On October 21st, the undergraduate and graduate students from the Antwerp and Brussels campuses, accompanied by Campus Coordinator Mrs. Linda Wyninckx, visited the main Nike distribution center in Laakdal, Belgium.
After arriving to Nike, students were welcomed by a company representative and were introduced to Nike via a presentation and welcome drink. The presentation included the history of Nike, the origin of the logo, and various facts about the company such as their distribution centers across Europe, their plan to open a new facility in Ham, Belgium in 2017 etc.
After the presentation, students received a guided tour of the facilities. They were shown around the Nike shop that is available on-site where workers and Nike sponsored athletes can purchase products. Afterwards they visited the logistics center and the on-site fitness center which is accessible to all of Nike’s workers. Outside, there was also a football field were workers can play to unwind after a day of hard work and where the company tests their latest products.