OVG Real Estate leases to Henkel in The Edge

3.300 m2 office space

OVG Real Estate leases to Henkel in The Edge

OVG Real Estate has leased 3.300 m2 and 28 parking spaces in office building The Edge to Henkel, one of the largest FMCG companies in the world.

Henkel chooses The Edge

In October of last year OVG Real Estate delivered office building The Edge, the most sustainable office building in the world. Henkel takes residence in The Edge next to current tenants such as Deloitte, AKD, Sandvik, Salesforce and Edelman. The innovative technology The Edge offers and the location at the South-Axis were key in Henkel’s decision to establish their global supply chain office in Amsterdam. Given the international character of Henkel, the location at the South-Axis near Schiphol also plays a role in this choice.

For the municipality of Amsterdam, the choice of Henkel is of importance and fits with the trend of companies establishing their headquarters in the capital of The Netherlands. Dieter Oude Kotte, Senior Manager Foreign Investments Amsterdam Inbusiness: “We are delighted with the arrival of Henkel. The international and business environment of Amsterdam, the good quality of life, the rich culture it offers and the presence of international schools are crucial for Henkel in attracting (inter) national talent. The arrival of Henkel also confirms the trend of more international companies choosing Amsterdam for the establishment of a European headquarter or operations business unit. We welcome Henkel."


The Edge is a design by Ron Bakker and Lee Polisano of PLP Architecture from London. The building has been certified as BREEAM-NL ‘Outstanding’ and was sold to Deka Immobilien Investment last year.

The real estate agency team for The Edge comprises JLL, Van Gool ♢ Elburg Vastgoedspecialisten B.V. and DTZ Zadelhoff, whereby DTZ Zadelhoff acted as advisor for OVG. JLL assisted Henkel during this transaction. Tetris will realize the fit-out.

About Henkel

Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its almost 50,000 employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.

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