Belgium’s Elaut, the major cranes, pushers and ticket redemption producer, is to move its US subsidiaries into one consolidated headquarters in Florida, it was announced exclusively to InterGame this week.
The company’s three American subsidiaries will, this summer, move into a 72,000sq.ft facility at Lakeworth, Florida, a short distance from its current Florida home for subsidiary Benchmark Games.
The other two Elaut companies, Coast to Coast Enterprises and Elaut USA, are moving from Lakewood, New Jersey, into the new factory building. Group CEO Eric Verstraeten (pictured) told InterGame: “We were coming to the end of our lease in New Jersey and it made sense to us to consolidate all of our North American interests into one unit. Lakeworth is an ideal position for its communications facilities such as airports. We will be adding more sales, service and production staff at the new factory.”
The move will take place this summer, said Verstraeten, who was keen to emphasise that the consolidation would not change the characteristics of the three individual companies.“Their DNA will not change. This move was a very logical one for us; it was difficult to control three separate entities from across the Atlantic. This is much more logical for us.”