In Macquarie Park.

Groupe SEB Australia managing director, Wivina Chaneliere was joined by incoming managing director, Cecile Goron-Vaucelle and vice president for Asia Pacific, Frederic Verwaerde to officially open the company’s new head office on Lyonpark Road in Macquarie Park today. The new office is located closer to its retail partners, next to an A-grade shopping centre and business corporate parks with easy access to public transport.

Addressing attendees of the office opening, Groupe SEB managing director, Wivina Chaneliere said, “We are here today to celebrate the opening of our new office, which marks the fourth address in our 19 year journey. We started in a small office in Gladesville before moving to Newington, Wentworth Point and now Macquarie Park.

“We now have the latest technology – faster internet connection, guest Wi-Fi, smart board and Office 365, which includes skype for business, wireless conference phones, meeting room calendar boards, voicemail to email phones, new wide screen monitors, and more. Furthermore, it is a green building with a café and brand new facilities.”

Groupe SEB now offers a car space to each staff member “so they can access work without having to stress about parking”. The company has also setup a workplace flexibility policy to accommodate staff to work around their personal life and avoid traffic congestion. “We want to put our staff first and make them feel happy, engaged and respected,” Chaneliere said.

“Last but not least – the name of the road is Lyonpark road –the same name as the Groupe SEB campus address. How good is that?”

“To make this happen, everyone has contributed over the last 12 months in some shape or form. It was a team effort of course. The day we moved in –all went like a well-oiled machine – everyone rolled up their sleeves and just got things done.”