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Vanerum Group Acquires Belisia Design Studio

Jim Stelter, Executive Vice President of Sales and Market- focus on collaborative environments for office and learning
ing of Steelcase before the 2001 recession, is hard to pin facilities.” Belisia’s product design Studio assists Architects
down. He never stops moving, and his energy entangles and Designers in creating specific product solutions they
forces far and wide. His Stelter Partners, specializing in have envisioned for their clients.
green educational products became Vanerum•Stelter, of “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to our
which he is president. Vanerum•Stelter is a division of Van- Global strategy of integrating technology and fostering in-
erum Group, a global corporation. teraction in learning environments” said Mr. Stelter. Belisia
Now the Vanerum Group has acquired Belisia Design will build on Vanerum Group’s strategy for designing and
Studio, a Belgium vendor is known for “creating and man- manufacturing products that create inspiring environments
aging a product portfolio with strong design aesthetics and a by integrating technology and fostering interaction (i3),

belisia offices

gert vanerum and jim stelter belisia building


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bringing new product design opportu-
nities to the North American market.
“We will evaluate the European de-
signs as we continue to search for new
ideas for collaboration and technology
support,” said Mr. Stelter. If they help
us deliver inspiring environments, we
have an interest in adding them to our
portfolio.”
Vanerum•Stelter will bring the most
innovative products to Michigan for
manufacturing, sales and distribution
across North America. Belisia prod-
ucts will continue to fuel the sustained
growth that Vanerum•Stelter has expe-
rienced over the past six years.
“The best products in the world are
built on the foundation of how people
will work and collaborate with them,”
said Gert Van Erum, CEO of Vanerum
Group. “Our Global Design Studio will
interface with the new Belisia Studio to
accelerate this,”.
Belisia will maintain its headquarters
and manufacturing facility in Bilzen,
Belgium. 