On February 1 & 2 we welcomed a big part of our European dealers in Harderwijk for the ultimate Halo Experience. During this two half days event, we brought our dealer partners up-to-speed about Halo.

On Thursday, we started of with an extended presentation about Halo. After this presentation, the dealers had the opportunity to enter the Halo showroom. In this showroom they got to experience different types of Halo firsthand. This turned out to be a positive way to experience Halo’s outstanding acoustics and see the different configuration possibilities Halo has to offer.

Also, two of our European Dealer Council Members (DCM) were present. Paul from DiPa and Jens from proroomz gave a presentation about being a DCM member. Also, the dealers had the opportunity to take part in several break-out sessions, were they were able to experience a live sound demo, how to reconfigure Halo and how to draw Halo in Maars 4D.

On Friday, we received extended feedback from our dealers, since we together discussed all Halo’s possibilities and threats and together we created Halo’s SWOT. Besides informing them about Halo, we also took the opportunity to give presentations about Cleanrooms and our new wall Metaline125 and new Framed Double Glazed door.

The Halo Experience was a very good opportunity to get feedback from our dealers. We are very happy with the response our dealers gave us about the event and that they went home inspired and with many new ideas.

In week 40, our R&D  department tested the Metaline125 wall in the acoustic laboratory of Peutz, resulting in very positive results. The acoustic tests have demonstrated that the wall performs admirably, achieving sound insulation levels of up to 61 dB with a 10 mm track and up to 59 dB with a 35 mm track, depending on the specific configuration.

As the name suggests, the Metaline125 wall has a thickness of 125mm. It is composed of freestanding double String² studs with Metaline panels. This particular version of Metaline has been developed as a solution for demising walls in situations where a high level of acoustic performance is required. The Metaline 125 wall is only available as a solid steel wall and can connect to Double Horizon.

On October 30th 2023, the acquisition of Maars Living Walls was completed and led by the Private Investor Nimbus along with the Maars Management and a Maars dealer. The ownership has previously been held by the global furniture company MillerKnoll, a select group of MillerKnoll dealers and Maars Management. The successful partnership with existing and active MillerKnoll dealer partners shall continue.

Headquartered in Harderwijk, The Netherlands, Maars was founded in 1946 and has expanded in 75 years to over 55 countries. Maars is the global leader of sustainable and innovative demountable walls with unique design, best-in class and custom-made solutions. The extensive range of high performance acoustical and fire rated products are manufactured in a modern factory, suppling to customers all over the world. Product design and delivery is performed in close cooperation with many well-known architectural firms, general contractors, and project management companies.

In continuing efforts to expand and improve our international strategy on growth, new product developments, customer support & operations, Maars has entered a new partnership. Menno de Vries, CEO of Maars, believes the experienced Dutch investment company will support and expand the international strategy of Maars. Nimbus has a successful track record of more than 25 years in strengthening and improving international manufacturing companies, including in the demountable wall industry. Furthermore, Menno believes the company will continue and enlarge their services to all customers also with offering refurbished, reused and recycled demountable walls.

‘‘We are pleased to have the opportunity to invest in Maars Living Walls’’ says Alexander de Haas, partner at Nimbus. “Through continued focus on market developments and (new) product introductions, new investments and operational improvements, Maars Living Walls will remain a solid partner for its customers, suppliers, and workforce. Demountable walls have exhibited potential, which can be realized through additional investments and global growth. We will support the business in any way we can in the years to come”.

Contact information

Alexander de Haas   Nimbus         +31 (0)6 1227 7509

Menno de Vries        Maars           +31 (0)6 1089 6932

About Nimbus

Nimbus is a private investment company that has been operating for close to 25 years, with offices in the Netherlands (Zeist), Germany (Munich) and United Kingdom (Leeds). Nimbus invests in companies that are at a crossroads in their development and are ready for their next growth phase. The Nimbus team has relevant operational and strategic skills which has formed the basis of strong partnerships with management teams in over 100 investments since its inception. Nimbus also has significant experience in the manufacturing industry and carving-out non-core business units from larger companies. More information about Nimbus can be found on www.nimbus.com.

About Maars Living Walls

Maars is one of the leading suppliers of high-quality customized wall and pod solutions for buildings to improve people’s well-being and productivity. Maars is a Dutch-based manufacturer with 75 years of experience providing world class solutions and stands for excellent service with various and integrated customized projects. Their wide range of products have a refined design, are high quality, and demonstrate worldwide leadership in fire and sound certificates and sustainability. More than 80% of projects Maars produces are exported outside the Netherlands and supported by professional teams of Maars and their dealers. The global organization has competent teams and departments in-house which include: research and development, manufacturing, engineering, project management, service, installation, and sales. More information about Maars Living Walls can be found at www.maarslivingwalls.com, @maarslivingwalls on Instagram and on Linkedin: https://nl.linkedin.com/company/maars-partitioning-systems.

After the great Halo 1 test results earlier this year, it was now time to test Halo 2 and Halo 4. Both office pods are in the final stage of development, and therefore ready for testing.

Again, we are very excited about the results: all tested models achieved the goal of a minimum of 30 dB. Or in other words: Halo 2 and Halo 4 are Class A in acoustics, according to ISO 23351-1! For Halo 2, the test result of 30 dB even counts for with and without floor!

During the tests we achieved the following results:

  • Our Halo 2 with floor, double sound absorption cassette, double Bi-block and 12.5 mm acoustic layered glass door achieved a speech level reduction of 30 dB.
  • Our Halo 2 without floor, double sound absorption cassette, double Bi-block and 12.5 mm acoustic layered glass door achieved a speech level reduction of 30 dB.
  • Our Halo 4 without floor, quadruple sound absorption cassette, double Bi-block and 12.5 mm acoustic layered glass door achieved a speech level reduction of 30 dB.

Based on the results we can conclude that for Halo 2 and Halo 4 the test results are the same for with and without floor.

About Peutz
Peutz is part of Peutz Group. The group exists of independent agencies, which are specialized in for example acoustics, sound control and environment technology. Peutz has a unique acoustical lab and is the first acoustical lab in the Netherlands. It has been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

Last week we were present at the Workspace Design Show in RAI Amsterdam. Maars was present with a small stand, close to the entrance of the fair. To the Show we brought a Halo 1 and Halo 2.

Bringing the two office pods gave visitors the opportunity to live experience our office pods. Many people looked at the design and stepped into both Halo to check out the space as well as our superb acoustics. Frequently asked questions as “Can we get them in every color we like” and “Are the pods being made in the Netherlands” were all answered with “yes”. Other positive feedback was about the modularity of Halo, possibility of changing the configuration, even after installation and speech-privacy.

At the Workspace Design Show several other office pods providers were present. This gave visitors the opportunity to compare Halo with the other providers. It was very good to hear that on the other stands, people were talking about Halo and we very excited about Halo. We were excited that visitors from all over the world came to our stand.

Workspace Design Show brings together workspace architects and designers. It was great to share thoughts, receive so much positive feedback and get the opportunity to show Halo to so many people.

We are very excited to share that our Halo Experience is now officially open!

At our headquarter in Harderwijk, the Netherlands, we have created a special Halo Experience, where you will be able to see, feel and of course experience all Halo models. The Halo Experience is a showroom where all our types of office pods can be experienced.

Of course our Class A+ Halo 1 is present, as well as four other types of Halo’s. It gives you the opportunity to experience what Halo office pod is all about.

Experience different types of Halo office pods

The Halo Experience gives you the opportunity to step into:

  • A vintage blue Halo 1 with 3 sides glass and 1 side solid, no floor;
  • A Maars orange and black Halo 1 with 2 sides glass, 2 sides solid and floor;
  • An urban style white green Halo 2 with door and table in the middle, no floor;
  • A classic gold and red Halo 2, door on the left with floor;
  • A modern black and white Halo 4 with no floor.

Experience Halo’s superior acoustics

To give you an impression, please check out the pictures below as well as the impression video. But the photo’s and video does not give you the real experience. Evidently, acoustics is hard to experience when you are not actually there.

Besides, Halo Experience also gives you the opportunity to see all options available for our office pods, since we showcase different configurations as well as different colors.

Therefore, you are most welcome to visit our office and step into our office pods. Contact us directly to book your visit!

At Maars we organize International Sales Meetings (ISM) on a regular basis. Normally these are online, but for this edition we decide to invite our colleagues to Maars’ headquarters in Harderwijk.

The ISM took place on September 28 + 29 and was a huge success. The gathering provided a wealth of insights and information, and offered a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to connect with each other.

International Sales Meeting program

Part of the program was a tour through the newly opened Halo Experience, our factory as well as a new build cleanrooms setting. Additionally, there were presentations on sustainability and modularity, with a focus on the three Es: Experience, Expertise, and Excellence. Furthermore, our colleagues took part in an interactive part of the program, working with colleagues they had not worked before, using different markets and different cultures.

It was great to welcome our colleagues from all over the world, from the United States, Switzerland, Dubai, UK, France, China, Germany and Belgium.

We really appreciated all contribution, for Maars to grow even further as a company.

Meet Halo! Our brand new product is ready to go and now available for drawing and ordering in Maars 4D. Are you ready to explore the full range of options that are available for Halo?

Learn all about it in our introduction video:

Can’t get enough of it? Read all about Halo or download the brochure through our website.

Maars 4D office extension

As announced before; with the release of Halo we’ve also applied another major change.
The former Maars 4D extension is now separated into two separate extensions:

  • 1. Maars 4D Walls contains our partitioning walls
    (String2, Metaline, Horizon, lalinea, Styleline, Cubes, Living options)
  • 2. Maars 4D Office contains our office and furniture related products
    (Halo + M923.)

Maars 4d extensies

Both extensions are available on the Configura Marketplace and all existing users have received access to both extensions. The current M923. extension has been eliminated and replaced with the Maars 4D Office extension. The Maars 4D Office extension is free of charge so there are no additional costs involved. With this new set-up Maars is able to offer a future proof construction for new product developments. You can download the free Maars 4D office extension in the Configura marketplace.

Technical support

Due to this technical change you might have seen a notification in CET at the start-up that states ‘Missing valid licenses’ for Maars M923. You can simply click uninstall extensions and continue; Maars 4D Office will automatically download. In case you have any technical issues, please contact the Maars 4D team.

After extensive testing in our test lab, Halo 1 has now also been tested official in Peutz’ acoustical lab. We are very proud to announce that Halo 1 has scored beyond expectations. Therefore, we can deliver Halo 1 in Classes A+, A and B, according to ISO 23351-1!

During the tests we achieved the following values:

Halo Exclusive+ | Sound Class A+ | 33 dB
Halo 1 with floor and double sound absorption cassette achieved a speech level reduction of 33 dB, which makes it the best in the market.

Halo Exclusive | Sound Class A | 30.4 dB
Halo 1 with floor and single sound absorption cassette achieved a speech level reduction of 30.4 dB.

Halo Comfort | Sound Class B
We are also able to deliver a Class B Halo Office Pod, with our Halo 1 pod without floor.

The official testing took place in week 19. The official documents with the test results will be available shortly. Please find more information on Halo on our website.

About Peutz
Peutz is part of Peutz Group. The group exists of independent agencies, which are specialized in for example acoustics, sound control and environment technology. Peutz has a unique acoustical lab and is the first acoustical lab in the Netherlands. It has been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

We are very proud to announce, that we can add the Halo series to our official design rights. In cooperation with our patent office, we have recorded the design (details) of our new HALO product. 

In addition to recording our technical patents & patents, we also record designs of our new products in design rights. With this, we permanently protect the design and certain details of our wall systems and solutions.

The design rights of the Halo series have now been added. The modular design of the Halo is unique in the market and entirely in Maars style. You can easily turn the Halo 1 into a Halo 2 or a Halo 4. In terms of design, you also have complete freedom, so that Halo fits perfectly into the working environment.

Would you like to know more about the possibilities of Halo? Design your office pod in our pod configurator!

Halo Office Pod brand video

Over the last few weeks we have been busy with creating a brand video for our Halo office pod. Goal: to show how Halo enriches the work environment and your life in different ways, what makes Halo so special and why Halo is indispensable in every work environment.

For recording the video, we have placed two Halo pods at ECG projects in Nunspeet. At this beautiful location we have placed two different Halo’s: different in color and different in configuration. The video has been created by CoolCreative.

The result? A fantastic brand video showcasing everything Halo has to offer. The best acoustic performance in the market (Class A+ according to ISO-23351-1), endlessly configurable, unique modular design and perfect dimensions. But really the video speaks for itself.

Halo Office Pod brand video

After 20 years of a fruitful cooperation as a joint venture, Maars Jansen Living Walls NV will continue as Maars BeLux NV from May 16. From a strategic point of view, Maars Holding takes over the remaining 50% of the shares and becomes an only shareholder.

The well-oiled machine that we have been for two decades just keeps on running. We are happy to serve offices, education and cleanrooms, but also the healthcare sector with our combined know-how in the field of modular, flexible system walls.

What does this mean to you?

The cooperation between Maars BeLux and Maars Netherlands will improve through the share takeover and also enable us to propagate our mission, vision and philosophy even better. Our extensive range of services guarantees that you can fully implement your sustainable ambitions.

Maars Halo Pod

Do you already know our Halo office pod?

Halo offers a modular work and meeting place with high-end design and unsurpassed acoustic performance. In short, the perfect place to work undisturbed and concentrated or to have a meeting in peace. You can configure Halo completely according to your own wishes; design the way you want it!

Discover Halo on our website

Save the date: 15 and 22 June open afternoons

On Thursdays June 15 and 22 we will organize Open Door Afternoons at our office in Mechelen. Here you can experience the Halo office pod, with integrated LED lighting and ventilation, for yourself. Of course you can also make an appointment for this. More information about the program will follow soon. Do you save the dates in your diary?

Name change: Maars BeLux NV

Address + registered office: Battelsesteenweg 455B, 2800 Mechelen
VAT BE 0466.510.810
Price questions: price@maars.be
Invoices: invoices@maars.be
General: info@maars.be

Do you have questions regarding this message? Here you can find the details of your contact person.

This week we had the grand opening of our new showroom in Shanghai, China! During the opening ceremony there were various presentations. Attendees listened to presentations from for example Menno de Vries (Maars CEO) Mr. Benjamin Li (CEO of Maars China) and Marjo Crompvoets (Consul General of the Netherlands in Shanghai).

We celebrated this huge milestone with a big group of representatives from interior designers, general contractors, project management companies, Maars dealers, industry media, IWBI officials and many more! The were all warmly welcomed by our China team.

M923. launch

During the opening ceremony we also took the opportunity to launch our new wall M923. M923. is thé solution to finding the perfect balance between openness and privacy in your work environment. With a few quick alterations you can transform the layout of your partition wall exactly as desired. M923. has been created in collaboration with Gensler, serving as product design consultant.

The showroom opening ceremony was a great success and the perfect moment to launch M923. in China. Please watch the video for an impression of the ceremony.

At Maars the International Dealer Meeting 2022 took place on 19th and 20th of September. It was an honor to welcome at least 45 world wide Maars dealer partners. And with lots of interaction, feedback and useful input we took important actions towards our shared mission… Maars as the provider of flexible wall solutions in the world.

  • During the IDM 2022 we have witnessed again the strength of connection. All worldwide dealers had the opportunity to not only reconnect with Maars again but also reconnect with many experienced dealer partners from all over the world.

A key theme for this IDM was modularity. It was beneficial for lots of dealers to learn more about the importance of modularity and the contribution of Maars products to sustainability.
Besides this important key theme: We visited project sites, got inspired by a key note speaker and of course the dealers had the chance to be the first to witness new developments and product introductions.

We really appreciate the contribution, that is the only reason why we could make the IDM such a success.

The Digital Experience Design team at Gensler partnered with the premium environment product manufacturer Maars Living Walls to integrate Transparent OLED into the next level of living and working space. This was accomplished through the M923. Digital  – a modular partition system that allows physical spaces to come to life with visual information that supports almost any task imaginable.

Lobby Welcome Experience

Gensler demonstrated the power of this technology by creating an unforgettable hospitality moment at the exhibit entrance. Utilizing augmented reality, viewers witnessed vivid petals animate outward from a physical vase on a counter, and float into a calendar display. It becomes quickly apparent that Transparent OLED is not just another display – but that it is a window into an entire new world of possibilities.

“I see Transparent OLED having endless possibilities. Seeing it applied to many different applications while we’re here [at OIF] really makes me believe we can integrate it within all our wall systems.” – Richard Camacho, Maars Living Wall

Flex Space

Further into the exhibit, the flex space showcased an even greater range of possibilities for this new category of display. Utilizing Transparent OLED Technology, users can access information or peer through it, which allows the same space to become a conference room or a yoga retreat with the simple push of a button. This design allows occupants to seamlessly transition from a holographic conference call into an emotionally recharging meditation. Never before have rejuvenation and productivity been so closely aligned.

“Our environment can shift rapidly with the Transparent OLED. Having digital display technology embedded in your environment enables the end user to rapidly change that environment, to meet the needs of the people who are using that space. They can go from making it a place for a hybrid meeting to some place for meditation, relaxation, health, wellness, to a social event where you’re supporting community and culture within your environment.” – Michael Schneider, Gensler

If you want more information about Gensler x Maars Living Walls present M923. Digital (Block Partition), download the brochure.

In the past year the monumental Shell headquarter in The Hague, The Netherlands have been fully renovated. A building with still an old exterior but fully sustainable and brand new from the inside! For this extensive renovation we have delivered and installed our glass partition walls. With these walls known for their flexibility we ensure a sustainable and future proof interior design.

Shells Dutch headquarter is a 25.000 square meter building which is a national monument dated from 1917. The building has been used as an office for over a century. During the renovation this magnificent old building has been made future proof.

Maars delivered its Panorama and Horizon wall systems. Both walls are certified with Cradle to Cradle Silver. The glass walls are combined with Flush Glass Deur which creates a seamless connection with the walls.

Panorama is a double glazed wall system known for its high flexibility without having to compromise on acoustic performances. Horizon is a single glazed wall system, the main feature of Horizon is its minimalistic design. Both glass walls are on one or both sides installed using Polar White glass, this creates a really unique design.

Maars products are specified by the highest quality. We always put our greatest effort in constant improvements. In addition to quality, Environmental Assurance is an equally important topic for us. When producing highly sustainable products, sustainable production processes are just as important.

  • To guarantee Maars quality and environmental assurance, our processes are certified conform the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards.

Every three years our organization needs to be recertified by an independent certified party. These audits recently took place in 2021. We are happy to announce that we have successfully completed the audits.
The ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates are extended for another three years. Reach out to our product specialists for more information about our certificates. 

Life Time Work is Life Time’s branch of co-working facilities. Their new Corp 2 headquarters office was designed to align the aesthetics with the Life Time Work spaces. Maars walls are integrated in all Life Time Work locations as a continuous design element.

Our dealer partner Intereum delivered the Maars walls for Life Time Work’s Headquarter “Corp 2”. For this project Horizon glazed walls with Carré are installed, together with the frameless glass sliding doors which complements to the aesthetics of the Horizon – Carré walls.

For the conference rooms, monitors and video conference hardware were integrated. For that we used String2 walls with back painted glass surrounding the monitor.

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