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Joris Billen

How would you describe your role as a technical specialist engineer in the modular construction business?

As a technical specialist engineer in the modular construction business, my role involves providing technical expertise and support to our clients, as well as ensuring that our products and services meet their requirements and specifications. I work closely with our sales team to understand the needs of our clients and provide them with the right solutions. I also collaborate with our production and installation teams to ensure that the modular units we deliver meet the highest standards of quality and safety.


How would your colleagues describe you?

My colleagues would describe me as an easy to work with person, who always keeps his calm, even under stressful circumstances. My colleagues appreciate the fact that I always considerate of others' time when committing to project deadlines.


What makes your working day a perfect/successful day?

I always like to fall back to the registered trademarks: “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People explores the principles of effective self-leadership, influence, collaboration, and improvement.

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
  • Habit 6: Synergize
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw


If you needed to change jobs for a day, which other department would you like to work in?

If I needed to change jobs for a day, I would go for a day in the life of an outside sales colleague. Standing in their shoes might give me valuable insight into the sales process and the customer experience, which can help better understand the client’s needs and preferences.

It also helps to develop stronger communication and interpersonal skills by interacting with customers and learning how to effectively pitch and sell products.

Finally, the experience can foster a greater sense of collaboration and teamwork between the sales and technical teams, which can ultimately lead to better outcomes for the entire company. We all work towards the same goal: “Creating smart spaces for people to live, work and learn


What do you think sets Algeco apart from other modular construction companies?

Algeco is a leader in the modular construction industry, and what sets us apart is our commitment to quality, innovation, and customer service. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible solutions for their needs.

We also have a wide range of modular units and custom solutions with additional 360° Services that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, whether they are in the commercial, industrial, or public sectors.


What do you enjoy most about working for Algeco?

What I enjoy most about working for Algeco is the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and innovative team that is at the forefront of the modular construction industry. I am constantly challenged to think creatively and find new ways to meet the evolving needs of our clients. I also appreciate the culture of collaboration and teamwork at Algeco, where everyone is encouraged to contribute their ideas and expertise to achieve our common goals.

Finally, I am proud to be part of a company that is committed to sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment through our products and processes.