KBC announces plans for cutting-edge data centers in Belgium

Digital Reinvention
15/04/2024 News

KBC, a financial powerhouse, is set to revolutionize its infrastructure with two new data centers in Mechelen and Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. These cutting-edge facilities, slated to replace existing centers, are designed to uphold KBC's commitment to superior service and environmental responsibility.

Scheduled for operation by mid-2027, the centers will gradually take over from the old ones by the end of 2028. The design, a collaboration with Arcadis Belgium NV and BAUT architects, adheres to strict regulatory standards while prioritizing sustainability.

Key green initiatives include energy-efficient practices, rainwater cooling systems, solar panels, and the use of recycled materials. Biodiversity and eco-friendly landscaping are also integral components of the design, showcasing KBC's holistic approach to sustainability.

Wim Eraly, Senior General Manager of Commercial Banking & Facilities, underscores KBC's dedication to sustainability, deeply ingrained in all aspects of operations.

Isabel Van Mele, Chief Information Officer, emphasizes the importance of these centers in maintaining seamless customer service while enhancing digital capabilities and data security.

In essence, KBC's investment in these data centers represents a fusion of technological innovation and environmental consciousness, paving the way for a sustainable future in finance.

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