Kim Kiekens started SMUKK (Danish for Nice) only a few months ago, and continues to maintain her excited, startup mentality. ''We are enterprising, curious, flexible and eager but at the same time experienced and professional '', says Kiekens. The company currently has two employees. The founder does the technical side, while her colleague, Hannelore Verstappen, is responsible for the creative side. That combination is of significant value.
"We know the possibilities and the pitfalls of technology.'' In fact, much of the impetus for starting SMUKK arrived when Kiekens and Verstappen were told that one of their ideas, while creative, was technically infeasible. ''We did not want to make any concessions and therefore decided to look for a way to implement our creativity. The choice was made quickly, '' Kiekens explains. '' Trotec Laser offered us that opportunity! ''