Can you tell us something about your company? 

Royal Vopak is the world's leading independent tank storage company. We operate a global network of terminals located at strategic locations along major trade routes. With a 400-year history and a strong focus on safety and sustainability, we ensure efficient, safe and clean storage and handling of bulk liquid products and gases for our customers. By doing so, we enable the delivery of products that are vital to our economy and daily lives, ranging from oil, chemicals, gases and LNG to biofuels and vegoils. Vopak is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Including our joint ventures and associates, we employ an international workforce of over 5,500 people. As of 5 May 2017, Vopak operates 67 terminals in 25 countries with a combined storage capacity of 35.7 million cbm, with another 2.8 million cbm under development, to be added before the end of 2019. www.vopak.com

Why did your company choose Texas? 

We operate a global network of terminals located at strategic locations along major trade routes, and Texas is the perfect fit for this strategy.

What kind of advice can you give to Dutch entrepreneurs who want to do business in Texas?

The best advice is to really embed yourself in the culture and be open to its differences. At the same time, really invest in making the right connections to support your business needs.