This article showcases our top picks for the best The Netherlands based Industrial Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top The Netherlands Industrial Engineering Startups
DyeCoo Textile Systems
DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V. was founded in March 2008.
The company is the world’s first supplier of industrial CO2 dyeing equipment. DyeCoo Textile Systems also offers its own range of dyes for CO2 dyeing.
Together with one of the main shareholders, Feyecon D&l, they have extensive knowledge of CO2 applications and design and engineering of CO2 machines. The company mission is to supply dyeing systems for the textile finishing industry based on superior CO2 technology, gaining a considerable market share and contributing to a sustainable environment in terms of water consumption, energy consumption, CO2-emissions and waste disposal..
Airborne International is engaged in engineering, manufacturing, and supplying high-end composites structures for industries such as aerospace, defense, marine, high-end bicycles, and formula-one cars. It offers composites structures maintenance and repair services, including inspection and damage assessment, sealing and painting, and balancing.
The company was founded in 1995 and is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.. .
Avular is an agile and innovative robotics company. We push the boundaries of current innovation and introduce disruptive technology.
Our multi-disciplinary team is always at the forefront of new technologies within various expertise areas. The cooperation between these expertises in our open workspace forms the base of our success.
We are located at the most creative location of the area; Strijp-T, Eindhoven, between many other innovative companies.. .
CEAD is a technology supplier on the frontier of composite additive manufacturing. The development of the CFAM 3D printer has been a breakthrough in printing with a continuous carbon or glass fiber.
The large printing area of 4m x 2m x 1,5m makes this technology suitable for large structural composite components and molds. Printing with a wide range of polymer matrix materials from PP up to PEEK..
Batchforce is a leading digital Managed CNC Marketplace for custom manufacturing, that connects companies with optimal manufacturing solutions trough her platform. Batchforce provides on-demand manufacturing to a extensive customer base, ranging from startups to multinational companies.
Our worldwide network of over 1.500 manufacturing and surface finishing partners enables us to maintain fast lead times while offering a wide range of capabilities. .
Reflow creates sustainable 3D printing materials with heart and precision. By building a vast international network for small-scale production, we transform local waste streams into a premium material to match all your creative needs.
By creating with Reflow, you support a vibrant community of makers, recyclers and waste collectors and help prevent the production of more harmful plastic pollution. Together we can ensure that the next industrial revolution is sustainable, global, and inclusive..
IBS Precision Engineering
IBS Precision Engineering has been delivering customers solutions to their measurement, positioning and motion systems demands where ultra-high precision is required. With our expert foundation in metrology, we understand the true meaning of precision and how to help our customers achieve it.
With its expert foundation in metrology, they understand the true meaning of precision and how to help our customers achieve it. IBS products and custom solutions can be found at leading companies world-wide serving industries from disk drive to semiconductor equipment, printing and medical systems.
In the field of machine tools we serve both builders and users with measurement systems delivering significant bottom-line productivity improvements. For the research community, it provides support from standard ultra-precision components to custom made systems..
2M Engineering creates innovative sensor products. Application areas: – Medical devices – IoT industrial sensors – Wearable solutions for e-health & sports 2M does complete sensor product development including product definition, fast prototyping, product development, industrialization, (medical) certification and production.
SENSOR PRODUCTS We are specialized in creating sensor products and have all the disciplines to do this in-house (sensor know-how, signal processing, electronics, firmware, and mechanics). Our modular design approach with respect to hardware and software allows us to create functional prototypes or products faster, with lower investments and minimal technical risks.
SOFTWARE 2M also builds software applications to control the device or process or show the measured information. This also includes web, app, and cloud development.
DEVELOPMENT, INDUSTRIALIZATION & PRODUCTION We believe in creating functional prototypes as early as possible in the development and start learning and testing with real users as early as possible. Prototypes focused on fulfilling the essential, minimal set of functions.
By making realistic design choices early in the process the transition towards industrialized products is typically smooth. 2M can handle from small volumes to large production quantities.
TEAM We work with a small team of 20 highly skilled people. We have a large network of dedicated partners for the realization of more specialized tasks.
Xilloc is a medical device company that provides specialized 3D printing and additive manufacturing services for the industry. With our wide range of state-of-the-art 3D printers, They are able to help with metals, polymers, and ceramics for small batch production and serial production, specific part re-design for 3D printers, consultancy, and training on the technologies.
Xilloc designed and produced both the world’s first 3D printed cranial plate as well as the first full 3D printed mandible and therefore counts as the pioneering company within the medical sector of custom healthcare products. Xilloc was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Limburg, The Netherlands..
Pontis Engineering is an ambitious and independent international company, active in the rapidly growing industry of advanced composite products. Pontis Engineering specializes in integrated engineering solutions for the development of large fiber reinforced composites, excelling in innovative power, cost-effectiveness, and quality.
To this end, we supply a wide range of services covering the entire process from conceptual design to (serial) production and transportation. Pontis Engineering adds value to its partners by leveraging on its extensive industry knowledge and network, highly expertised workforce, and international presence.
Our services cover various growth markets for advanced composites, including the wind power, aerospace, civil and marine sector. With over 20 years of experience in composites, our dedicated in-house design team and our worldwide network of engineers, materials suppliers, and knowledge institutes, we are your highly qualified partner in developing state of the art composite structures..
VIBES.technology is a new company founded in the Netherlands in 2015 with a mission to enable Experimental Dynamic Substructuring and modern TPA techniques for the engineering community. Their vision is that every engineer should be able to do these complex analyses “first time right”.
To make that possible, they develop intuitive and user-friendly applications that make the analysis accessible. Their toolbox for Matlab is a great example: even though it is aimed at engineers with Matlab experience, it significantly reduces the time and expertise required to make an excellent analysis of sound & vibration levels..
Aalberts Industries is an innovative company that consists of four businesses: building installations, climate control, industrial controls and industrial services. Aalberts Industries engineers mission-critical technologies for ground-breaking industries.
From particle and vibration-free chip-making equipment to better performing cars, from efficient production and manufacturing environments to eco-friendly buildings, from light and long-lasting high-tech materials to perfectly drafted beverages. The company is where technology matters and real progress can be made.
Humanly, environmentally and financially.. .
Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill provides sonic drilling rigs, sonic tooling and sampling solutions. Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill products are the result of industry changing innovations and designed by people that carry the same standards and values as our company DNA.
Its product line is designed to be safer and more ergonomic than the industry standard. High quality components are designed and selected for its products to insure product reliability.
Royal Eijkelkamp is able to make a continuous contribution to a safe and healthy living environment thanks to more than 100 years’ experience and expertise in soil and water research. Royal Eijkelkamp wants to become the world’s preferred supplier of solutions – including one-stop solutions – for soil and water research..
MOCS provides high-quality engineering services to the maritime, offshore and civil industry. The services are performed at their office or on location.
The multi-disciplinary expertise is applied to the analyses of steel, fibre-reinforced, concrete and hybrid structures. Industry standard software packages for finite elements analyses and dynamic simulations are utilized and leading rules and codes are applied.
MOCS is client-oriented, fast and flexible, which results in high-quality and cost-effective solutions.. .
Indufil B.V. produces products for the rotating equipment industry.
The company offers single and duplex filters, and valves in various materials. It also provides demisters, coalescers, separators, stator water cooling filters, scavange oil filters, hydrogen filters, fuel gas conditioning systems, and water injection filters.
The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Duiven, the Netherlands. As of April 28, 2008, Indufil B.V.
operates as a subsidiary of John Crane UK Ltd.. .
ERIKS is an international industrial service provider, a multi-product specialist offering a wide range of high-quality mechanical engineering components and associated technical and logistics services. ERIKS currently has branches in 20 countries, with a strong position in Western Europe, the United States and a presence in South-east Asia.
Our 8,000 skilled people worldwide serve customers in their original equipment manufacturing (OEM) or maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO). If required, we can also integrate into our customers’ businesses to establish an even closer and more responsive working relationship..
Codian Robotics develops Pick & Place robots for industrial applications. They are a flexible and customer-oriented partner for machine builders and robot integrators.
By using their expertise, their customers can fully focus on building and selling their applications. The Codian Robotics robots are ideal to deploy at rapid toploading processes.
Their robots are built without any operating system and work on all common machine control systems. This makes real-time information available and saves a lot of time and money..
Saint Trofee is a Dutch company with a mission of innovating refrigeration. Saint Trofee is involved in a 3 projects concerning innovative heat pumps: – ActiveWall (wall – integrated) heat pump development – Development of a household heat pump with natural refrigerant (R290) – Preparation of a H2020 research proposal for a thermo-acoustic heat pump Saint Trofee occasionally performs consultancy in the area of refrigerationm such as: – For RESTORE (B) advice was provided concerning load shifting in Industrial cold stores.
– For the Dutch branch of LIDL, support was provided concerning the application for BREEAM – Energy labelling of an industrial cold store / distribution centre (info) – Heat exchanger optimization of a Refrigerated Display Cabinet (Dutch RDC manufacturer). .
Sustainable Business Engineers
Sustainable Business Engineers – SBE is active as an SME business engineering organization. The process to build a position as a company, to hold on to this and to continue to grow is difficult and requires coordination of different disciplines.
The market, technology, entrepreneurship, and capital must come together. With creativity, insight, feeling for the different interests, good timing, and strategy, these processes can be successfully and quickly (literally) completed.
This is what SBE does. For own participation and for third parties.
All business (development) processes and participation are aimed at taking a company to a next phase. A sustainable character in the sense of long-term stability is central.
Young (start-up) companies need to build a position in the market. An idea or technology is not yet a product and a product is no guarantee for a successful company.
Established SMEs often have the potential to grow, but major growth means a different dynamic and a different coherence of focus, priorities, and activities. Organization and management must be coordinated.
Veco is a manufacturer of micro-precision parts. They serve the world’s most innovative, hi-tech companies in industries that demand the highest quality and precision.
To meet their customers’ specifications and demands, Veco has developed high standards of performance in Electroforming, Chemical Etching and Laser Material Processing. These technologies allow a powerful combination of precision and economical production; for high volumes and prototypes, standard and custom-made products.
Moving to sub-micron tolerances Veco is equipped with the most sophisticated inspection and measurement systems while most of the work takes place in high-end clean room facilities.. .
Founded in November 2014 by Ad and Marc Vermeer and Thérèse van Vinken., Cerescon focuses on the development, production, and marketing of an automatic asparagus harvesting machine. Cerescon is the first company in the world to successfully demonstrate the feasibility of an automatic selective asparagus harvester.
Selective harvesting means that only those asparagus are harvested, which are sufficiently large; the remaining asparagus must remain (undamaged) to be harvested a few days later.. .
Frames Group is provider of highly engineered solutions for the onshore and offshore upstream oil & gas industries. It offers actuators and controls, chemical injection packages, injection and dosing systems, gas treatment packages, high integrity pressure protection systems, and hydrate inhibitors.
The company also provides liquid treatment packages, process internals for separation process, produced water treatment systems, sand handling systems, gas/oil/water separators, and subsea control systems, as well as pneumatic, hydraulic, and electro-hydraulic process control and safety shutdown systems.. .
AESSEAL designs, manufactures, and distributes mechanical seals and support systems. The company offers cartridge mechanical seals that include single, double, bellow, split, and mixer seals; component seals that comprise non-chemical external seals, internal balanced component seals, and external seals with non-metallic parts; and bearing protection products.
It also provides gas seals, such as pump seals, compressor seals, and gas systems; seal support systems, including forced circulation systems, leakage detection products, particle separators, gas pressurized or buffer products, gas panels, fluid management products, and additional cooling systems; and gland packing and auxiliary products, such as pump, special, trapezoid, and valve packing products, as well as auxiliary products.. .
Gakon Horticultural Projects
Gakon Horticultural Projects specializes in producing, supplying, building, and servicing high-quality turnkey horticultural projects. Gakon has been managing projects from ideation to completion.
In their headquarters with integrated production based in Westland, Netherlands, Gakon produces their own greenhouses.. .
Hertel, established in 1895, is a global multidisciplinary service provider that specialises in scaffolding, insulation, mechanical maintenance, protective coatings and related technical services in the industry. Hertel operates in the oil and gas, process, power and offshore sectors around the world and provides services for prestigious clients such as Shell, Basf, ExxonMobil and DSM.
The international spread of its client base led Hertel to organise its operation around its clients’ sites, and therefore it often involves long-term collaboration. The company distinguishes itself by offering its clients an integrated service that spans the entire life cycle of their industrial assets.
The company is active in a wide spectrum: from the construction of new projects to maintenance, modifications, shutdowns and decommissioning. Working safely and reliability are paramount and Hertel has built up an excellent reputation in this regard.
Hertel employs approximately 10,000 people. Hertel’s head office is located in Rotterdam and the Netherlands is one of the company’s most important domestic markets..
Maars Living Walls
Maars combines years of experience by effortlessly merging special innovation, aesthetics and performance. Maars offers both standard and customized solutions in, for example, offices, airports, factories, cinemas, shops and hotels.
Also in the public sector Maars has been active and has taken the lead with applications including hospitals, public institutions, universities and schools.. .
ELCEE is preferred supplier for engineered components and assemblies; castings, forgings, bearings and welded constructions. Transforming welded constructions into cost-efficient castings and forgings is one of their strengths.
They specialise in making components with the best-cost quality in production locations around the world. Technical support, quality control, and supply chain management are standard services for all their products..
Coolworld Rentals and its Heatworld division form an international cooling and heating equipment rental organisation. Coolworld offers flexible and reliable solutions to help with temporary capacity problems, events, equipment being down, or when are renovating or overhauling permanent systems.
With their wide range of rental solutions, we are happy to serve and supply with the right rental cooling or heating 24/7/365.. .
Hydratec is a globally-operating specialist in industrial systems and components with a focus on the Agri & Food, Automotive and Health Tech markets. Hydratec has two core activities: 1.
Agri & Food Systems: Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies in Zeddam and LAN Handling Systems / ABAR Automation in Tilburg and Halfweg 2. Plastics Components: Timmerije in Neede and Helvoet Rubber & Plastics Technologies in the Netherlands (Hellevoetsluis and Tilburg), Belgium (Lommel), Germany (Munich) and India (Pune)..
Kinkelder was founded in 1945 in the Netherlands. Over the years, Kinkelder has developed a reputation as an innovative leader in the development of engineered saw blades and cutting technologies for a wide spectrum of industrial applications.
Their R&D team is passionate about sawing and is continuously fine-tuning the sawing process. No challenge is too big.
Cooperating closely with the machine manufacturers and industrial users they are able to gather important information directly from the source and transfer that knowledge to the production floor. Their main focus lies on providing solutions for high efficiency sawing of difficult materials.
They constantly upgrade their expertise in regards to the machine and materials and bring it to end users in the form of advise and state of the art saw blades. Experienced technicians in combination with the advanced manufacturing techniques ensure that they can deliver the best saw blades in the market.
Through the extensive network of subsidiaries and distributors Kinkelder is delivering the products to about 80 countries.. .
Terlet is an experienced specialist in developing and manufacturing high quality food processing machineries and food processing systems. Many years of experience as a food processing equipment supplier makes Terlet a well-known and reliable partner.
Customers can be found worldwide among multinationals as well as local companies. Terlet’s product categories are: processing vessels, scraped surface heat exchangers (Terlotherm), bag-in-box filling machines (Van Meurs), coil tanks (Maxxitherm), vacuum gassing installations and complete processing lines.
These machines are applied for processing mainly high viscous fluid food and personal care products like sauces, fruit preps, jams, waxes, creams, soups, baby food and meat.. .
Econosto Nederland is provides flow technology components. Econosto supplies a complete range of high-quality components – often assembled into complete systems – to companies in the markets: (petro) chemicals, oil & gas, tank storage & transhipment, shipbuilding & repair, non-residential construction, water, OEM and industry wide.
The core range consists of high-quality valves, appendages and measuring & control components of its own label Econ® and renowned A-brands.. .
Batenburg Techniek specializes in the development and implementation of technical installations. The group also distributes electronic and mechanical components and systems.
Design, manufacturing and maintenance of technical installations (61.9%): electrical installations, mechanical and sanitary installations, automation processes, telecommunication networks, security systems, etc.; distribution of electronic and mechanical components and systems (38.1%): for the supply and distribution of energy, the management of telecommunication networks and the carrying out of tests and measuring.. .
Sound Insight is developing a device that can accurately measure sound absorption and sound intensity of each material. Their device is called SonoCat.
SoundInSight is a spin-off company of the University of Twente. It focuses on the development of technical solutions to assist acoustic engineers to gain insight in their acoustic challenges and to solve them fast and efficiently.
SoundInSight develops state of the art acoustic measuring methods and equipment. Its first product, the SonoCat, measures sound absorption, sound intensity/power and sound transmission of any material on site.
With the use of the SonoCat, you don’t need to bring the material to the laboratory. Nor do you need to use an impedance tube, alpha-cabin or other measurement equipment that only determines the absorption coefficient for normal incident plane or spherical waves.
The SonoCat can measure the effective absorption coefficient for complex shaped surfaces and can always be used, even for the most complex sound fields.. .
JB Ventures BV is a compact company that is strong in the development, prototyping, production and assembly of plastic products with high quality and added value. They take care of the entire process for you: from idea to finished plastic product.
The organization is characterized by providing quality, speed and innovation. They are your one stop shop for the realization of plastic products..
Kanters BV provides construction, renovation, management and maintenance of wastewater systems. Its products include sewage pumps, Operating Systems, KantersNet and Telemetry.
The firm offers its services to the government, municipalities & provinces, water authorities, cleansing properties, consulting & engineering firms, developers & contractors and several small & large companies.. .
Verolme® Special Equipment is a world leader in manufacturing high-end process equipment. Their core expertise is building state-of-the-art heat exchangers, pressure vessels and reactors in the high temperature, high pressure, and high corrosion resistance area.
They are a proud member of Verolme® Corporate in The Netherlands. Their company has built a reputation for delivering the best equipment on the market with world-class quality and unmatched reliability.
They have the privilege to cooperate with excellent companies such as ExxonMobil, Total, BP, and many others. Verolme® Special Equipment has been able to help customers in the oil & gas-, petrochemical, chemical, and polysilicon industries worldwide in more than 30 countries..
Since 1965, Ventilex has left its mark on drying technology worldwide. Continuously improving and providing solutions that make your business more successful, is what drives us.
We have earned a worldwide reputation for providing tailored drying and thermal treatment solutions in many industrial branches, for instance food, feed, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, energy, biomass and minerals. As one of the biggest global players in our industry, we are known for providing the highest quality and most energy saving equipment of it’s type in the world..
Ballast Nedam Offshore
Ballast Nedam Offshore B.V. provides development, engineering, fabrication, transport and logistics, installation, and maintenance services for offshore wind turbines.
Its activities include project development, financing, design, management, and maintenance of various, such as buildings, areas of land, roads, and offshore wind farms.. .
Mennens is manufactures and distributes hoisting and lifting equipment. It supplies a wide range of lifting and hoisting equipment as well as accessories.
The Company delivers steel cable, rope, chain work, lifting equipment, cranes and hoists, and hydraulics.. .
DataXenter was established in 2009 with the aim of allowing customers to benefit from the sustainable and modular data center concept, developed within the Ocom Group. The starting point for the concept development was a short time-to-market for a completely new data center with the lowest possible energy usage (PUE < 1.2).
DataXenter’s modules allow you to create a fully operational data center within 3 months at the lowest TCO. DataXenter designs and manufactures modular data centers, that consist of modules of pre-fabricated base units.
You can always add more modules to your data center, enabling you to start small and expand as business grows. Depending on the situation and requirements the modules can be fitted with high-grade (adiabatic) Eco-Cooling and UPS systems.
This ensures all the elements are available for a professional, economical, reliable and safe data center.. .
Tricas was founded in 2000 by Jorrit Achterkamp, Dennis Freië and Martijn Slettenhaar. Currently they are working with a wide partner network of specialists and they have a core team of 10 developers working with us from various disciplines.
In their field of work the growth of knowledge and expertise on materials, technologies and methods is essential. Therefore they encourage and have the freedom within their team for personal development.
This results in a continuously updated multidisciplinary approach to product development.. .
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