This article showcases our top picks for the best The Netherlands based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and 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 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 Automation Companies
3D Hubs is an online manufacturing platform that provides engineers with on-demand access to a global network of manufacturing partners. Users can easily upload their design, instantly receive a quote, and start production at the click of a button.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2013, 3D Hubs has raised over US$30 million and produced more than 5 million parts, using various manufacturing technologies, including CNC Machining, 3D Printing, Injection Molding and Sheet Metal Fabrication.. .
Where the top manufacturing companies empower their teams to continuously improve first-time-right at the lines with scalable digital work instructions. SwipeGuide makes sure frontline workers can easily capture & create digital standard work through apps, share them from shopfloor to shopfloor so that every worker always has instant access to the actionable knowledge needed to perform their task with impact.
SwipeGuide makes sure companies can easily capture their critical operational knowledge in smart algorithms, continuously improve them, and use them to optimize the human-machine collaboration.. .
BrainCreators deliver digital inspectors that perform visual inspection tasks multiple times faster than humans, removing a costly bottleneck in many processes for infrastructure, manufacturing, pharma, utility, real estate, and construction companies. Domain experts are the lifeblood of many businesses, who wouldn’t clone them if they could? BrainCreators enables you to do the next best thing, transferring expert knowledge to machines to enable intelligent automation.
Our BrainMatter platform is built explicitly to train and employ digital inspectors as a hybrid cloud service or on-edge. To deliver enterprise-level inspectors we partner with IBM, Equinix, Advantech, and Bosch.
Our Amsterdam-based team consists of experienced entrepreneurs with a strong background in AI and an international mix of homegrown talent.. .
Segron helps companies across all industries to deliver exceptional high-quality interconnectivity (or Service Verification) while reducing cost and speeding up Time-to-market. Our product, the SEGRON ATF (Automated Testing Framework) can orchestrate testing with real Out-of-the-Box end-user devices while providing full access to the systems under test and Root Cause Analysis support.
Simultaneously, services are verified 24/7, a robust troubleshooting management tool provides detailed reports and sends automatic notifications when network or other issues are detected.. .
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.. .
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. .
Gearbox Innovations is a create smart products which simplify, improve or accelerate daily work. They do this with a new generation of image analyses, efficient workstations, robotics and smart software.
Together with our clients, we create prototypes out of ideas to test them for usability, feasibility, and ‘smartness’, in order to subsequently develop them into the desired product. This also allows for customisation, whereby we combine our broad knowledge and experience in High Tech industries with a practical and incremental approach..
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..
The TiNC Works! system measures the health of your network using sensors in key positions on your network, and analyzes and displays health statistics in a SAAS portal. Identify bottlenecks and other (potential) performance issues, run remote diagnostics and stress tests, the only upgrade those parts of the network where it counts.
Hidden bottlenecks affect productivity and sales, and common network monitoring tools are oblivious to these kinds of issues. TiNC Works! adds new insights, and speeds up the discovery and mitigation process..
AkzoNobel [Dulux Brand]
AkzoNobel operates as a paints and coatings company worldwide. It offers decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; a range of mixing machines and color concepts for the building and renovation industry; and specialty coatings for metal, wood, and other building materials primarily under the Dulux, Coral, Levis, and Flexa brands.
AkzoNobel also provides performance coatings to protect and enhance ships, cars, aircraft, yachts, architectural components, consumer goods, and oil and gas facilities. Akzo that began operation in 1646 became AkzoNobel in 1994, with its headquarters in Amsterdam in the Netherlands..
Smart Robotics, the agency for robots, delivers flexible robotic solutions. Their customers are primarily found in the manufacturing industry and in intralogistics processes.
They do this both in the national and international market. With their intelligent robotic solutions they make it easier to automate and enable entrepreneurs they are able to keep production local.
They strive to maintain employment in the chain. Their strength lies in new technologies, cooperation and flexibility.
They offer an innovative business model, which they are the agency for robots. The intelligence of their product is in the software, and is independent robot.
They make use of existing industrial hardware, such as robot arms, cameras and sensors. The High Tech Campus Eindhoven is their ideal starting point, here they are therefore established.
Within Eindhoven have close ties with Eindhoven University of Technology and nationally with a number of partners in the field of hardware and service.. .
Frog AGV Systems
Frog AGV develops and markets automated guided vehicle systems and navigation hardware and software. Its products include box runners that carry small loads, such as cardboard or metal boxes and plastic totes; pallet movers for transportation of pallets, glass bottles, computers, printers, or steel sheets; and special carriers for transportation of heavy loads or odd sizes.
Frog AGV also provides automated guided vehicle components, such as FrogBox Light that allows direct connections to sensory equipment for input/output and power distribution; Touch Screen Terminal, a functional screen that makes sure that the relevant information is available at a glance from the main screen; and Magnetruler MMS MKII, a magnetruler that detects the magnets on the floor and measure the position of magnets. Moreover, it offers Frog Gyro MKII, an integrated single axis fiber optic rotation sensor; Bejo sensor, an infra red obstacle detector sorted for indoor applications; Hokuyo Infra Red, an optical data transmission device used for data transmission; and Choppers TwinDrive 30, a configurable double chopper servo amplifier for DC brush motors.
Further, Frog AGV provides consultancy services regarding the suitability, feasibility, and operations of an automated guided vehicle system, as well as maintenance services. It provides its products for end user applications and the original equipment manufacturers market, as well as for automotive, health, metal, molding, pharma, defense, and fast moving consumer goods applications.
Frog AGV in 1984, with its headquarters in Utrecht in the Netherlands and additional offices in the Netherlands and Germany, as well as in Charlotte in North Carolina, and Detroit in Michigan. Frog AGV operates as a subsidiary of Oceaneering International..
IXON Cloud: Web-based access to your industrial devices – easy & secure. The SaaS platform is designed to help machine builders work more efficiently by offering the most secure and user-friendly IIoT solution in the market.
Manage, monitor and control your systems remotely using integrated IIoT connectivity to IXON Cloud for your machines. Transform machine data into actionable insights and the IoT platform grows with your business on upcoming IoT demands.
IXON Cloud is designed for machine manufacturers, system integrators and building automation to stop wasting time and money building their own IoT solution. Use IXON Cloud to troubleshoot faster, reduce machine downtime and optimize performances with valuable insights (dashboards and alarms).
Benefit from ready-to-use Industry 4.0 features today: Try IXON Cloud for free: www.ixon.cloud.. .
Mechanica AI improves the efficiency of industrial operations through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence. We provide a suite of AI-powered products that help industrial companies leverage accumulated data assets to maximize margins and improve yield.
Highly customizable, our products deliver direct business outcomes through improved operational decision-making and process control.. .
Lacquey Robot Grasping Solutions
Lacquey B.V. is a Dutch based robotics venture, aimed at unlocking the robotics / full automation potential in the global food & ag industry.
Currently the food & ag industry does not yet apply robots in the value chain, as food products require sensitive handling, and are irregularly shaped. Lacquey has developed and successfully demonstrated that its proprietary grippers can handle food products in a sensitive and fast way, in a robust and cost effective manner.
Lacquey is a spin off of the renowned Technical University Delft, in the Netherlands. Robotisation in the food & ag industry enables cost reduction, longer shelf time of fresh products, and new value chain organization.
Tur.ai is on a mission to span a chasm between AI and businesses, making intelligent automation accessible, effective and understandable by enterprises. Our product, platform as a service, allows organizations to design, build and operate business-friendly AI solutions.
With Tur.ai, business users and digital consultants are put into the driver’s seat and are in the lead throughout the entire implementation lifecycle. Unlike many others in the field, Tur.ai provides: – solutions accessibility and transparency to non-tech users – calculable implementation risks and suitable piloting experience – ROI coming from low running costs and multi-purpose use – technology vendor flexibility with vast range of integrated communication platforms, cognitive tools and plugins The Tur.ai platform is actively used by Fortune 500 companies and keeps delivering positive results in cost reduction, process effectiveness and revenue generation in Customer Experience, HR and Procurement.
Business — reach out to our expert team to discuss consulting & implementation options. Investor — reach out to discuss how you can you help us grow..
247TailorSteel BV was founded by Mr. Carel van Sorgen, who has been working in the sheet steel machining industry for over 40 years.
247TailorSteel supplies customized laser-cut sheet and tube material, and has benefited from the use of a laser cutting machines since 1978. By 2015, thousands of customers have taken advantage of the 247TailorSteel portal, Sophia®, to order customized laser-cut sheets and tubes online..
Hudson Cybertec is a cyber security solution provider, globally involved with cyber security projects for industrial automation and control systems. The company has full focus on cyber security in the Industrial Automation & Control Systems (IACS) domain.
Hudson Cybertec helps companies to defend themselves against cyber threats in industrial automation, digital control systems and applications. Some examples of such environments are SCADA systems, Industrial Control Systems, Process Control Systems, Smart Industry, Industrial Internet of Things, and other (building bound) technical installations.
Hudson Cybertec supplies specialized knowledge and services regarding cyber security and industrial networks to companies where the technical installations are essential for their business.. .
FMI is a machine company that produces, assembles, and designs mechanical modules, mechatronical modules, and integrated systems. The company also focuses on original equipment manufacturers and their main markets are food handling, high-technology, medical instruments & implants, and industrial machines & equipment.
FMI was established in 1962 as a machining company and is headquartered in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands.. .
The machining industry in Western Europe is highly developed; the branch is rich in knowledge and skill. They manufacture the very best products which comply with the highest demands in quality.
But however innovative your machine park is and how good the products you make, the mode of production in the branch still shows strong traditional traits resulting in the spindles in your machine park only turning at 25%, particularly for the limited series. In addition investment is high and prices under pressure, partly due to the influence of upcoming economies such as China and other low-wage countries In the meantime these countries also invest lots in high-quality production modes and technologies but, in contrast to the European market, they have sufficient personnel available at a low hourly wage twenty-four hours a day..
KRANENDONK is the robot technology centre for non-repetitive production. By implementing intelligent robot technology, KRANENDONK enables manufacturing companies to produce more efficiently and effectively.
The production systems that KRANENDONK supplies are custom-build solutions that are cleverly integrated into material and data flows.. .
Penta Robotics is a privately held company, developing high performance parallel robotic solutions. Their goal is to fulfil the demanding market requirements for improving production efficiency, product quality, user friendliness, easy integration and an auspicious return on your investment.
They believe in the prosperous future of the parallel robotic architectures. Their mission is developing and improving these architectures by listening to the customers and their requirements..
For 25 years, the Breda-based company Lab Services has offered an extremely diverse range of user-friendly innovations in the field of laboratory automation. Thanks to our high levels of service and flexibility, we offer completely tailor-made laboratory-automation and robotization solutions to the global crop-sciences and pharmaceutical R&D sectors.
We are an independent brand that thinks outside the box, enabling us to develop fully customized platforms for clients featuring a broad selection of robots, equipment and safety measures. Using our self-developed PlateButler® software, we offer our clients personal and personalized service, stability and continuity.
We simply accomplish. At our office in Breda, 17 employees work tirelessly to create high-quality products and to maintain and build upon the solid reputation as a reliable, innovative and service-oriented supplier and the strong market position we have developed over the years.
On 30 March 2017, Arjan Hofman (CEO) and Ferry de Vugt (CTO) took over the day-to-day management of Lab Services. This takeover and our clear focus on quality mean Lab Services is perfectly equipped for the future.
In the years to come, we will strive for even greater things, take that extra step and think together with our clients. We collaborate closely, serving as a sparring partner for our clients as well as a pre-eminent expertise center for tailor-made laboratory-automation solutions.
Lab Services combines continuity with development: we work hard to maintain our strong values and focus our development activities on further professionalization in the future.. .
Skalar is a Dutch instrument manufacturer established in 1965. Skalar manufactures a range of automated chemistry analyzers i.e.
for the environmental, pharmaceutical, agricultural, detergent, food and beverage laboratory with a worldwide sales, support and distribution.. .
Royal Imtech N.V. was a European technical solutions provider in the fields of electrical and mechanical solutions and automation.
With around 22,000 employees working in seven divisions, Imtech achieved annual revenue of approx. 4 billion euro (2014).
Imtech held attractive positions in the buildings and industrial markets in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK, Ireland and Spain, as well as in the European market for traffic & infra and in the global marine market. Imtech offered integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions for complex technical challenges, from design, consultancy and engineering to maintenance management, implementation and services.
Over more than 150 years Imtech had built a solid track record on improving energy efficiency, mobility, safety and productivity – its way of driving progress and contributing to a sustainable society.. .
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