Transport & Mobility Technology Club: A coffee with... Diabatix Diabatix supports other companies, mostly big multinationals, in the design of cooling components for their machines, vehicles etc. According to CEO and co-founder Lieven Vervecken, thermal engineering or the cooling of things is a secondary problem for many poblems: "No one designs an electrical car to cool it. You design an electrical car to drive it, and you need to cool it as a side-effect. Those companies that put it high on the priority list can really make a difference on the market." Watch the interview!
Discover Alstom, Factory of the Future 2020 Alstom Belgique, a member company of Agoria, is one of the winners of the Factory of the Future 2020 awards. Not having been able to applaud the winners during the Agoria roadshow because of the confinement, Motion Control was nevertheless able to conduct an interview (remotely) with Pierre Meunier and Samantha Esteban to find out their reasons for applying and the steps to be taken in order to take home the Activities and Specialisation award
Transport & Mobility Technology Club: A coffee with... Michael Van de Velde (Pozyx) Pozyx provides solutions based on ultra-wideband technology to, among others, the automotive industry, some to optimize the logistic processes in the assembly halls, others to add new functionalities to the vehicles themselves. Curiously, Agoria's Transport & Mobility Technology Club set up a video call with Michael Van de Velde, VP Sales and Strategic Business Development of the company. Watch the video here.
Reopening Europe’s External Borders: Recommendation of the European Council On 30 June 2020, the European Council issued a recommendation with a number of guidelines for the EU as a whole, making it possible for Member States to open their borders to travellers from outside Europe as of 1 July. Within this European framework, it is up to each Member State to decide when, under what conditions and from which countries travellers will be allowed in again.
Discover Valeo, Factory of the Future 2020 Valeo Vision Belgium is an automotive supplier specialized in systems for CO2 emission reduction and automated driving systems. Ever since it was first designated as a factory of the future in 2017, Valeo has endeavoured unremittingly to automate even more while reconciling man and machine. This enabled the company to renew its title of Factory of the Future on 19 June 2020. Watch the video.
Bart Steukers future CEO of Agoria Bart Steukers (58) is to be the new CEO of technology federation Agoria as of 1 April 2021. He will succeed Marc Lambotte, who will retire from Agoria at the age of 65. The board of directors already made this decision for a smooth transition in these difficult coronavirus times, Mr Lambotte said.
Blueberry, new Belgian industrial group in aerospace industry Sabena Aerospace and SABCA, two members of Agoria Aeronautics and Agoria FLAG, recently formed a new Belgian industrial group in the aerospace industry. "It has always been a great ambition to pool the strengths of different companies for the benefit of a strong aerospace industry in Belgium. I am very proud that we have now achieved this goal" said Stéphane Burton, CEO of Blueberry and Sabena Aerospace.