Innovative OEMs – Engine of the economy
The manufacturing industry is important for our economy. A few years ago it was believed that the Netherlands should focus entirely on the services and financial sectors. However, nowadays more attention is paid to our manufacturing industry – and rightly so. Especially the innovative, manufacturing companies or OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers), create opportunities. Creative manufacturing companies add more value and are stronger in the value chain because they provide a complete solution to their customers. Traditionally, the productivity increase in this industry is much stronger in the supply chain because they deliver end solutions to their customers. For young, innovative manufacturing companies it is not easy to grow. Innovation requires R&D investments but also courage and talent. Cooperation with strong partners and open innovation are crucial. Three leading companies in the Dutch manufacturing industry will now, together with Stichting TechnologyRating (STR), support the most promising young, innovative manufacturing companies in their growth.
PRESIDENT & CEO
“We need strong and innovative manufacturing companies that leave the beaten path and push technology forward.”
OWNER & CEO
“If you don’t look around and don’t learn from new companies you will get stuck.”
“New companies bring energy and knowledge. They make good sparring partners.”