Brainport Industries Koninklijke Metaalunie Mikrocentrum Nevat
  • Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion op Hannover Messe 2018

    Van 23 t/m 27 april 2018 vindt de Hannover Messe plaats. Voor de vijfde keer organiseren de organisaties, Brainport Industries, Koninklijke Metaalunie, Mikrocentrum en Nevat de handen ineen slaan om Hal 4 oranje te kleuren.

The Forum Dutch Industrial Supply improves business by exchanging knowledge with small and medium-sized companies. The focus is to reach a higher added value due to digitalization and “Industry 4.0".
To remain competitive Dutch companies implemented digital innovation in cooperation, customer interaction, robotics, block chain, product development, production and logistics.
In addition, keen specialist presentations and stimulating discussion sessions with experts from industry and academia from various branches of industry are on the program with practical solutions.
With topics such as Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), Flexible Manufacturing, Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, smart solutions in the field of light weight constructions like 3D-metal printing,  Supply Chain Networks and Value Chain integration. Furthermore interesting knowledge sharing meetings with German and Dutch networks are on the program.

! Notice: For some parts on the program registration is required.



Theme: Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM)   



14:00 - 14:30

Zeit ist an Ihrer Seite
Fried Kaanen, Präsident, Koninklijke Metaalunie

Durchlaufzeitverkuerzung bei einer Stufenproduktion

  Fried Kaanen
15:00 - 15:30
Service Provision during the Product Life Cycle
L.J.M. (Bart) Nieuwenhuis, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Servitization is a business model innovation of (manufacturing) companies by adding services to their original product-only offerings. Companies can provide distribution and installation services. Companies may also support customers in using their products through help desks, monitoring and offer maintenance and repair services. Manufacturers can decide to offer usage of their machines (and pay per use), e.g., copier manufacturers that are paid for each page. Servitization is not new. For example, Rolls Royce has its “Power by the Hour” concept where they offer and sell propulsive power rather than selling jet engines. In this lecture we discuss developments and discuss possibilities for small and medium sized enterprises. 

   Bart Nieuwenhuis


15:30 - 16:30

Quick Response Manufacturing: playing with Time
Paul Egelmeers, SpartnerS Management Consultants / Willian Groenen, SpartnerS Management Consultants

QRM; Quick Response Manufacturing means faster, more flexible, better and cheaper production. That is the goal!
Quick Response Manufacturing, with time as the leading management strategy, is ideally suited for companies with:

  •  high-mix, low-volume, or
  •  custom-designed products, or
  •  a process with a limited repetitive character

Advantages of QRM are:

  •  Acceleration of lead times
  •  Adaptability / resilience / maximum flexibility
  •  Better average utilization of machines
  •  Strategic time reduction and position enhancement

This interactive lecture mixes theory and practice and offers insights that are immediately applicable in your own organization.
At the end of the lecture there is the possibility to ask questions.

   Paul EgelmeersWillian Groenen



17:00 - 17:45
Hall 4
Stand D44

Networking Event with Saksen 

We kindly invite you to join our networking event between stand holders from the Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion (Hall 4), entrepreneurs from the
municipality of Tilburg and the delegation from Saksen. 



Theme: Flexible Manufacturing 


10:30 - 11:00

Flexible Manufacturing as opportunity to regain Europe’s pole position in manufacturing 
Marc Hendrikse, NTS-Group

Over the past decades, the role of European manufacturing has been eroded in international context and a large part of its volume production has been transferred to lower wage regions of the world. The actual demand for smaller series (lot size 1) and quick changes in production require a different set up that suits the European – and especially Dutch - experience of combining different technologies  well. Crossing borders - both in technologies but also between cultures - is necessary to become successful, but will give Europe back its pole position in manufacturing.  

   Marc Hendrikse 2
11:00 - 11:30

Fieldlab Flexible Manufacturing: the ability to switch between large and small series quickly
John Blankendaal, Brainport Industries

Batch size 1 and mass customisation – these trends represent a real challenge for manufacturing companies and their suppliers because they have to manufacture ever smaller series without increasing the cost per unit. That’s where Dutch field lab “Flexible Manufacturing” comes in. One solution is the further integration of robots and smart sensors in production processes. Manufacturing needs to be as fully automated as possible in order to minimise downtime due to conversion work. This is the only way to ensure that the market’s requirements are fulfilled. In order to achieve that goal, researchers, companies and organisations work together in the field lab.


   John Blankendaal

11:30 - 12:00

Natural human-cobot interaction puts skilled workers back in the lead and improves safety (presentation is not available as download)
Henk Kiela, Fontys UAS Engineering

While new collaborative robots enter the industrial market, few people realize how to deploy these systems best. How should we deal with safety, who is in the lead of the process, the robot or people with the skills. What requirements should we pose on these cobots to do something usefull in a production environment. Are robots replacing humans?

These questions and a few more will be addressed in this lecture. The aim is to trigger management to focus on the right aspects and to provide comfort to those involved in manufacturing how to deal with the opportunities of cobots.

   Henk Kiela
12:00 - 13.30
Hall 16
Stand A10
Biz Lunch 4.0 NRW-Niederlande by VDMA in Hall 16

Deutsche Messe Hannover  
NRW-Gemeinschaftsstand ProduktionNRW


   NRW Einladung
13:30 - 14:00
Hall 2
Digital Independence

The program will start with a 10 minute introduction to the topic Digital Independence by Prof. Aiko Pras. Aiko Pras is full professor in the area of Network Operations and Management with a focus on Internet Security at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Twente, the Netherlands. Aiko is interested in questions like Digital Independence and Internet security, with a research focus on DDoS attacks and DNS security.

The introduction will be followed by a 15 minute panel discussion between panel and audience lead by Prof Aiko Pras.
Invited members of the panel are:

  • Mevr. Ineke Dezentje Director FME-CWM
  • Marc Hendrikse, CEO NTS Group and Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials
  • Rene Penning de Vries, President BOM and Topsector ICT

 This panel and audience will discuss:

  • The need for a Trusted and Resilient European Internet
  • How such network can be created and maintained
  • What kind of technologies could be used
  • What are the challenges and potential pitfalls

You are cordially invited to attend this interesting program. 

Additional information 

14:30 - 15:00

Human robot collaboration and operator support in assembly work
Gu van Rhijn MSc, TNO

Zero defect manufacturing, but also fast switching between products in a manufacturing or assembly line for small series is an important ambition, which is indicated as ‘flexible manufacturing’. ‘Full automation’ however, is often not feasible in assembly work, specifically in the combination of low volumes,  high product mix, and high product complexity. In the presentation a use case in manual assembly will be explained: an example of human-robot collaboration assisted by an operator support system based on Augmented Reality (AR).

The AR assistance provides a step-by-step instruction to the human operator. Instructions and other visual cues are projected on the table top surface, products, tooling and bins. The work area is monitored by a MS Kinect by virtual sensors. Triggering these virtual sensors in specific steps allows the operator to intuitively proceed to the next step. A KUKA IIWA 7 robot provides assistance by providing the correct bins with parts at the right moment in time. This system has been tested in a lab setting together with 2 operators from industrial company Thomas Regout International:  a new , still unexperienced and an experienced employee. This year the system will be validated in the Thomas Regout factory and evaluated by 10-12 operators.

   Gu van Rhijn

15:00 - 15:30

Flexibility and new business models in the manufacturing industry from a different perspective 
Koen Melis, Melis Castings Holland (Melis Gieterijen Tilburg)

The conventional approach to improving organisational aspects like flexibility and quality has always been more-or-less focused on measurable parameters like delivery times, machine downtime and lead time. During this session I will propose a different approach. The entertainment industry, as a parallel, has become extremely customer oriented by focusing on added value for the customer. The centre of this philosophy is the ‘red carpet’ approach. Instead of offering a standard catalogue of easy-to-produce products, the goal of this strategy is to go as far as possible concerning customization and service options. Customers are usually willing to pay hefty premium prices for this added value, while also feeling much more satisfied about the company. In this lecture, Koen will pay attention to the application of this philosophy to the manufacturing industry and will provide examples derived from his experience in both worlds.

   Koen Melis


Theme: The Smart Factory


09:00 - 10:00
Hall 4
Stand E 24

Networking breakfast for exhibitors of Baden Württemberg Int. and Dutch Industrial Supply in hall 4
Act globally – eat and drink locally 

We would like to invite you to our Networking Breakfast at Hannover Messe „Industrial Supply“ 2018 in hall 4, booth E24. Herr Jürgen Schäfer, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung Baden Württemberg Int. and Herr John Blankendaal, Managing Director von Brainport Industries will open the breakfast. Thereafter you have the opportunity to meet and learn more about companies, universities and research institutions from the Netherlands and from Baden-Württemberg (Germany) in a relaxed atmosphere. Seize the chance to meet interesting participants while enjoying an international breakfast with Dutch bread and Swabian süße Stücke, Laugenbrezeln und Laugenstangen! 


HM IndustrialSupply 2018 Niederlande Networking Breakfast
10:30 - 12:00
Guided Tour

Guided tour Lenze stand in hall 14: innovation and introduction to 27 field labs
gather at Holland Lounge D44


Lenze logo



10:30 - 11:00

Holland Robotics- a Dutch national robotics program addressing several application areas
Willem Endhoven, HighTechNL

An overview on how Dutch players in the field of robotics joined forces to create a strong community.

   Willem Endhoven

11:00 - 11:30

Smart Industry – the fourth industrial revolution in the Netherlands (presentation is not available as download)
Egbert-Jan Sol, TNO Industry

Smart Industry is the acceleration of digitalisation of our industry. It should lead to higher productivity, shorter delivery time, smaller series or n=1 for the price of mass production and ultimately an increase of remanufacturing or local production of goods. Zero-defect, zero-programming, zero-surprise (in maintenance), 100% digital twinning  and 100% digital connected supply chains are typical technological goals. Smart products and servitization are examples of business goals. But most important for all involved from business and society the challenge the every job in industry will be changed within 10 to 20 years and implicit need to (re-)train or continuously train everyone’s digital skills.

   Egbert Jan Sol
11:30 -12:00

Smart Factory – What Does This Mean For Procurement?
Dr. Hendrik G. Seliger, HGSeliger Management Consulting

More and more companies ready their factories to be “smart”. Oftentimes this simply means ensuring data flows through the factory as “LEAN” as the product should do. All is connected, transparent, and control more efficient. Up to factory gate, where suppliers drop their material and the connection breaks.

But then, many companies today have 50%, sometimes even 80% value creation done by their suppliers! What does this imply for Procurement? How to link in this part of the supply chain? And how to deal with the increased transparency and dependence if you need to negotiate best conditions?

   Hendrik Seliger
12:00 - 12:30

Advanced Manufacturing in The Netherlands
John Blankendaal, Brainport Industries

Manufacturing in The Netherlands has changed quite a lot over the years facing challenges w.r.t. lower wage countries versus high mix , low volume, high complexity, miniaturization, robotising, etc. Manufacturing needs to be as fully automated as possible in order to minimise downtime due to conversion work. Researchers, companies and organisations have to work closely together. At the Brainport Industries Campus these new ways of working together will become into operation. 

   John Blankendaal
15:00 - 17:00

Additive4Industries Innovation Session - Your first step into innovation collaboration in additive manufacturing (Presentation is not available as download)
Anne Verhaag, Brainport Development

The Bavarian Cluster for Mechatronics and Automation Augsburg (Cluster M&A) and the Brainport Eindhoven consortium invite you to start your innovation collaboration in additive manufacturing on Wednesday April 25 at Hannover Messe at the Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion (Hal 4).

Bavaria and Brainport Eindhoven have a strong motivation for joint investments in technology development and share the vision that the innovation cycle needs to be opened up. The partnership intends to boost innovation and knowledge valorisation in the mechatronics and automation sectors in both regions.

During this session you will learn more about the R&D and innovation approach within the Additive4Industry programme. Afterwards you will hear two inspiring presentations from experts in the additive manufacturing industry from Bavaria and the Brainport region. What additive manufacturing research is taking place, what are the latest developments and how could you cooperate? During the following meet-and-match you have the opportunity to discuss more into depth with fellow companies and research institutes how you can cooperate or which research would be beneficial for your company. This is where the Additive4Industries project can help you further and where the collaboration starts.

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Theme: Lightweight constructions

10:00 - 10:30

Opportunities from Additive Manufacturing for high-tech products and equipment 
Sjef van Gastel, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Compared to conventional (=subtractive) manufacturing technology, additive manufacturing (AM) can bring multiple advantages, such as: freedom of shape, topology optimization, customized products, integration of parts, variable part density, … In practice  however these opportunities are largely unknown and therefore not often used. One of the reasons for this is that AM requires a different approach than conventional manufacturing technology, while most design engineers are educated in a traditional way. Additional  education in the field of AM is a must. This presentation will show you a number of successful examples of redesigned parts for AM for your inspiration. 

   Sjef van Gastel
10:30 - 11:00

Lightweight and bionic design with Laser Metal Fusion technology (Presentation is not available as download)
Ing. Lenn Hoek van Dijke, TRUMPF Netherlands B.V.     

Laser Metal Fusion is an Additive Manufacturing technology that enables new ways of design and engineering. The lecture tries to give the viewers a short introduction in LMF technology, the added value of the technology, one or two use cases on lightweight construction and bionic design but also some practical tips and tricks for putting Lightweight construction by LMF in practice.

   Lenn Hoek van Dijke 2

11:00 - 11:30

Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Ing. Arno Gramsma MsC, AddFab BV

As Additive Manufacturing is gaining momentum.  It is a very promising new thechnology, but also has its challenges to be a competitive technology towards the future. This Lecture will handle some topics that currently are relevant. 

Arno Gramsma
11:30 - 12:00

Lightweight Optimization of an Additively Manufactured Platform for a Self Balancing Scooter

Jan Grasmannsdorf, Altair Engineering | Manuel Ramsaier, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

The presentation has a focus on the development of an additively manufactured platform for a self-balancing scooter. The platform integrates several functions and parts, like battery and motor housing, gears and cable wirings. All structures were included in an optimized compact lightweight structure, based on automated digital models and optimization simulations. Production of the self-balancing scooter prototype was reduced from four weeks to four days with additive technologies, equating to time-savings of 85%.

The presentation is based on a research project “Digitaler Produktlebenszyklus” of the “Zentrum für angewandte Forschung” in Weingarten and Stuttgart / Germany



Jan Grasmannsdorf

Manuel Ramsaier 


15:30 - 16:30
Guided Tour
Guided tour Festo in hall 15:
15:30 gather at the  Holland Lounge D44
15:30 welcome with coffee / tea
16:00 guided tour Festo stand with e.g. 'Factory of the future'
16:30 end of the program

Festo logo
17:00 - 19:00
Hall 4
Stand D44

Invitation - Meet the Dutch! 

On the occasion of King’s Day 2018, the government and exhibitors from the Netherlands have the honour and pleasure to invite their international partners at the Hannover Messe to celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander, the national day of the Netherlands. This will be a great opportunity to meet key decision makers and meet & greet with companies and knowledge institutions from the Netherlands.

We kindly invite you to join our reception on Thursday, April 26th, from 17:00 hrs. until 19:00 hrs. in Hall 4, Stand D44.

Herr Dr. Volker Müller (Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Hannover) will propose a toast on the health of His Majesty. Thereafter the Golden Tulip will be awarded by Marc Siemering (Senior Vice-President of the Hannover Messe) for the best exhibitor in Hall 4, the Dutch Industrial Supply Pavilion.

Please feel free to join us!

   Uitnodiging 2018 final Kings Day