Vanderlande strengthens ESI ecosystem
Recognising the importance of systems engineering for high-tech industry
Today, ESI (TNO) hosts it first Partner Board meeting of ESI in a new composition at the High Tech Campus; Vanderlande joined the board at the beginning of this year. Following the recent project in which Vanderlande made use of ESI's knowledge and expertise to work more efficiently with model-based methodologies, Vanderlande's CTO Frank van Dijck and Maarten Verhoeven took the bold decision to intensify the cooperation in the form of a partnership with ESI.
ESI partner board
from left to right:
Roel Aalbers, Thales
Olivier Rainaut, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Paul Hilkens, Canon Production Printing (Chair)
Frans Beenker, ESI
Wouter Leibbrandt, ESI
Frank Schuurmans, ASML
Maarten Verhoeven, Vanderlande
Andy Pimentel, University of Amsterdam
Koen Langendoen, Delft University of Technology
Paul van den Broek, ITEC
Johan Lukkien, Eindhoven University of Technology
Frits Vaandrager, Radboud University
Harry Berghuis, Philips
Maarten van Steen, University of Twente
Henk-Jan Vink, TNO
With Vanderlande on board, ESI's partner network gains a company from the logistics automation sector, something that ESI and its current partners regard as a very valuable addition. On the one hand, Vanderlande's experience in a very customer- and platform-oriented approach is important. On the other hand, the partners strengthen each other in a joint approach to model-based systems engineering. Vanderlande and ESI have worked together in various fields over a longer period.
Maarten Verhoeven, Executive Director for Architecture & Integration at Vanderlande:
"I am pleased that by joining the ESI Partner Board we can strengthen our relationship. This will help us to boost the competitive position of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands and of Vanderlande in particular."
Frans Beenker, Commercial Director of ESI adds:
"Vanderlande's customer-oriented approach involves a lot of customisation and their platform approach has a lot of overlap with the model-driven approach of the existing partners. This is how the high-tech industry in our ecosystem benefits from each other's knowledge and skills. Something that Vanderlande recognises."
ESI's Partner Board now consists of: ASML, Canon Production Printing, ITEC, Philips, Thales, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Vanderlande, University of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen, Twente University and TNO.