Advantech is expanding its European Service Centre in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Continuous growth in the European Market led Advantech to the plans in 2017 to enlarge both the production, logistic and office facilities that are set to open in January 2018. Next to housing nearly 150 employees, the high-tech building will also serve as a demo site, displaying Advantech’s service IOT and Industry 4.0 applications.
The announcement follows the opening of Advantech’s new Sweden office, its 12th in Europe, with no. 13 to open in Barcelona soon.
All of Advantech’s modern field offices support the firm´s ambitious growth plans over the years, targeting an annual EUR350 MIO revenue in year 2025. Advantech Europe currently accounts for nearly 15 per cent of its global business.
The expansion of the Advantech European Service Centre (AESC) will see its warehouse and office space double in size, while its assembly services (CTOS) will nearly triple in production capacity. As the European HQ, Advantech Eindhoven also houses most of its staff and back office personnel for the European organisation.
The building will be fitted with the latest Advantech smart technology innovations: from high-tech building automation such as temperature and light control in meeting rooms and reception, energy monitoring and control of facility to an intelligent iSurveillance and an iLunch catering service for its employees and guests. On the operational side, process and machine automation and intelligent enhancements to our manufacturing execution system (iCTOS MES) streamline operations on the factory flow: from kitting to pre-configuration, assembly, integration and quality control.
Visiting customers will be able to observe first-hand how real-time monitoring of KPIs from the Advantech situation room can help speed up improvement cycles and support more flexible production to meet evolving needs.
Jeff Shih, VP of Advantech Global Services located in AESC says: “As the world moves through a Fourth industrial Revolution, each traditional vertical sectors begin to leverage IoT technologies and things will be connected. Through big data and AI, the world will be more intelligent and smarter. Advantech wants to be the enabler that stimulate this transition into a new AIOT era. This ambitious expansion of Eindhoven Service Centre will help support our growth target of EUR350M revenue in year 2025. Most importantly, the new Intelligent Building System and Intelligent Factory System we’re creating here will provide a compelling real-world demonstration to customers of the value of our extensive range of smart technologies.”
The official opening for the Advantech Europe Service Centre is January 24, 2018. Go to www.advantech.eu/industrial-automation for more information.