Marie-France Rousseau

The end of 2021 is in sight, the ideal time to thank you for your trust in the past year and to look forward to what the future brings. We have a lot in store for you and would like to give you a hint here.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Many companies are taking steps towards circularity. Some are focusing on renewable materials and extending the life of their products. Others are focusing on new revenue models, in which services help components and products to be used longer and more optimally. And others are opting for sub-systems and platforms in order to use products more intensively. Each of these strategies can make sense, but how do you know which strategy and actions for your business will best advance the circular economy?

Kevin Van Vaerenbergh

A small part of discarded household appliances that are now shredded could be reused or refurbished, or their components reused in the refurbishing process. Refurnished household appliances can offer people in energy poverty an alternative to energy-consuming appliances. Through advanced data analytics and cognitive and assistive operator support the efficiency of the refurbishing process can be increased.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Switching to a circular economy is a must for our planet. Making the earth a better place and earning a living at the same time, that is what we are committed to.

Thomas Vandenhaute
Stefan Milis
Julien Amadou

Soaring prices, supply problems of all kinds of raw materials and products ... these are all burning issues that can have a major impact on your business. Will the Club of Rome's prediction that our raw materials will be depleted come true, or is this just a temporary glitch linked to stronger economic growth after this crisis? And above all, what can we do to protect ourselves? Is this growth in itself really such a great idea?

Patrick Cosemans

Fuel system manufacturer Kautex wanted to develop a new, sustainable concept for the return packaging of its products. Step by step, we arrived at some potential alternative packaging concepts. Kautex is a manufacturer of all-plastic fuel systems for the automotive industry. In 2020, the company joined the select group of manufacturing companies that received a Factory of the Future Award for their commitment to modern production technologies and digitalisation. At the end of 2020, Kautex called on Sirris with the request to help develop a new, sustainable concept for the return packaging

Thomas Vandenhaute

A broad, internal call for interest in circular economy within the West Flanders customised work company WAAK met with an enthusiastic response from the staff and marked the flying start of various projects and initiatives towards more circularity, both within the organisation and together with partners.

Thomas Vandenhaute

After four years, we are taking stock of what we and the participating companies have learned from the CE Connect learning networks. What does such a learning network stand for? What topics were covered? What insights did we gain, what lessons did we learn?

Thomas Vandenhaute

After four years, we are taking stock of what we and the participating companies, both large companies and SMEs, have learned from the CE Connect learning networks. What is our approach? What is its value? And what did participation in our learning network mean for individual companies?

Thomas Vandenhaute

Access to (raw) materials, but also climate, are important reasons why circularity should be high on the agenda of manufacturing companies. Two things are vital for companies in the manufacturing industry eager to make the transition to a circular economy: cooperation and trust.