Jan Kempeneers

Principal Engineer Smart and Digital Factory

Many companies are looking for ways to unburden their production operators by automating repetitive tasks. Are you one of them? Feel free to reach out. Particularly companies with high-mix, low-volume environments should get in touch. You can ask me for fully objective and non-binding advice as well as feasibility tests. This way, your operators will have more time for value-adding activities, while you increase your competitivity. 


  • Collaborative robot applications
  • AMRs
  • Industry 4.0 machine-to-machine communication
  • Industrial automation

Work experience

Before joining Sirris in 2009, I gained experience in both industrial SMEs and multinationals. My last position was COO at Mann+Hummel Hydromation. Today, I mainly focus on collective R&D projects and one-on-one consultancy for companies of all sizes.


  • Industrial engineer in electromechanics at KIHL Diepenbeek (1990)

Professional motto

“The most meaningful way to success is to help others succeed.”

Fun fact

If you heard enough of my advice, give me a crossword puzzle to keep me quiet. 

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