Some references

Who is better placed to explain what Sirris can do for you than our member companies themselves? Here are a few examples from various domains, to show what you can expect from us.

The National Railway Company of Belgium, NMBS, provides public rail transport services on behalf of the Belgian government. The company annually carries millions of travellers within and across Belgium’s borders. In winter, the network operator is required to deal with issues related to snow and ice. Radar system sensors used to switch rails are located under the carriages. Safety is at risk if these sensors are unable to operate correctly due to weather conditions. To prevent this, the network operator was considering adding an anti-freeze coating to protect against the build-up of ice. NMBS asked Sirris to perform these tests.
The family business Vandemoortele is the market leader in the production of bakery products, margarines, culinary oils, and fats for retailers and professional end users. The company attaches great importance to innovation and won the Factory of the Future Award in 2020.
ZF Wind Power is a world leader in the development and manufacture of high-tech gearboxes for wind turbines. The manufacturer adheres to the trend of increasingly larger, heavier systems and integrated assemblies for the on- and offshore wind energy market.
Verimpex makes heavy-duty entrance mats and wishes to continue its focus on solid quality and high functionality. The evolution towards cheap and rapidly changing trendy products is a real challenge in this respect.
At the start of the coronavirus crisis, the University of Liège (ULiège) developed a test providing for the large-scale automation of the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. This technical development ensured that 5000 PCR tests could be produced from the outset and has since increased further.
TVH is the world leader in replacement parts and accessories for forklift trucks and industrial, construction and agricultural equipment. The head office is based in Waregem, Belgium, with two regional branch offices elsewhere and a total worldwide workforce of over 4,500. With a database of more than 44 million item numbers, including 930,000 different reference numbers in stock, TVH is a one-stop shop for customers in about 180 countries. The TVH electronic parts department in Belgium is the largest in Europe and is the service centre best equipped for the repairs of electronic parts for forklift trucks, aerial work platforms and industrial vehicles.
TechnoCampus is the main training centre for future professionals in Hainaut and Namur provinces. The training centre is aiming at becoming the point of reference for all training courses and awareness-raising activities for the technical professions. It offers a wide range of training options: industrial technologies, maintenance, security, energy and environment, automation, management and organisation, production technology, measurements and inspections, design, assembly, etc. The courses are modular in terms of duration, content, location and resources, to ensure these are adapted to real-world industrial requirements. Specific departments within the centre provide the training courses in industrial maintenance and assembly, including welding, boiler construction and plumbing.
Sonaca, a Belgian manufacturer of parts and structures for the aerospace industry, is continuously searching for methods to improve their products. As a Tier 1 supplier of aircraft parts for renowned manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, Dassault, Embraer, Bombardier, Pilatus and Gulfstream, Sonaca (Société Nationale de Construction Aérospatiale) is a specialist in movable wing parts. Sonaca also supplies elements for the aircraft fuselage for a few companies and is active in the construction of aerospace structures. Extensive testing is essential to this manufacturer.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is a world leader in the development and production of multi-megawatt wind turbines for use on land and at sea. The company aims to guarantee reliable and robust machines, capable of fulfilling customer expectations worldwide, even in the harshest weather conditions. To set up and perform a series of extensive cold start tests on a gearbox, a critical component of a wind turbine, the company relied on Sirris expertise and the large climatic test chamber infrastructure set up as part of the OWI-Lab project.
Q-lite designs, produces and delivers LED and LCD displays, used as information screens, scoreboards, traffic signs, etc. Its customer base includes both local authorities and companies, and pharmacies and the liberal professions. Q-lite invests in the circular economy and sells not only products but also maintenance, repair, resales, upgrading, remanufacturing and display-as-a-service activities.

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