Teqnow Guided Tours

For those who want to dive deeper into specific topics, several guided theme tours are organized. These tours, led by an expert from Teqnow, lead visitors across the exhibition floor and offer insights into the latest technologies and innovations within various fields.

Prior to the tour, a presentation will take place in the Maakindustrie Future Arena.

A good start is half the battle: what works in the process?

How do I ensure good preparation of the production process? Effective cooperation with your customer and suppliers, an unambiguous transfer of information and a well producible product design are just a few ingredients that can prevent disruptions with high costs, rejection and customer dissatisfaction. In this interactive meeting we will visit a selection of practical examples followed by a guided tour of the exhibition floor.

Target group
This interactive presentation is aimed at managers and planners of SME manufacturing companies who feel the need to improve processes, but do not know where to start.

Starting point
Manufacturing Future Arena

Dates and times presentation and guided tour
Tuesday, March 12        11h00 – 11h30
Wednesday, March 13   14h00 – 14h30
Friday, March 15            11h00 – 11h30

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Smart and manageable manufacturing: What works?

As a metal company, you have many processes in your production that you must control well to achieve a good result with a smooth turnaround time. Processes such as (pre)setting, machining, quality control, intermediate storage and transport, finishing and delivery. By making smart choices, you can achieve a manageable, reproducible and error-free process. Think for example about smart and effective control and management.

Target group
This interactive presentation is aimed at managers and planners of SME manufacturing companies who feel the need to improve the processes, but do not know where to start.

Starting point
Manufacturing Future Arena

Dates and times presentation and guided tour
Tuesday, March 12      13h15 – 13h45
Thursday, March 14     11h00 – 11h30
Friday, March 15          13h15 – 13h45

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Improving your business process with data: what works in practice?

As a manufacturing company, you have many processes in your production that you need to control well and also want to improve all the time. But where do you really stand and how can you offer your customer the best value and realize a healthy profit yourself. When you collect and properly analyze the right company data and information, this provides insight and foundation for improvement steps. What works in practice? That’s what this meeting is all about.

Target group
This interactive presentation is aimed at directors and executives of SME manufacturing companies who feel the need to improve processes, but are not sure where to start.

Starting point
Manufacturing Future Arena

Dates and times presentation and guided tour
Wednesday, March 13    11h00 – 11h30
Thursday, March 14        14h00 – 14h30

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Speaker: Paul d'Hond - Teqnow Koninklijke Metaalunie

Paul d’Hond – Teqnow, the knowledge center of Koninklijke Metaalunie


Paul d’Hond has been working in the industry for 35 years, in various roles to help entrepreneurs become successful in innovation, technology and productivity.

Paul will take you through a selection of real-life examples during these interactive meetings.

Koninklijke Metaalunie is the trade association for the Dutch SME manufacturing industry that supports its members and works on future-proof entrepreneurship.

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