Coca-Cola, Heineken, FrieslandCampina, Bavaria, Bolletje, Unilever, Wavin, Royal A-ware; just a few of the major (world) brands where (packaging) robots of system integrator Robertpack in Zwolle operate 24/7.
In order to guarantee and strengthen this position, it is important to keep innovating, to become more sustainable and to inspire each other. At Perron038, technical companies such as Robertpack, together with other companies from the region and students, are connected in an innovative environment that creates a beautiful network. Recently, the signatures were put on the partner agreement between Robertpack and Perron038.
No innovation without sharing knowledge
In recent years, developments in the field of robotics and modern technology have accelerated. This means that sharing knowledge and adapting to the new situation is very important. There are advantages to do this together with several companies.
“There is a lot of technical know-how in the region of Zwolle. It is important to share this knowledge in order to stay ahead in the development of modern technology such as robotics and vision. The cooperation with an innovation platform such as Perron038 is therefore certainly valuable.” says Tom Niens, Manager Operations at system integrator Robertpack.
No innovation without young talent
However, the problem is clear: there is a shortage of technicians. In order to be able to continue to innovate, to become more sustainable and to stay ahead in the future, we need to find and enthuse potential technicians in the region. Tom Niens: “Robertpack works continuously on challenging and innovative solutions and as a technical company it is a great challenge to find technical staff. The technical developments are taking place at a high pace so that robotisation can be used more and more widely.
Marius Woldberg, managing director at Perron038: “It is precisely these themes that are central at Perron038. Our spearheads are to make these new technologies applicable and to inspire young people to get started in technology. Together: With companies and education. We are pleased that Robertpack wants to contribute to this!
In recent years, very good steps have been taken in the field of technical developments here in the region of Zwolle, with Perron038 as a good example. “With an open innovation place like Perron038, where regional companies and education work closely together, high tech is linked to talent and knowledge in order to build the future together and put our region on the (world) map in that area. Our region offers plenty of opportunities, the time that technical talent from the region Zwolle had to leave to the big cities or the south of the country to find a suitable and challenging job in technology is really over”, according to Tom Niens.