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Corporate Magazine: Issue 1 – 2019

We have launched a new edition of our Corporate Magazine: Issue 1 – 2019. We are thrilled to share stories that show our dedication to make the world a little smarter every day.

Every Corporate Magazine has a theme. Issue 1 – 2019 is all about Developing the Future. That is our ambition and we aim to achieve this by connecting people, technologies and ideas. You can read about several projects, our CoLab initiative, OrangeNXT, our expansion to Sweden and more. Just see for yourself.


ICT Group attends Wonderware Benelux Knowledge Exchange

This yearly event is organized by Wonderware Benelux. The latest Wonderware software releases and developments in industry and infrastructure will be presented by means of practical cases, presented by system integrators as well as end users. ​​​

The Unit Industry will participate as a sponsor of the event and is present with a table top presentation. Visitors can meet and engage in conversation with the ICT Group colleagues: Bas Hazewinkel, Martin Bijl, Leendert Mijnders and Alvin Riemersma.

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ICT Group attends PPA Event (Productie Proces Automatisering)

ICT group is also present at the PPA Event as exhibitor and as presenter on trends and applications of apps on mobile devices in the production industry!

Trends and applications of apps on mobile devices in the production industry
The use of apps on mobile devices is increasing enormously and can no longer be ignored from our daily lives. What possibilities does this offer for production companies? What does the new generation of employees expect from digital tools? ICT Group outlines the trends in this area and shows which practical applications already exist. For example digitizing forms for inspection rounds and maintenance instructions via an app. But also the challenges that exist when using apps to keep them constantly up-to-date and to quickly adapt. We show you in a live demo how you can implement this quickly and future-proof.

Jeroen Donkers – ICT Group

Do you have a challenge that demands the maximum from ICT Group? Challenge us at the PPA Event 2018!

More information about the PPA Event.

PepsiCo chooses ICT as systemintegrator for project in Broek op Langedijk

For the establishment of PepsiCo in Broek op Langedijk, a production site for Smiths and Lays, ICT Group will integrate the control system for the drying oven in the control system of the existing extrusion line comprising an extruder and a flavor line. This drying oven is operated manually at the moment and will start working automatically after finishing this project. ICT is responsible for both hardware and software modifications (Siemens, Wonderware and recipes).

The purpose of PepsiCo with this project is to simplify the operation for the operators, by realizing centralization of this control from the recipe.


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Aspentech ISP-partnership

ICT Automatisering (ICT) has over 15 years of experience with Aspentech systems and executes projects in various industries, such as chemicals, oil & gas , food and water & infrastructure . As of January 1st, 2016, this resulted in a nomination for ICT as an Implementation Service Provider (ISP) of AspenTech . This status fits our strategic goal as a systems integrator to offer our customers the greatest added value and make smarter factories. ICT is not only a partner of AspenTech in the area of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) but also in the area of Advanced Process Control (APC) where, for Lanxess, recently a very nice challenging project was completed in China. Our team of over 15 specialists is working throughout the Netherlands for our customers with offices in the Netherlands and abroad. We provide our knowledge and skills in the form of projects, secondment and services. aspentech

Press Release: LANXESS selected ICT for process control solution for China plant

World’s largest synthetic rubber plant enters production using advanced software from ICT

LANXESS commissioned ICT (ICT Automatisering Nederland B.V.) to supply a system to optimise operation of the production process. This will enable LANXESS both to realise its production targets and achieve high quality.

LANXESS, one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world, has realised a new synthetic rubber plant in Changzhou in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. The USD 235 million plant will be the largest in the world for the production of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber). EPDM is primarily used in the automotive industry for sealing rubber and coolant hoses, with LANXESS estimating that every car contains around five kilogrammes of EPDM rubber. The new LANXESS EPDM plant in China is already fully operational.

The system supplied by ICT will enable LANXESS to realise its production targets whilst also achieving high quality. At the same time more efficient use of raw materials and energy will support the company’s ambitious sustainability targets.

The system performing these functions was developed by ICT based on AspenTech’s Advanced Process Control (APC) software. Having been a distributor and integrator of AspenTech for many years, ICT has in-depth knowledge of process optimisation. ICT previously successfully automated LANXESS’s synthetic rubber production in the Netherlands. It is because of this knowledge and the good collaboration that ICT was chosen to develop a similar advanced system for the new plant in China.

LANXESS project leader Jos Schmitz: “ICT’s system ensures a seamless transition when the plant’s production settings are changed. This allows us to increase our focus on quality and to manufacture several product variations. Thanks to the system we get a higher yield from raw materials, produce less waste and use less energy. The system started proving its worth right from the moment the plant came on stream.”

Martin Bijl, Business Development Manager for ICT Food, Chemicals & Pharma: “This contract is consistent with our strategy to help the chemical industry to optimise production processes using high-performance software such as MES and APC – not just in the Netherlands, but also for companies operating globally.”