Working at Raster: “We’re a team of specialists and we’re able to accomplish quite cool projects”

What’s it like, working for Raster (an ICT Group company)? Software Engineer Sander Sprenger tells you more about his experiences. He is currently working on a project for Mammoet, where over the next five years a large number of ships need to be launched.
His colleagues Peter and Claudia add: “This project brings all sorts of programming environments which makes it challenging but also very cool.”

Do you want to work in a specialised team as well?

Please take a look at our vacancies at www.ict.eu/jobs.

Conmeq reduces time-to-market with ICT’s Motar platform

Conmeq is a start-up that designed a completely new electric mini loader from scratch. By using the Motar platform developed by ICT Group, the company was able to develop the software for the miniloader considerably faster.

In this video Boris Koot, owner of Conmeq, explains why he chose to implement ICT’s Motar platform: “By partnering up with ICT Group we’ve effectively built a future proof platform.”

About Motar

Motar bridges the gap from model to target and enables mechanical engineers to create software without programming skills. Theplatform provides a seamless integration with model-based development tools to enable full integration support at the model level rather than at source code level. Thanks to this, Motar enables quick and flexible model-based development with lower costs. Click here to learn more about Motar.

More information

If you’d like to receive more information about ICT’s Motar platform, please contact Johan van Uden:

E: johan.van.uden@ict.nl
T: +31 (0)625321119

Innovating with the Container Exchange Route

Last year ICT Group and Rotterdam Port Authority signed a contract for the Container Exchange Route. ICT Group is responsible for the application integration and testing of this complex IT landscape. The building of the CER involves more than just constructing the actual track. Various innovations are taking place in terms of logistics and digitisation.

The construction of the physical infrastructure – the CER Route– has already started, and the contract for the planning & scheduling software has also been awarded. The application integration and testing phase is currently running, including real life testing in Area-21, the test environment of the Port of Rotterdam, in preparation of the CER’s deployment in 2021. Read the full press release here.

ICT Group presents at Production Process Automation event 2020

Effectiveness and efficiency have been the key words for the production and process industry over the years. Current developments in Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and also Cyber ​​Security require concrete and at the same time strategic choices.

ICT Group contributes to the sharing of knowledge, via, among other things, the Production Process Automation event, to make the right choices. Both in the context of technological innovations and in the cooperation with the chain. The added value lies in the use of industrial automation and system integration. But also in building a bridge between Information Technology and Operational Technology.

Due to growing international competition, pressure on margins and changes in the chain, many manufacturing companies are experiencing the pressure to work even more efficiently. Much efficiency improvement is hidden in better collaboration between IT and OT. IT is the baby of the business, where everything revolves around financial data. OT is the engine of the workplace, where productivity is controlled. Two separate worlds that suddenly have to work together to make their organisation future-proof. Watch the video to get both aligned.

How do you built a bridge between Information Technology (IT) en Operational Technology (OT)? Sign up free of charge for the workshop on April 1st ‘The bridge between Information Technology en Operational Technology‘.

After movie Smart Industry event 2019

On Thursday 14 November 2019, ICT Group organised the Smart Industry event in Maarssen, The Netherlands. The event focused on the interaction between experts, colleagues, professionals, business relations and (fellow) service providers. There were informative presentations from Microsoft, NS Treinmodernisering, Schneider Electric, Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, DSM, Oasen and Van Oord Ship Management B.V. During the networking intervals and meetings on the conference floor, visitors could watch demos of Wonderware, Cimpro, ABB, Raster, OrangeNXT, Siemens, Microsoft, ICT Group, OSIsoft and AspenTech.

Presentations

We are happy to offer you the opportunity to download the presentations of this day and to read them again. Click here to download the presentations.

Aftermovie Group Meeting 2019

On December 17th, our annual Group Meeting took place. Networking, conviviality, inspiration and fun were the ingredients for a great evening with all of our colleagues. It was a festive event where we shared the highlights of the past year.

Take a look at the aftermovie!

From supply-driven to demand driven production of doors

For years Reinaerdt Deuren based its production on make-to-stock. The sizes of batches became smaller and smaller as the number of different designs increased. This was the reason for the company to take the strategic decision to change its production method into make-to-order with a batch size of only one item. ICT Group ensured that the new production line communicates seamlessly with the ERP system and that Reinaerdt Deuren is ready for future challenges.

“ICT Group has translated our thoughts into a concept how you should technically organize production automation”

In this video André Ebbekink (Financial Director Reinaerdt Deuren) and Koen Peppelman (Business Unit Manager ICT Machine & Systems) talk about the project, the collaboration and their vision for the future.

Do you want to work on challenging projects?

Do you want to work in ict or do you consider working for thé technical and industrial automation enterprise as your goal? Deepen your knowledge and enhance your understanding within our company! Take a look at our vacancies at www.ict.eu/jobs!

ICT Transport & Logistics and OrangeNXT at ICT & Logistics

The ICT & Logistics exhibiton took place on November 5, 6 and 7 at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. ICT & Logistics is the platform voor ICT applications and services in the logistics chain. ICT Transport & Logistics and OrangeNXT where als present on the exhibition floor. We informed the vistor about different smart solutions, such as:
– Last mile solutions
– WMS solutions
– Supply chain solutions
– Mobile solutions

Read the case ‘Kruidvat: More efficient and reliable order processing’.

We also hosted two presentations:
1. HelloFresh: The HelloFresh route to happy customers
HelloFresh strives to provide the best possible delivery experience to their customers. Combining a complete revamp of their logistics IT-landscape, a philosophy of putting the customer at centre of everything they do ánd a connected fleet enables them to do just that. During this presentation you could discover how they accomplished this succesfully. Mark Sugirtharajah, Supply Chain & Operations at HelloFresh informed you during this presentation about the possibilities to connect people, devices and data and how OrangeNXT (an ICT Group company) made this possible for HelloFresh.

2. iShare: Keep it simple
On Wednesday November 6, we will tell you how we use the “Keep It Simple” approach. Hereby we help (our) customers with:
1. Retrieving Data/Information from known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
2. Sharing Data/Information with known and/or unknown parties using iSHARE agreements.
3. Checking authorizations in an iSHARE Authorization Register.
4. Joining the iSHARE network of trusted parties.
By using iSHARE, ICT Group can, based on an Agile/Scrum approach/service with short Sprints, provide advice and realization to securely share data.

Did you missed out the ICT & Logistics? Watch the video or contact us for further information.

Industrial Cyber Security Event 2019

ICT Netherlands and Raster Technology Solutions represented ICT Group at the first edition of the Industrial Cyber Security Event on October 9th, organised by FHI.

During the event we informed visitors about the challenges and opportunities in the field of Cyber Security. The event was visited by more than 250 people from different companies and organisations. Pim Berends, Sr. Consultant Industry, gave a well-attended lecture on the topic “How do we ensure that IT understands the OT, and vice versa”.

The 5-step plan has been developed to gradually improve the safety of operational technology. The following 5 steps are followed:

  1. 1. Identify, identifying the weaknesses in current security
  2. 2. Select, select and plan security measures
  3. 3. Protect, implementing security measures
  4. 4. Detect, the real-time detection of intruders
  5. 5. Respond, taking action in the event of a security incident