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We are working on solutions to social challenges in the areas of aerospace, agri & food, defense & security, energy, high-tech systems & materials, life sciences & health, smart industry and water & maritime. We do this by developing, manufacturing and supplying high-quality technology and innovative products.
locations in 4 countries
The company was created as a result of the passion of its founders for solving challenging technological and social problems. We develop high-quality, innovative, complex systems and products, and can also take care of production ourselves. This way we create value for our customers. In a society faced by major challenges, we carry out projects that have a positive impact on people and the world they live in. We work on smart applications in various sectors, such as healthcare, safety, water, energy, production and communication. In addition to technological innovation we also devote our efforts to promoting entrepreneurship and investing in talent and education.
Based on their passion for technology, Dennis Schipper and Peter Rutgers start up the mechatronics design firm Demcon. After completing their doctoral research and studies, they start up in a small room at the University of Twente (UT) in Enschede, the Netherlands.
Demcon works on various areas such as logistics automation and medical products, and develops its own real-life robot that keeps patients company. This way the company starts to grow and this growth is followed by moves to Hengelo and later, in 2004, to Oldenzaal.
ASML becomes a customer for the design and production of qualification tools for components of their complex lithography machines. A spectacular European project results in a laser cleaning station for paintings.
Dennis – the entrepreneur – and Peter – the technical guru – receive the Van den Kroonenberg Award for young entrepreneurship from UT. A recognition of their entrepreneurial spirit and stimulating contribution to mechatronics in the region.
From the very outset, Demcon builds prototypes and one-off versions of systems and machines. Thanks to the acquisition of micro-assembly and metal powder injection moulding firms, the company is also able to focus on serial production.
Finapres Medical Systems is acquired. This highlights the company’s medical technology ambitions and the ability to market its own products. As the years progress, Demcon covers increasingly
more markets and competencies.
The opening of a second branch in Eindhoven (and later in Son and now Best) is a key milestone. Demcon here is located close to major customers and there is room for Macawi, which develops innovative respiration technology.
From Oldenzaal, Demcon returns home to Enschede. Close to the University of Twente (UT), where it all started, there is room for further growth and support for high-tech start-ups and scale-ups.
With the acquisition of Systec GmbH in Münster (DE), Demcon takes a first step towards establishing a branch across the border. In the meantime, operating bases have been established in Singapore and Japan that provide access to the promising Asian market.
Demcon demonstrates its innovation strength and entrepreneurship. The company at breakneck speed manages to develop a comprehensive ventilation system for intensive care corona patients. Demcon industrial systems builds a modular mask production machine.
Based on our core values entrepreneurship, development and cooperation, we create positive social impact by developing and producing high-quality technological solutions. With imagination, the use of all of our technical competencies and with a focus on shared value creation, we tackle the challenge: ‘imagine tomorrow. challenge today.’
The world is facing major challenges in many areas, including health, climate, energy, sustainability, food, water, communication and safety. Answers must originate from a combination of social renewal and technological innovation. In the field of technology, we can have a positive impact on humans and society based on our broad expertise and experience.
We position Demcon as developer and producer of high-end systems and products. To increase our impact in different social domains, we aim to continue to grow and to intensify and broaden our cooperation with organizations, knowledge institutes and government entities – we refer to this as ‘creating shared value’. We continue to develop our knowledge and expertise for this purpose. At the same time, we design our organization in such a way that we retain our decisiveness and that we provide our employees with maximum room to develop themselves in their desired direction. We hereby stimulate their entrepreneurship within the group.
At Demcon we consider knowledge sharing important and we believe that you can achieve more by combining forces. We are involved in various partnerships that through various areas of expertise result in innovation in the Netherlands, regionally and nationally, as well as in Europe. Thanks to grant programs we are able to devote more effort and work with greater focus on the technology of the future.
We invest in technology that has the potential of providing solutions to social problems. Naturally we do this within Demcon itself, but we also invest in starting and developing companies with promising innovations. We provide support through means of our expertise and facilities, accommodation, and when necessary capital. Our investment helps these companies to advance and gives other partners confidence in these young companies as well.
We combine our creativity and technical skills for the purpose of developing solutions to social challenges. Together with our partners we apply technology for healthcare, safety, sustainability and communication.
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