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VeroTech assists technology companies in the war for talent from its new headquarters


The top floors of Silo-T – Interbrew’s old grain silos in Leuven – are converted into VeroTech's new headquarters. From here VeroTech meets the war for talent head on and provides skills in the field of electronics, embedded software, mechanics and mechatronics every day.


UNPARALLELED GROWTH
VeroTech has provided engineering services to top companies in Belgium for the last 7 years. With 6 internal employees we place as many as 60 engineers at major technology companies. In addition, we also develop innovative opportunities to offer new solutions through R&D skills in response to requests of customers.
Last year we already opened a regional site in Ghent and next year we are looking to open a base for Wallonia. End of 2017 our centrally located headquarters needed an update. We are particularly proud of this successful operation.
Managing Director Veronique Van de Kerckhove: “The move to the location in Silo-T is rooted in VeroTech's growth policy. In the space of just a few years both the number of consultants and the turnover have as much as tripled. We have very ambitious plans for 2018 and the following years.”

VALUABLE WORK
The headquarters in the Fonteinstraat in Leuven was furnished fully in accordance with the principles of the new way of working and our values.
Veronique Van de Kerckhove: “We can proudly call our new base a sustainable open office environment where working is productive and pleasant. We recognise the importance of a healthy and vital work environment and designed our headquarters' interior with this in mind. It has to be an inspiring work and meeting place that enriches the professional and personal lives of our people.”
In the choice and furnishing of our new headquarters the well-known VeroTech community feeling was key. Our office has to be a place where our consultants and employees can both find each other to share information, organise training courses and meetings and simply to have a nice chat. “When our consultants meet, something unique happens. We like to facilitate that, particularly because this uniqueness meets our key values,” says Veronique.

OPENING
The new office officially opened on Thursday 22 February 2018. Guest speaker Thomas Joos shared his insights around innovation and organisation. Thomas has supported creative teams in product development for more than 10 years. Second guest speaker Pieter-Jan Corthouts, Operations Manager at Materialise, was best placed to explain the unique co-operation between VeroTech and his company. VeroTech’s expertise in hardware and testing was essential to bring the project – the development of a 3D-scanner that can scan faces – to a successful conclusion. This scanner allows spectacle frames to be printed ‘literally tailor-made’ for the user. A feat of innovative cutting-edge technology for a renowned eyewear brand!


Vanuit een nieuw en comfortabel hoofdkwartier staat VeroTech technologiebedrijven bij in de oorlog om talent

 De bovenste verdiepingen van Silo-T – Interbrew’s oude graansilo’s te Leuven – zijn sinds het begin van dit jaar ingericht als het gezellige hoofdkwartier van VeroTech. Van hieruit leveren we iedere dag weer competenties op vlak van elektronica, embedded software, mechanica en mechatronica. Van hieruit gaan we de war-for-talent te lijf.

ONGEKENDE GROEI
Vorig jaar opende VeroTech al een regionale vestiging in Gent. Volgend jaar zoeken we naar een uitvalsbasis voor Wallonië. Eind 2017 was een update van ons centraal gelegen hoofdkantoor aan de orde.
 Over deze geslaagde operatie zijn we bijzonder fier.
Managing Director Veronique Van de Kerckhove: “De verhuizing naar de locatie in Silo-T is verankerd in het groeibeleid van VeroTech. Op slechts enkele jaren tijd is zowel het aantal consultants als de omzet maar liefst verdrievoudigd. Wij hebben bijzonder ambitieuze plannen voor 2018 en de jaren daarna.”

WAARDEVOL WERKEN
Het hoofdkantoor in de Fonteinstraat te Leuven is helemaal ingericht volgens de principes van het nieuwe werken en de waarden die we hierbij hanteren.
Veronique Van de Kerckhove: “We kunnen onze nieuwe stek met trots een duurzame open kantooromgeving noemen waar het productief en aangenaam werken is. We erkennen het belang van een gezonde en vitale werkomgeving en hebben het interieur van ons hoofdkantoor ook met die gedachte ontworpen. Het moet een inspirerende werk- én ontmoetingsplek worden die het professionele en persoonlijke leven van onze mensen verrijkt.”
Bij de keuze en inrichting van ons nieuwe hoofdkwartier stond het gekende VeroTech-community-feeling centraal. Ons kantoor moet een plaats zijn waar onze consultants en medewerkers elkaar zowel kunnen vinden voor kennisdeling, opleidingen en meetings als voor een gezellig babbel. “Wanneer onze consultants elkaar ontmoeten, gebeurt er iets unieks. Dat faciliteren we graag, zeker omdat dat unieke telkens weer op onze kernwaarden aansluit,” vertelt Veronique.

OPENING
Het nieuwe kantoor opende officieel op donderdag 22 februari 2018. Het nieuw kantoor, gelegen in het Silo-T gebouw Fonteinstraat 1A te Leuven, vervangt de oude kantoren in het Bedrijvencentrum te Heverlee. De verhuis is vooral gericht op de continue groei van het bedrijf. Zicht op het Leuvense centrum is een meerwaarde voor medewerkers.

De opening van het nieuwe hoofdkantoor werd opgeluisterd door Thomas Joos die zijn inzichten deelde rond innovatie en organisatie. Thomas begeleidt al meer dan 10 jaar creatieve teams bij productontwikkeling. Meer dan 150 Belgische bedrijven deden reeds beroep op z’n coaching trajecten. 
Nadien werd de vloer vrijgemaakt voor Pieter-Jan Corthouts. Als Operations Manager bij Materialise is hij het best geplaatst om de unieke samenwerking tussen VeroTech en zijn bedrijf toe te lichten. Onze expertise in hardware en testing was van primordiaal belang om het welslagen van het project – de ontwikkeling van een 3D-scanner die het gelaat kan scannen – tot een goed einde te brengen. Met deze scanner is het mogelijk om brilmonturen ‘letterlijk op maat’ te printen voor de gebruiker. Een staaltje van innoverende toptechnologie in opdracht van een befaamd brillenmerk!

VeroTech also in 2017 nominated for Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50


VeroTech has once more been nominated for Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 50 competition for technology companies headquartered in Belgium. The Fast 50 award is given to the country’s fastest-growing technology company, based on its percentage of growth in turnover during the last four years.

We are proud to be nominated second year in a row. It shows that we are a very healthy company and are year after year succeeding in meeting our ambitions. This year's nomination is a recognition of our continuous growth which is based on the dedicated services of our consultants and our customers confidence in our company.


VeroTech opens office in Ghent



To accommodate our fast growth in the East and West Flanders region, VeroTech acquired extra office space in Ghent.
Our office is located on the 9th floor of the Zuiderpoort Office complex.

The Ghent office enables meetings with our regional customers and consultants and interviews with candidate consultants for projects in the Flanders region.
Additionally, it provides office space for our regional Business Managers.

The address of our Ghent office is:
VeroTech
Gaston Crommenlaan 4 
9050 Ghent




Bram De Landtsheer joined VeroTech as Business Manager


Bram De Landtsheer joined VeroTech as Business Manager for the East and West Flanders region.

Bram has a background in biochemistry and business management. He started his career as account manager, soon moving into sales positions.
Bram will focus on VeroTech's customers located in the Flanders region.  His main homebase will be the new VeroTech office in Gent. 

We welcome Bram in our engineering community!

Senior Manager Wim De Wilde joins VeroTech


To achieve our ambitions for the coming years, Wim De Wilde joined VeroTech as Senior Manager.
As a member of the VeroTech management team, he will be responsible for the further development of our organization.

Wim has an extensive background in business management. Over the years, he evolved from consultant, project manager and business development manager to member of the board and partner.

We are confident that he is the perfect addition to our team and that together with him VeroTech will establish a continuous growth path over the coming years.
We welcome Wim in our engineering community!


Peer-to-peer training


At VeroTech, continuous training and development is a very important element in the career path of our engineers. New consultants benefit a great deal from the experience and knowledge of those who have been inside the business for a while. Without any doubt, peers can be an excellent resource for support and company or project related knowledge.

To show that age difference certainly is no barrier for knowledge transfer, the above picture features our youngest Junior Consultant (25 years old) in a learning moment with our most Senior Consultant (64 years old). Or where youth and experience find each other :-). We are proud of our community where consultants are open to sharing their know-how in the interest of our customers.


VeroTech enters the Deloitte Technology Fast50 ranking



"Being nominated in the Deloitte Technology Fast50 ranking as one of the fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in Belgium is an acknowledgement for our innovation and entrepreneurship and the dedication of our entire team", Veronique Van de Kerckhove, Managing Director of VeroTech proudly explains.

"Since our start in 2010, our entrepreneurial focus, the continuous innovation of our services and growing trust of our customers has translated in the swift growth of our company and a substantial growth of revenue. We thank our customers for their confidence in our services and our consultants and internal team for their dedication. Our ranking in the Fast50-list is a confirmation that they are part of a healthy and growing company with a clear vision. We are confident to rank even higher in 2017!"

The Deloitte Fast 50 is an annual competition for the fifty fastest growing and innovative technology companies. For more info: https://www2.deloitte.com/be/en/pages/technology/topics/fast50.html


Celebrating summer with a BBQ


Last week, we all gathered for our one and only Summer BBQ. Cloudy sky and a rainy evening? We couldn't care less. For every problem there's a solution and when our consultants meet, it means FUN, rain or sunshine.... It was the perfect time to catch up with each other, have a laugh and raise a drink to cheer VeroTech and our vivid community. A great way to start the summer!


Our learning & development program in action


VeroTech consultants take the course of their career in own hands by grabbing each opportunity to learn and develop on the way. Yesterday's training, fostering best-practice and experience-sharing in project management, will enable them to put their newly acquired PM skills to use across their projects and assignments. Both a win-win for our consultants and our customers :-).


Introducing our LinkedIn career page


Hurry to our LinkedIn career page...

It's a great way of getting acquainted with the VeroTech community, our open culture, direct communication and close relationships.

'Virtually' meet some of our consultants and have a feel of what it means to be a VeroTech engineer!

> Take a tour on our career page


The Experience game @ Brussels


It was all about finding our inner Cherlock Holmes ...

Participating in a life escape game and solving a unique mystery was the challenge. With 19 consultants we were locked in 4 experience rooms, playing the part of famous detectives while the clock was ticking. Some of us used their math skills, others focused on the rebuses and yet others cheered and encouraged the team. In the end we all found our escape and had a nice Italian dinner to celebrate our victory.



VeroTech present at the IEEE Jobfair in Ghent


Master student / Phd in Engineering? Meet VeroTech at the IEEE Jobfair in Ghent this afternoon!

Have a first talk with our Senior Recruiter and meet VeroTech consultant Laurenz. Learn more about our R&D project opportunities in the aerospace, medical devices, automotive, telecom, semiconductor and space sector.
Get acquainted with the VeroTech community, our open culture, direct communication and close relationships.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Our New Year Dinner Party was a true success!

Saturday February 6th, 2016

In accordance with tradition, we started the month of February with our yearly 'New Year Dinner Party'. Expectations grew in the weeks prior to the party night, as our consultants tried to figure out this year's theme. And expectations were met at the night itself with a very nice dinner and a fantastic acoustic band and DJ bringing some groove into the night.

In line with the 'diamonds' theme and under the supervision of four diamond merchants, we all became connoisseurs, learning to evaluate real diamonds on color, cut, clarity and carat. This will definitely pay off at our next visit to the jewelry store :-).

To summarise: it was a very entertaining night where we could all catch up and feel part of a vibrant and growing VeroTech community!


VeroTech consultant Jan Paesmans speaker at DSP Valley's Smart Systems Industry Summit

Senior Consultant Jan Paesmans has been invited as speaker to DSP Valley's Smart Systems Industry Summit (SSIS 2015).

The SSIS conference offers 6 tracks and over 32 speakers within the field of Smart Electronic Systems. As first speaker withiin the track 'Smart Home / Smart Cities', Jan Paesmans' presentation will focus on today and tomorrow’s challenges of embedded software for the IoT. He will elaborate on new Asynchronous Event-driven Message-based technologies (IPv6, WLAN, etc.) which allow your smart devices to stay connected tomorrow.

SSIS 2015 will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2015 in Mechelen.

> Go to the presentation summary


VeroTech starts 2016 with positive vibes!

During the first 2 weeks of January, 4 new consultants joined our team. We welcome Paul, Vasileios, Maarten and Ruben into our community. As VeroTech consultants, they will contribute their potential to the fullest, working towards challenging innovative products and applications at our customers' side.

We are confident that many new colleagues will follow them in the coming months. We wish them lots of success in their aim to build and even steer our customers' future applications.

Tune in on our 3' VeroTech story, featured within the Kanaal Z-Smart Systems series on September 9th.

Tapas + beer-tasting + good company = a true VeroTech community activity!


Our tapas and beer-tasting @ Leuven turned out to be a very entertaining night out.  VeroTech engineers know how to have fun after a hard day's work.


Working hard to keep track of the deadlines for our VeroBot

Check out the status of our VeroBot on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VeroTechVeroBot

A lot is happening at the moment: testing the app interface, script building, choices with respect to the motor gearbox, power supply and batteries.

Support the team by liking our Facebook page and leaving comments!


VeroTech consultants join forces to create a two-wheeled self-balancing inversed pendulum robot. Follow them on Facebook!


Or how electronics, mechanics, mechatronics and software expertise match FUN, DRIVE and CREATIVITY!

The timeline is to say the least challenging…. The goal: having the robot operational by September 2015.
Follow our Facebook page and see for yourself how this project evolves! 
https://www.facebook.com/VeroTechVeroBot


SUMMARY TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR: 'ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MECHATRONICS: ENABLER OR JUST ANOTHER COST FUNCTION?' - 3 February 2015


Our lives are more and more influenced by technology and many applications have the potential to be more energy-efficient. Yet, innovation is not always driven by energy-efficient design.  How can mechatronics contribute?

Energy savings are a drive for innovation but are these costs a major or minor point in developing new technologies? Several experts focused on this question during a technology seminar in cooperation with Leuven.Inc - Leuven Innovation Networking Circle - on Tuesday February 3rd, 2015.

Summary Mechatronics Seminar 20150203

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We moved into our new headquarter!

Exciting times for VeroTech!  Today, we moved into our new headquarters in Leuven. 

Please register our new address:

VeroTech
Fonteinstraat 1A bus 0701
3000 Leuven

Our general telephone number changed from 016/39 48 42 to 016/67 99 00.

Looking forward to meeting you soon in our new offices!

A new arrival within VeroTech's car fleet. Our first Minis hit the streets!


We look for operational excellence, passion and flexibility in our engineers, but also in the cars they drive.  After all..."you are what you drive".

That's why we extended our car fleet with brand new 'VeroTech' Minis.
Have you seen them on the street yet?



Article Engineering Magazine ILYA

ILYA is magazine with a passion for engineering and technology, is the only magazine in Belgium dedicated to all the engineers and technical inspired.

The magazine is created by ie-net, the union of all engineers, technicians and people with a passion for engineering and technology.

This covers various themes, with more attention is the social impact of engineering and technology in everyday lives.

ILYA made a article with one of the two founders, who are both engineers.

Artikel ILYA : Onze sterkste is dat we de ingenieur centraal stellen -201404

VeroTech is Trends Gazelle Starter Vlaams Brabant 2014!

In the competitive world of engineering, a fierce war is being waged for competent employees. At VeroTech we are making the difference by investing heavily in our consultants. The weekly magazine Trends rewarded this approach by presenting us the ‘Starter of the Year’ award for Flemish Brabant.

The ‘Starter of the Year’ award is presented to companies that were founded less than three years ago. They need to be in good financial health, sustainable, innovative and have the potential to grow. VeroTech ticks all the right boxes.

"Growth"

VeroTech employs mechanical, electronic, software and mechatronic engineers, creating high technology products.

“Today VeroTech employs 33 engineers”, says Managing Director and founder Veronique Van de Kerckhove, “but we’re aiming to grow to about 50 in this year. In the long term, we want to evolve to 100 consultants.”

“We want to have a strong and competent team of engineers for all four of our areas of expertise. To assure this, we organise team events and trainings on project and time management on top of the standard fringe benefits. We implore our employees to take initiative in everything from their day-to-day job to team building activities.”

“We aim to be a partner”

The values of VeroTech are the foundation of how we operate: vision, excellence, responsibility and openness.

“We aim to be a partner for our customers. By carefully selecting the engineers with the right skills and personality. By finding the best solution and going beyond our limits to realise that solution. By being open with our clients and taking responsibility for what we do”, Van de Kerckhove explains.

Equally important are our employees. “We want to boost the image of the profession. There’s a shortage of engineers - and an even more apparent shortage of female engineers - which I don’t expect to diminish any time soon.”

Article Trends: VeroTech wint Trends Gazelle Starter Vlaams Brabant 2014



VeroTech New Years Event 2014

February 8th 2014
All the consultants and staff of VeroTech were invited with their partners at the Pastoriehof in Meise to celebrate the New Year. We started the evening with a drink and some appetizers and took the time to catch up with each other and get to know the new colleagues.

During her speech, Veronique, our Managing Director, looked back on 2013: “It was a dynamic year, in which we worked hard, but also grew a lot. During the year, we welcomed 14 new consultants! We are very proud of this evolution and we have the ambition to continue this growth path in 2014!”
We enjoyed a workshop, in which we had to draw caricatures of our neighbor. This led to hilarious situations and brought up the most creative skills of all of us. During a delicious meal, Maggy, our teacher for the night, made some beautiful caricatures of all of us!
It was a great evening, a nice start of 2014. We wish you, your family and your beloved ones all the best for this new year! Let’s work on it together!

The audience listening carefully to the experts.


Article Trends: Mentorship Christian Leysen 2012-10-04

SUMMARY TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR “Embedded Connectivity for the Internet of Things: the necessity of IPv6? - 19th November 2013

Just imagine… a world full of connected devices. Control your fridge with your smartphone, send an email to your dishwasher, control your electric lighting from your office, using your laptop, … . Every device, appliance, switch, … connected and addressable by means of the internet: “the internet of things”! Since a number of years, technological companies are talking about it, but are we there yet ? Is IPv6 (the IP protocol with an extended range of addresses) being rolled-out as we speak ? What are the technical and technological hurdles we need to overcome and even more, how and with whom can we tackle these problems…?

An answer to each of these questions and some extra insights in IPv6 and embedded connectivity is what VeroTech and DSP Valley offered during this technological seminar on Tuesday November 19th, 2013. This was the place to be when you want to know all about IPv6…

Download here the different presentations

The Internet of Things by Jan Paesmans, Senior Consultant @ VeroTech

IPv6 Basics by Wouter Cloetens - Architect SoftatHome

IPv6 Implementation Specifics by Philip Paeps - Co-Founder NixSys

Quality of Service by Luc Perneel - Founder Luperco

See a Micro-controller running IPv6 by Mario Vermeir, Field Application Engineer, EBV Elektronik

Article ZO Magazine UNIZO: Full article 2012-04-13


SUMMARY TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR “DRIVE THROUGH YOUR SENSES” - 8TH MAY 2012
Where innovation in safety meets driving comfort.
Discover the car of tomorrow, led by speakers from Toyota, Melexis, Flanders Drive and renown Universities active in automotive research.
Organised by VeroTech in cooperation with LeuvenInc. Powered by Flanders' Drive.

21st March 2012: Technology Seminar: Mobility Management Today and Tomorrow
Challenges for ‘Smart Mobility’ and ‘Traffic Management’ organized by VeroTech and LeuvenInc.
Summary Technology Seminar Mobility Management March 21st.pdf

VeroTech consultant Liesbeth presenting on the seminar


A VeroTech team showing the frame of the Formula car Areion.



Sunday 18th March 2012: Two VeroTech team joined the Benefit Karting of the Formula Group T / CQS Group T Racing Team.

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