Rf-Technologies designs and produces high-tech products for passive fire protection. Our compartmentation and smoke evacuation products guarantee the safety of commercial and institutional buildings all over Europe: office buildings, hospitals, museums, government buildings, and shopping centres. The company employs 170 people in its two sites in Belgium (headquarters) and Slovakia.

What triggered Rf-Technologies to take part in the Factory of the Future process?

I have been going to the Factory of the Future Awards from year one because I was interested from the start. The real trigger was when I visited the Van Hoecke company via the Factory of the Future Roadshow three years ago. The company operates in a completely different industry, but we implement similar processes. I remember thinking: this is a model company, they are way ahead of us, this is what our company should be aiming for… After consulting our CEO, we went full steam ahead.