Veranneman Technical Textiles (VTT), part of the Belgian based textile conglomerate Sioen, since its origin focuses on carefully selected markets with high added value, like PVC roof coverings, pool foils, filtration, automotive dashboard hinges, etc
Several technologies that are still under development at the supplier can already be found working in test environments at VTT. Recently a system has been installed that is capable of measuring the exact tension on every single wire. Doing so, quality differences as well as wrong machine setting scan be traced instantly.
Digitisation has been installed throughout the production chain as to enable functions like planning, task division, maintenance, quality control and internal logistics be controlled by the production teams themselves. In the COQLBOX, a central, quiet & airconditioned control room in the middle of the production floor, factory employees can at any moment get a status of all important machine, quality and planning parameters which enables realtime, event driven production management by the different teams. As a consequence the stress level of employees has considerably gone down, and people much more than before can be focused on product and process improvements.