VDH Products Roden joins Innovation Cluster Drachten

27 oktober 2016 | Another award-winning company joins Innovation Cluster Drachten (ICD): high-tech company VDH Products BV located in Roden. It won the National Business Success Award 2016 in the Measurement and Control Technology industry.

On Thursday October 27, VDH officially becomes a member of ICD by signing the partnership agreement in the presence of the mayor of Smallingerland, Mr. Van Bekkum, and the mayor of Noordenveld, Mr. Smid. The ceremony will take place at VDH’s head office in Roden. ICD Chair Kor Visscher is pleased with the expansion of the cluster: “Our new partner is a leader in measurement and control technology. Their passion and innovativeness is a perfect fit with our cluster.’’

According to Henk Westera, director and shareholder of VDH Products BV, joining Innovation Cluster Drachten is a logical step to keep up with the rapid changes in technology. “If you stop improving, you stop being good! That’s why we daily take up the challenge to improve ourselves. For us as a high-tech company, this will be easier in an ecosystem based on innovation and progress. I am therefore glad and proud that our company could join the Innovation Cluster Drachten.’’

For more than 35 years, VDH has been a leading, globally operating manufacturer of high-precision control system for all situations in which temperature, pressure and relative humidity are crucial aspects. Agricultural and horticultural companies, companies in climate and cooling technology and the transport industry cannot do without VDH’s systems. Westera: “We did not reach this position through hard work alone, but also by making distinctive products, and especially because of our 100 percent focus on our customers.”

Banana ripening

VDH Products was not a stranger to the Innovation Cluster. It collaborates with ICD member YP-Your Partner on a special visualization system. Westera: “We listen to our customers and this is how we found the best solution for ripening bananas. Together with specialist and our worldwide customers, we developed a ripening control system that tracks and controls the ripening process very precisely. This system ensures that the bananas are ripe exactly at the time of delivery.’’

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