[2021-10-14] Japan & The Netherlands: World Leaders in Smart Maintenance – Symposium about aerospace, industry and infrastructure

For members/invitees only. If your company is member of Dujat but you did not receive an invitation, please contact our office.

Dujat and Brabant Development Agency (BOM) are pleased to invite you to attend the upcoming event on Thursday 14 October: Japan & The Netherlands: World Leaders in Smart Maintenance, a symposium about aerospace, industry and infrastructure in the province of Brabant.

Japan and the Netherlands are in the top 3 when it comes to smart maintenance applications. Through digitization, innovation in maintenance is achieved, and thus the lifespan of devices and machines is extended. Worldwide, approximately €30 billion is spent on this, of which €2 billion is in aerospace. The rest is invested for the benefit of the manufacturing industry and infrastructure.

There is plenty of cooperation in this area, especially in North Brabant, where the high tech and aerospace industry are important drivers for smart sustainable solutions. Good examples are Toyota (Vanderlande), Canon, Yokogawa, Mitsubishi (Eneco), Omron and FUJIFILM.

The event will take place at Gate2 which is part of Aeroparc Gilze-Rijen in Brabant. As usual, Dujat will arrange bus transport for participants from Amsterdam-Amstelveen area to the venue, and back. Of course it is also possible to go by own transport.

Besides the presentations by Prof. Henk Akkermans, Professor at Tilburg University and Director at World Class Maintenance, and Albert van Maren, Vice President of FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V., there will be a tour where Pierre van Kleef (Director of Gate2) will give an explanation about the Cyber Physical Factory, and Paul van Kempen (COO of WorldClassMaintenance) will tell about the Campione field lab.

The Cyber ​​Physical Factory is a living lab environment where SMEs and knowledge institutions work together on industrial innovation projects, and consists of a modular smart assembly/production line equipped with the latest technology in the field of robotics, sensors, PLCs, Argumented Reality, Virtual Reality, digital twin and 5G.

The Campione field lab is a test installation where companies, students and knowledge institutes jointly experiment with new technologies to make maintenance predictable.

Date: Thursday 14 October

Time: 14:00 – 18:00 

Venue: Gate2, Aeroparc Gilze-Rijen, Ericssonstraat 2, 5121 ML Rijen


  • Dujat Bus (optional)

11:45   Gather at Cityden The Garden, Amstelveen

12:00   Bus departs from Amstelveen

  • Gate2, Aeroparc Gilze-Rijen

13:30   Registration starts, coffee & tea

14:00   Welcome by Eelko Brinkhoff, Director Foreign Investments at Brabant Development Agency (BOM)

14:05   Welcome by Raymond Reedijk, Board Member of Dujat and Sales Director Business of KLM

14:10   Presentation World Class Maintenance by Prof. Henk Akkermans, Professor at Tilburg University and Director at World Class Maintenance

14:40   Presentation FUJIFILM by Albert van Maren, Vice President of FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V.

15:10   Networking Break

15:30   Tour Gate2 – Explanation about the Cyber Physical Factory by Pierre van Kleef (Director of Gate2) and about the Smart Industry Fieldlab CAMPIONE by Paul van Kempen (COO of WorldClassMaintenance)

16:30   Q&A

16:50   Closing remarks by BOM and Dujat

17:00   Drinks & Networking

18:00   End of Event, Dujat Bus departs to Amstelveen