When it comes to business, Brabant has a lot to offer and the Taiwanese company Advantech is a wonderful example of this statement. Advantech first established its operations in Eindhoven fifteen years ago, supported by the Brabant Development Agency (BOM). January 24 the company officially opened its new European Service Center, a newly expanded smart facility, warehouse and production plant. From setting up a first presence in the region to this expansion, BOM supported Advantech every step of the way. Moreover, their support goes beyond the business itself.
In the run-up to the opening of the new European Service Center of Advantech in Eindhoven, which took place this week, BOM had the unique chance to organize a program for Chaney Ho, Co-Founder and Executive Board Director of Advantech. A great opportunity to connect the company to the region even further.
On January 23, BOM welcomed a special group of people from Advantech in Eindhoven. Together with Brainport Development, High Tech Campus, University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e), BOM organized a program to show highlights of Smart City initiatives in Eindhoven. In addition, Chaney Ho shared his thoughts and ideas with students and startups from TU/e.
It is great to be a partner of the community in Eindhoven. We believe that Advantech can be a good contributor to the region. We are always looking for young talent and connecting with knowledge institutes like the University of Technology Eindhoven is very interesting for us.Chaney Ho - Co-Founder and Executive Board Director Advantech
The highlight of the day was the willingness of Chaney Ho to share his story from an Asian company’s perspective on the three megatrends of today: Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence. More than 250 attendees at High Tech Campus were interested to hear how Advantech is leading ‘the next’ by following those mega trends, looking for disruptive technology and practicing innovation.
Eelko Brinkhoff, Director BOM Foreign Investments adds “For many years we have been in close contact with this innovative company in both Eindhoven and Taiwan. We are happy to have supported Advantech with their challenges and growth and we will continue to do so.”
An impression of the visit of Advantech can be found here.