Newtec Manufacturing Center Awarded ‘Factory of the Future’

Newtec Manufacturing Center Awarded ‘Factory of the Future’
Newtec receiving ‘Factory of the Future’ award in Brussels; fltr: Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation & Sport; Serge Van Herck, CEO Newtec; Guy De Winne, plant manager & director manufacturing operations, Newtec

Press release Wednesday 4 February 2015

Further investment in state-of-the-art factory in Belgium reaffirms commitment to delivering future-proof technology and production services as more and more companies choose Newtec



ERPE-MERE and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 4 February 2015.  Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, yesterday received the ‘Factory of the Future’ award as part of the Belgian campaign ‘Made Different’.

The ‘Factory of the Future’ is just one part of the campaign which was created to recognize the market challenges faced by Belgian companies and the need for them to be innovative and future-proof. Launched by the Belgian government, the ‘Made Different’ project is driven by Agoria, the Belgian federation for the technology industry, and Sirris, the collective center for and by the Belgian technological industry.

Newtec is one of the first of four companies that received the ‘Factory of the Future’ award yesterday. It today announced it will carry out an important investment program to upgrade and extend its state-of-the-art production capacity and capabilities at its Manufacturing Competence Center (MCC) in Belgium.

Serge Van Herck, CEO at Newtec, said: “The way we are organized makes it possible to deliver high-quality production services to the Newtec Group and to other companies, without exception. This is seldom seen in the market and it is this that has enabled us to be one of the first companies in Belgium to be named ‘Factory of the Future’. This award reaffirms that we are delivering relevant services to the industry and we are delighted to have had that recognized by the ‘Made Different’ judges. The future investment we have planned will ensure we continue to live up to the ‘Factory of the Future’ label.

Newtec’s production site in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, makes the majority of Newtec’s products and is gaining market share by producing highly reliable assemblies for an increasing number of high-tech companies outside the Satcom business.

With this investment, Newtec wants to further strengthen its manufacturing by expanding the production capacity and capabilities that are needed in order to be future-proof. This builds on Newtec’s historic technology leadership strategy combined with the highest quality and reliability production standards.

Our increasing number of customers both inside and outside of the Satcom industry confirms that our manufacturing site is already extremely effective,” said Danny De Smet, who is responsible for business development at Newtec’s Manufacturing Competence Center. “This is without a doubt the result of our continuous improvement culture and competence building and this investment will further strengthen that. Often we are challenged from a technological perspective but by being proactive, flexible and reliable we can add significant value for our customers and partners.

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About Newtec’s Manufacturing Competence Center (MCC)

Newtec’s MCC in Erpe-Mere supports mechatronic design companies providing flexible manufacturing and repair services. It specializes in delivering electronic assembly, testing and repair services according to the highest quality standards.

Specializing in high frequency and complex digital applications, Newtec Erpe-Mere is unique in that it is the prominent production partner of a wide variety of OEM and ODM companies which focus on the development and marketing of professional high-tech equipment. Today, it has a pallet of different services which are offered separately or in a full-turnkey formula according to customer requirements.

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Newtec’s Manufacturing Competence Center in Erpe-Mere, Belgium, and Newtec receiving the 'Factory of the Future’ award in Brussels (click on the picture to enlare).

About Newtec

Newtec,, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of single and multiservice applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for cellular backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 30 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 100 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer’s needs worldwide.