Veranneman Factory of the Future 2017

Veranneman Factory of the Future 2017

Factories of the Future

Veranneman Technical Textiles (VTT) is a weaving mill of technical textile, specialised in the production of open-structure fabrics.

These fabrics go directly from the loom into a coating bath (online coating). In 2011 VTT Ardooie developed and introduced an innovative technology: the Gelege technology. This technology lays the threads instead of crossing them (weaving), which is cheaper and faster. This allows the company to develop new products quicker and enter new markets.

The VTT culture focuses on 4 Ds: Dream, Devise, Dare, Do. A lot of attention within the company went to reducing the (work) pressure put on employees by, for example, integrating automations on the supply of PVC, PLCs which check the machines and a central, digital cockpit (COQLBOX) on the shop floor. Due to the strong technological experience with specific, strongly diversified products, the company can distinguish itself from the (Asian) competition.