For several years, Xenics nv has been working on the successful implementation of the technical, operational, and commercial strategy in order to become a world player in infrared detectors and cameras.
These products find application in many important and relevant public trends:
- Sophisticated microscopes for scientific research
- Machine vision applications in sorting food and waste recycling
- Machine vision applications in non-destructive online quality inspection of semiconductor components
- Detecting and locating oil spills and other contaminants in harbors, rivers, seas…
- Optimizing new production processes such as additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- Supporting new applications in precision agriculture
In order to support future technological trends (higher performance, lower cost, smaller size detectors…) and to address the related larger production volumes, Xenics took the strategic decision in 2019 to invest in a new cleanroom and suitable high-tech equipment. The total investment done by Xenics amounts to approximately 7.5m Euros. The official opening of the new cleanroom by H.E. Minister Hilde Crevits has taken place on 22 October 2021.
H.E. Minister Crevits says: “This is an excellent example of how knowledge, that was developed in Flanders, through a spinoff company and with government support, can lead to investments and job creation in Flanders for production of high-tech components. The technology of Xenics is publicly relevant and finds application not only in scientific research, 3D-printing or detection of plastic pollution and oil spills in rivers and seas, but also in precision agriculture. Therefore, Xenics is future-ready and will also create additional jobs with this new production facility.”
The new cleanroom enables Xenics to produce sensors with adequate quality levels and in the right volumes, now and in the years to come. Paul Ryckaert, Xenics CEO states: “In this way, Xenics, a Flemish company, can continue to play a worldwide leading role in the design, manufacture and sales of key high-tech components that have a significant impact on many aspects of our day-to-day lives.”