Demcon sells minority share in Qmicro

One click on the photo camera and a minute later a photo comes out. Nostalgia? No, it is not. Although this technology with built-in film development debuted already in 1948, there is a growing demand for instant photography in the age of digital. That is why a Polaroid film cartridge production line in Enschede was revived from 2008 onward. Demcon Industrial Systems supports this process with a retrofit process module and works at improving the ultra-fast production line’s reliability. Both the line and the products are now better than ever.

One click on the photo camera and a minute later a photo comes out. Nostalgia? No, it is not. Although this technology with built-in film development debuted already in 1948, there is a growing demand for instant photography in the age of digital. That is why a Polaroid film cartridge production line in Enschede was revived from 2008 onward. Demcon Industrial Systems supports this process with a retrofit process module and works at improving the ultra-fast production line’s reliability. Both the line and the products are now better than ever.

One click on the photo camera and a minute later a photo comes out. Nostalgia? No, it is not. Although this technology with built-in film development debuted already in 1948, there is a growing demand for instant photography in the age of digital. That is why a Polaroid film cartridge production line in Enschede was revived from 2008 onward. Demcon Industrial Systems supports this process with a retrofit process module and works at improving the ultra-fast production line’s reliability. Both the line and the products are now better than ever.

One click on the photo camera and a minute later a photo comes out. Nostalgia? No, it is not. Although this technology with built-in film development debuted already in 1948, there is a growing demand for instant photography in the age of digital. That is why a Polaroid film cartridge production line in Enschede was revived from 2008 onward. Demcon Industrial Systems supports this process with a retrofit process module and works at improving the ultra-fast production line’s reliability. Both the line and the products are now better than ever.

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Mark Kok and Dennis Schipper are happy with Qmicro’s step forward. Kok: “Since our initial start-up we have grown from four to sixteen employees with the support of Demcon and others. We have introduced multiple new products and this has attracted the attention of Sensirion with whom we can now continue to grow.” Schipper: “Qmicro has matured in our incubator and we have made a contribution to this. With our Incubate Program we support young companies in their growth with our knowledge and experience, our laboratory and production rooms and, if desired, with financing. In addition, we are able to offer additional services that smaller companies often do not yet have in-house, such as PR, HRM, ICT and quality control. Perhaps there is some idealism here as well, but I especially see the synergy. Because we can in turn learn from these starting and developing companies, and through them we can explore new markets.” The sale of its minority interest in Qmicro to Sensirion provides Demcon with room for new investments in promising start-ups, explains Investment Director Jemy Pauwels: “We invest a great deal in technology that has the potential of providing solutions to social problems. We do this with capital, but above all, also with our expertise, people, facilities and accommodation. In this respect we are primarily interested in companies that can be of strategic importance for us, for example because of the markets in which they operate.”

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