Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) competing on the international market for high-mix, low-volume, high-complexity machines have been outsourcing the manufacturing of sub-assemblies and larger non-core submodules to strategic suppliers and are increasingly outsourcing the design and development of the equipment as well, giving suppliers full responsibility for these modules, from design to manufacturing.
This shift is driving suppliers to push their own boundaries in terms of feasibility and responsibility, and to extend their reach across international borders in order to tap into new, foreign markets. To be able to follow up on these developments, over 100 tier-one, tier-two and tier-three suppliers in the open high-tech supply chain in The Netherlands have joined forces in the Brainport Industries consortium.
Brainport Industries provides a fertile ground and a solid structure for collaborative projects whether they are related to technology, markets or people.
Brainport Industries has grown to become the world’s leading open supply network for high tech companies, and our ambition is to further strengthen and develop it.