Episode 36: Herman KoningFirst aired: Tuesday, 22 March 2016 at 18.24 hours
Herman Koning is the director of Landes High End Machining in Emmen. "We have lathes and milling machines and make complex parts," says Koning.
Landes example, did some work for Airbus with a turnover of 2.5 million euros. "We supply parts for the A350, including sensors." The company is already longer in the aviation industry and has expertise in the precision that is required. Koning also works for Defence. "The minister has visited us. We make parts for the JSF. "
There are a dozen or so competitors Landes. "We have six million turnover," says Koning. The region has suffered from vanishing jobs, says the entrepreneur. "And a shortage of engineers." The company now leads itself technicians through a regional University. "We have set up a private school for techies," says Koning. "We use the teacher from a ROC."