In 2013, Henny Spaan received the Rien Koster Award for his significant contribution to the field of mechatronics and precision technology in the Netherlands. In 2015, IBS together with ASML were founding partners responsible for the launch of the Advanced Thermal Control Consortium; a first of its kind industrial body funding next generation modeling, simulation and control technologies for precision systems. In 2016, CERN awarded IBS with the largest order ever given to a Dutch company for the development & realization of the next generation ALICE detector assembly machines. Machines have since been shipped to 8 different locations globally.
The ultimate in precision engineering and measurement
Today, more than 30 years on from his initial vision, IBS exports to 36 countries world-wide. In 2018 IBS expanded again, this time with an office in the UK. Customers include Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Applied Materials and the ESRF. But also smaller companies and research groups whose vision, like Henny’s all those years ago, demands the ultimate in precision engineering and measurement.