Verhaert Masters In Innovation, a fast-growing innovation service provider, is proud to announce the acquisition of The Engineering Network, and with that its design and engineering agency TEN, and its consulting activities under elva. Under the new umbrella brand Verhaert On-site Consulting, elva and Verhaert’s Moebius Consulting will accelerate their on-site product development business. The expertise of TEN will complement and boost Verhaert’s innovation capacity in mechanical engineering, project management and circular economy.

Building a strong capacity to innovate

Founded in 2009, The Engineering Network has built a strong expertise in design and engineering consultancy, both on-site and in-house. Thanks to the shared focus on human-centered design, innovative solutions and customer-specific needs, the services from TEN agency, elva and Verhaert will fit seamlessly and strengthen their ability to boost customers’ capacity to innovate.

This partnership marks the next step in Verhaert’s solid growth story. It not only stimulates its market leadership in on-site product development consultancy, it will also guarantee agile and complete solutions in the future.

The future of on-site consultancy

Elva and Verhaert’s sub brand Moebius Consulting both believe that the strength of consultancy is their employees. Professional and personal growth, as well as knowledge sharing is crucial to the companies’ success. Under the new unifying brand Verhaert On-site Consulting, they will help meet the growing demand for experienced temporary technical profiles. Together, they will help customers build and scale up innovation teams faster and with the right capabilities to address specific challenges and opportunities.

"Project-based on-site consultancy is becoming more and more important within innovation. We’re already experiencing this right now in the rising demand and structural shortages of talent on the market. Verhaert On-site Consulting will be able to provide more complete support from product and digital consultants over a larger geographical reach to our customers”, continues Dirk Van Maele, Director Verhaert On-site Consulting. .

Multi-disciplinary teams to drive growth

To Verhaert, growth means seizing opportunities. Combining the competences from both companies in innovation management, user-centered design and technology will accelerate its mission to boost the capacity to innovate of its customers. TEN’s design, engineering and project management teams will gradually integrate into the product and strategic innovation teams from Verhaert. This will increase their multi-disciplinarity to enable the right team set-up for any project challenge at hand.

"The need to explore solid cross-industry trends and strategies is higher than ever. By combining our teams, we can both strengthen our current services, provide a wider array of available expertise, as well as answer our customer’s new challenges, like sustainability, talent shortages, autonomous production and smarter products. It’s the perfect match to accelerate our ambitious growth strategy and capacity to innovate”, adds Koen Verhaert, CEO at Verhaert Masters in Innovation.

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About Verhaert Masters in Innovation

Since 1969 Verhaert Masters in Innovation has been a pioneer in the field of product innovation. As a leading innovation group in integrated product development, Verhaert helps companies and entrepreneurs to boost their capacity to innovate. The group now has more than 350 employees with offices in Kruibeke, Antwerp, Ghent, Kortrijk, Westerlo, Nivelles, Noordwijk, Utrecht and Aveiro.

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Nicky Sterck
Communications at Verhaert Masters in Innovation
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