A SAMSON AND KROHNE COMPANY

FOCUS-ON is built on the SAMSON and KROHNE values and DNA. SAMSON, founded in 1907 in Mannheim, Germany, is a specialist in valves for the process industry. While KROHNE, founded in 1921 in Duisburg, Germany is a process instrumentation specialist.


The first seed for a potential partnership had already been planted a few years earlier, but it was in 2017 that the CEOs of both companies – Dr. Andreas Widl and Mr. Stephan Neuburger – signed the contract for an ambitious collaboration called: FOCUS-ON.

We are very proud to be part of this once in-a-lifetime opportunity. Hard work, commitment, and major team effort made it possible to place a rock in the river and forever change the flow. 

MEGATRENDS THAT SHAPED FOCUS-ON

CLIMATE CHANGE

Scarcity of water and other resources, deforestation, and continued global warming are serious challenges that need to be addressed urgently. Process industry can do its part by modernizing processes so as to use feedstock efficiently, consume less energy, and produce high quality that last longer.

GREY TSUNAMI

We are in the midst of vast amount of knowledge leaving the process industry in form of retiring workforce. This will create a gap in specialist know-how on one hand but also fuel massive demand for information by new users and require a disruptive approach to use of ever smarter equipment.

IOT INDUSTRY 4.0

Emergence of new technologies (e.g. blockchain), increasing acceptance of some (e.g. cloud computing), and rapid progress in commercial viability of others (e.g. 3D printing, additive manufacturing) are enabling faster product development and driving digitization within the process industry.

OUR AIM IS TO SIMPLIFY AUTOMATION

The complexity of the traditional process loops does not only lie in the variance of control, measurement, and processing components installed but also in process quality & data transparency to higher levels of the pyramid, such as manufacturing level with access to SCADA/HMI systems in control rooms of process plants.

Vision & focus

FOCUS-ON wants to realize (contribute to) the full potential of the process industry, improving continuity and efficiency. We envision agile systems to be simple, reliable, efficient, flexible, and safe.

Our DNA

The intrinsic nature we’ve carried from the very beginning is the cognizance of doing what is right and believing in it fully. We work with integrity and with control.

Our Team

Andre Boer

General Manager

Juan Keuzenkamp

Business Development Lead

George Borst

Business Development Lead

Jeroen Bos

Inside Sales Engineer

Stefan van Caspel

R&D Lead Engineer

Eelco van Harten

Innovation Manager

Dana Borcea

Quality (HSE) and Approvals Manager

Frank de Vlieger

Finance

Leonard Dekker

Operations Manager

Hewa Ali

Production Team Lead

Zardasht Raza

Production Team

John Veul

Production Team

Jan Pieter Diender

Lead Software Engineer

Sava Sharif

Software Engineer

Paul van Laar

Software Engineer

Susana Lapa

Management Assistant

Lex Verheem

Software Engineer

Rick Julicher

R&D Engineer