#In the press  |  5 March 2020

Metal Heaven is the winner of the Technishow Smart Potential Award. We received this incentive prize on Wednesday, March 4 during the third edition of the Evening of the Manufacturing Industry, in Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The jury of the TechniShow Innovation Awards found the Rhodium24 platform of Metal Heaven so promising that it had created an extra award.

The TechniShow Innovation Awards are an initiative of industry association FPT-VIMAG, Koninklijke Metaalunie and Rabobank, in collaboration with Jaarbeurs Utrecht. The presentation of these takes place traditionally during the Evening of the Manufacturing Industry, where everything revolves around smart, technological innovations within production technology. This year, fourteen nominations had the chance to win an award, divided into the Dutch Tech and New Tech categories.

Efficient calculation and quotation

With Rhodium24, Metal Heaven offers online calculation software with a web-based portal function, with which metal processing companies can calculate and quote efficiently. With the Rhodium24 platform as entry, Metal Heaven was nominated for the New Tech Award. Although the company did not win it, it did receive the Smart Potential Award at Jaarbeurs Utrecht in the presence of around 200 guests.

“Applicable to all manufacturing companies”

“The innovation of Metal Heaven is not yet completely ready for the market and still under development,” the jury report revealed. “But because everyone in the jury finds the entry so promising, we have created a Smart Potential Award. Think of it as a kind of incentive price. The great thing about Rhodium24 is that it can be used at all manufacturing companies. Small businesses can also remain competitive with this. It is an interesting tool to make the step towards chain integration possible because the (commercial) first part of the total order process is strongly digitized. ”

Smart Industry for everyone

Ed Klijsen, commercial manager of Metal Heaven, obviously is proud of the won incentive prize. “We want to serve the market as well as possible and make Smart Industry accessible for the sales part of every metalworking company. This award underlines that we are on the right track. The award is intended as an encouragement and this is how it feels: as a widely supported support throughout the industry. “

In September at TechniShow
Metal Heaven will show Rhodium24 together with partner and software specialist AESC during the upcoming edition of TechniShow. Because of the coronavirus, the trade fair for the manufacturing industry has been moved from March to 1 to 4 September, in Jaarbeurs Utrecht.

See also the website of FPT-VIMAG and Metaalnieuws (in Dutch).