About

Essensium is a pan-European high tech leader in the engineering and commercialization of real time positioning solutions (RTLS). These are implemented to drive safety and increase productivity for the logistics and warehousing industry. With its unique camera-based technology and AI expertise it allows for full traceability of forklifts and people. The VC backed company was founded in 2005 as a spinoff from IMEC.

Why choose us?

Essensium is above all a team of experts with a track record of more than 15 years of engineering and safety expertise dedicated to the logistics industry.

We develop solutions in close collaboration with our customers and forklift manufacturers so they fit perfectly in the specific environment they will be used in, without impacting the integrity of the equipment or the environment they are deployed in.

Our solutions address the complex warehousing and production environments guaranteeing the safety of people and assets and the efficiency of movements.

The group is supported by a solid Venture Capital fund and a group of private investors. Amidst its customer base it can count on leading industrial players like L’Oréal, Komatsu, Unilever and BASF.

Mind

Mind is Essensium’s embedded software division, which provides Consultancy and Services in the field of Linux and Open Source software for Embedded Systems as well as support and training, in the field of Linux, Android and Open Source software for embedded systems.

Mind’s team consists of highly skilled and enthusiastic embedded software engineers with a passion for Open Source software and for hardware. It was acquired by Essensium in 2006. Find out more on mind.be .

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LATEST News

SafeTrack™ Pedestrian: Raising Warehouse Safety to New Heights

SafeTrack™ Pedestrian: Raising Warehouse Safety to New Heights

In 2021, there were more than 147,000 accidents in the workplace in Belgium and 60% of these accidents led to a temporary or long-term period of work incapacity*. Maximising pedestrian safety and well-being in the warehouse will always be Essensium’s and its customers’ top priority and is the driving force behind our new, best-in-market smart solution.

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Our Team

Ever since the foundation of Essensium, we have focused on bringing together the best professionals to design, develop and implement best in class real time location based systems (RTLS). We nurture great teams that work closely together to support our customers with the latest technologies that take forklift safety and warehouse productivity to the next level.

 

The Essensium Management Team is above all a team of experts with a track record of more than 15 years of engineering and safety expertise dedicated to the logistics industry. Meet our management team members:

Filip Buerms – CEO

Filip Buerms – CEO

Filip Buerms is the CEO and shareholder of Essensium. Filip, who studied Industrial Engineering, started his career in the high-tech distribution world. Before he joined Essensium, he held key functions at several high-tech players. He was amongst others European Sales Director at Intel and VP at Option, a leading wireless modules manufacturer.
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Huub Tubbax – Head of Product

Huub Tubbax – Head of Product

Huub Tubbax is the Head of Product at Essensium. He holds an MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering, obtained at the University of Leuven and IMEC Leuven. Huub joined Essensium in 2006, where he has been driving the EPS RTLS development from inception to customer implementations.
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Jan Olbrechts – Head of R&D

Jan Olbrechts – Head of R&D

Jan Olbrechts is the Head of R&D of Essensium. Jan holds a Master in Electronic Engineering from the University of Louvain. He started his career as a Senior ASIC Architect at EASICS before becoming an Embedded Software Consultant at MIND and joining Essensium, first as a RTLS Software Architect and since 2016 as the Essensium R&D Manager.
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Boris Berghmans – VP Sales

Boris Berghmans – VP Sales

Boris Berghmans has been appointed as the VP Sales EPS at Essensium, a leader in Positioning and Safety solutions for the logistics and warehousing industry. Previously Boris held various sales leadership positions in the Benelux and France at Loadhog, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of reusable packaging products, part of the GLIDE Group.
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Benny Van Calster – Head of Marketing

Benny Van Calster – Head of Marketing

Benny Van Calster is the Head of Marketing of Essensium. Benny holds an executive MBA at the AMS (Antwerp Management School). He started his career as an European Marketing Director at intel’s xircom division and went on to become Managing Partner at Minds&More building a network of 100+ professionals in Sales & Marketing offering interim management, project management, etc. Since 2022 he joined Essensium as the Head of Marketing.
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Athra Afram – Director of Finance

Athra Afram – Director of Finance

Athra Afram is the Director of Finance. Athra holds Master’s Degree in Applied Economic Sciences from the University of Antwerp. She started her career as an external auditor at KPMG. Afterwards she worked for Moore Belgium as Accountancy Compliance Manager for 10 years. She joined Essensiun in January 2024 as Director of Finance.
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The Essensium Sales Team is above all a team of experts with a track record of more than 20 years in Sales in the logistics industry. Meet our Sales team members:

Sebastiaan Evers – Sales Director Netherlands

Sebastiaan Evers – Sales Director Netherlands

Sebastiaan Evers is our Sales Director for the Netherlands at Essensium. Having worked for Toyota Material Handling in the Netherlands from 2006 to 2023, he held various commercial and leadership roles, accumulating extensive knowledge of Material Handling and the Dutch market.
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Karien Bergmans – Sales Director BELUX & International

Karien Bergmans – Sales Director BELUX & International

Karien Bergmans is our Sales Director for Belux and International for Essensium. Karien has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. In her last experience with Loadhog she was driven by sustainability to make logistical sites more green and make the change to reusable transit packaging. Now she has taken on the mission to make Belgium a reference in Health and Safety in Logistics.
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Jon Wickett – Sales Director UK & Ireland

Jon Wickett – Sales Director UK & Ireland

Jon Wickett has spent 26 years as an Material Handling Equipment (MHE) supplier to the Logistics/Warehousing Industry. Much of this time was spent working with large, global & national customers and major retailers with varying distribution operations. He has a wide range of experience and was also a product manager for AGVs.
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Luc Zabouri – Sales Director France

Luc Zabouri – Sales Director France

Luc Zabouri has held the position of Business Development Manager first at Toyota Material Handling, a world leader in the field of logistics, and then at Scaleway, a leading European hi-tech company providing Cloud services. Before that, he started his career as a salesman and then as an entrepreneur in sustainable development.
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Our Shareholders

Essensium is proud to be able to count on several solid shareholders. Besides its own management, we can count on several leading investors that have built up a substantial expertise in the high-tech industry including Pamica from serial entrepreneur Michel Akkermans. He is a proven pioneer in new financial technology dynamics and holds a number of board positions and is an active investor in several companies and private equity organizations.

Our other shareholder is former headmaster of the University of Louvain, Baron André Oosterlinck. Oosterlinck headed the KU Leuven for 10 years. Throughout his rectorship, he paid great attention to stimulating spin-offs and on building networks with other research institutions, such as IMEC often joining the Board of Directors of these high tech spin-offs. Currently he is honorary rector of the University.

Our shareholder Johan Danneels obtained his PhD with the development of an integrated solid state switch. He can look back at a rich career spanning 25 years in various functions in the telecom industry at different multinationals. He was CEO of Alcatel Microelectronics preparing the company for a sale to STMicroelectronics where he was appointed VP telecom.  Johan co-founded Essensium in 2005 and has been a shareholder ever since.

Jobs

Join the leaders in Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)

Want to be part of our growth story? Are you passionate about redefining the world of logistics and warehousing and want to be at the forefront of how to make it safer and more efficient through the use of the latest technologies? We are regularly looking for new highly motivated colleagues that can support our growth ambitions, help further develop our solutions and introduce our solutions to new markets. Are you the passionate engineer, the great accountant, the customer focused sales person or the multi skilled talent we are looking for? Then make sure to regularly check in to this part of our website or follow us on LinkedIn to discover the latest career opportunities at Essensium. We have everything to lift off your career to a new level and a great team to feel welcome, motivated and respected. The perfect basis for a great future in high tech.

5 Reasons why Essensium should be your next career move

    1. Best team of engineering professionals.
    2. Exciting. A challenging, open-minded working environment with interesting projects.
    3. Fun! A fun workplace (think pizza luncheons, teambuilding and regular team meetings) makes work so much more rewarding and interesting .
    4. Learn. We constantly look into the latest technologies to help customers with their safety and productivity challenges.
    5. Respect. The workplace is a place where everyone can share his ideas and be who (s)he is. We value wellbeing at work.

A great place to work, a diverse place to work.

Essensium is an equal opportunity employer, we welcome colleagues no matter what race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, age or disability.

Spontaneous application?

Engineer? PHD in Computer Sciences or Mechanical engineering? Looking for your next opportunity or an internship? Send your cv and cover letter to us via this address.

 

Spontaneous application.

Spontaneous application.

Engineer? PHD in Computer Sciences or Mechanical engineering?
Looking for an Internship in Office Management, Marketing or Engineering? Apply today.

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3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)16 28 65 00
E-mail: info@essensium.com

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