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 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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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.