IJsfabriek Strombeek, a never-ending story of growth
Extremely diverse and international, that about sums up what IJsfabriek Strombeek stands for.
From the production of water ice and carbon dioxide for the catering industry and industrial gases for welding and cutting, to the production of nitrous oxide for the medical sector. Thanks to its own production installations for dry ice and CO2, the family business is a genuine high-flyer when it comes to cooling and freezing techniques and it is also the European market leader for nitrous oxide.
Tyneso & IJsfabriek Strombeek: a perfect match
Thanks to their dedication and down-to-earth mentality when searching solutions for their customers, IJsfabriek Strombeek has changed a lot for the better. But growing any further in terms of products and people in the digital era is simply impossible without shifting the IT environment to a higher gear. The family business started looking for a reliable partner to team up with on a permanent basis. And that’s where Tyneso comes in.
For a long time, internal employees followed up on the IT business. But what if they retired? You’d have to consider the options: hiring a new IT employee or take a reliable partner on board? IJsfabriek Strombeek chose the latter option and had good reasons for doing so.
“IT is becoming increasingly important and is evolving rapidly”, starts Maarten Schuermans, Technical Director at IJsfabriek Strombeek. “If we want to stay up-to-date and have access to the most recent technology, we thought it would be wise to work with external specialists. I had known Steven Tytgat from Tyneso for some time and I knew that his company had built up a good reputation as an innovative and solid IT provider. After a few meetings, we decided to work together.”
Tyneso fully understands our philosophy. They do not put out fires, they monitor proactively and give advice about affordable and phased solutions that match our budget.
At the start of the collaboration, the main focus was on IT care. Individual employees were allowed to contact Tyneso for day-to-day IT problems. But over time, the projects became bigger. Tyneso modernised the entire IT infrastructure, from network and servers to the roll-out of new PCs and laptops. All this in view of facilitating the modern workplace and increasing productivity.
All IT issues have now been taken off our hands and the innovations are already obvious. IJsfabriek Strombeek can work faster and is making (digital) progress. The dynamics have changed and the team is always up-to-date when it comes to IT.
Sara Soens, Production Manager at IJsfabriek Strombeek. “Tyneso is very near, both literally and figuratively. Their offices are not that far from us, which is quite practical when we have an acute IT problem. But I am also referring to their empathy and accessibility, always ready to offer a solution.”
And the financial picture? There is a fixed IT cost, but that is always predictable. Budgets for new investments – such as hardware – are now much easier to plan. The cost of Tyneso is roughly the equivalent of one permanent IT employee. But the convenience, the knowledge and the return on investment are twice as great.
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