Columbus’ Software company, To-Increase, enters into a Strategic Partnership with the Van Mourik Group

To-Increase partners with the Van Mourik Group to enhance the digital transformation of manufacturers through actionable smart data and smart apps. from innius®, a group company of To-Increase.

The Columbus’ Software company, To-Increase and Van Mourik Group have entered into a strategic partnership agreement.

The partnership is a well-thought-out move to enhance the professional services delivered by Van Mourik Group with innius® smart apps. innius® is a powerful smart industry software platform for industrial machine manufacturers and industrial machine users. The platform helps manufacturers and producers around the world deal with challenges related to equipment downtime and maintenance costs by maximizing throughput, product quality, physical waste, and machine performance. The apps from innius® enable machine manufacturers to improve their customer experience with proactive support including remote machine monitoring and predictive maintenance.

With support from the smart data and apps from innius®, users of the machines can apply lean manufacturing best practices validated by real-time production data to improve their core production processes. Manufacturers and users can collaborate to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by utilizing advanced data analytics and actionable business intelligence.

“We have been seeking options for a suitable company that has deep manufacturing domain expertise with scalable solutions to take over the leadership and focus on enhancing the smart applications offered by innius®. The Van Mourik Group is a perfect fit with their core focus on developing and building turnkey installations,” said Luciano Cunha, CEO at To-Increase. “This partnership will combine Van Mourik’s deep domain expertise and their long history of solving customer problems with the smart apps from innius®.”

“I’m delighted about our arrangement with To-Increase and excited about the possibilities of having innius® as part of our Group,” said Marco van Mourik, CEO, Van Mourik Group. “We feel that the constantly evolving technology from innius® is at the cutting edge of a new industrial revolution. It incorporates the industrial internet of things (IIoT), industry 4.0, smart industry, predictive maintenance, servitization, cloud computing, mobility, and social collaboration, to provide a powerful tool for machine manufacturers, production managers, and operators. innius® enables customers to see the consistency between the separate production machines and conveyors within the complete production process. Manufacturers will now have the means to analyze, evaluate and respond to the manufacturing process.”

About Columbus
Columbus is a global IT services and consulting company with more than 2,000 employees serving 5,000+ customers worldwide. Columbus helps ambitious companies transform, maximize and futureproof their business digitally. We are specialized within the industries retail, distribution, food and manufacturing. We offer a comprehensive solution portfolio with deep industry knowledge, extensive technology expertise and profound customer insight. Columbus has offices and partners all over the world and we can deliver our solutions and services locally – on a global scale.

About To-Increase
Founded in 2005, To-Increase provides business software solutions to over 250 partners and 2200 mid-market and enterprise customers in 45 countries. We deliver software, mobile solutions, and cloud apps that enable manufacturing, construction, food, and rental and lease companies to align technology with strategic goals, operate more efficiently and provide the best possible experience to their customers. Across devices, business locations, and work environments, To-Increase solutions help companies master their unique requirements with standardized technology that is easy and economical to deploy and maintain.

About Van Mourik Group
The Van Mourik Group (founded in 1990) operates in the feed and food industry. They are specialized in the optimization, service and maintenance of existing process installations. Besides that, they develop and build complete turnkey installations for the processing of dry materials. Thanks to their expertise in the field of mechanical, control and electrical engineering, projects can be realised from A to Z.
The Van Mourik employees have knowledge and skills in the field of dosing, weighing, mixing and pressing/extrusion, which enables the Van Mourik Group to complete projects around the globe. Their mission is to facilitate clients and to contribute to process optimization by lowering production and energy costs, decreasing downtime, reducing contamination and increasing the capacity. They are able to resolve failures quickly thanks to their knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering.