9 november 2007


Timmers NV has changed its name into “ Timmers Cranes and Steelworks” – (TCS). At this point the company is restructuring from an organisation administrated completely by family members into a more open management. The company remains 100% family property.
Bert Zimmermann: “We have created three Business Units (Cranes, Steel Constructions and Industrial Buildings), in this manner we can answer faster and more specific on the demands of our clients.” The logistic market is evolving to “world wide logistics” or “internet of things”, where products get a certain intelligence and send themselves through the entire production process like mails find their way through the world wide web. TCS has developed such an intelligent crane. This crane is the heart of the future warehouses and has the knowledge to make it an “intelligent warehouse” itself.
Bert Zimmermann finds that at the present there is a big dynamism coming from the steel construction market influenced by the amount of demand and offers.
“Due to the increase of raw material-prices, the agitation and limited visibility of the stock, the import of cheaper products from non-traditional countries or markets lead to out-sourcing or off-shoring of production.
Yet there are more issues that play a part in this matter. To finalise future projects successful (financially and concerning terms) and to stay competitive at the same time, we will have to reconsider the vertical business model. In our opinion models based on horizontal co-operation between different companies and/or departments can be a solution. With horizontal co-operation, we mean, that we need to concentrate on the result of what we want to achieve. A value creation by horizontal co-operation between different teams of different companies without the need to go through the entire process from top to bottom. The issue is to combine the experience/knowledge of the different companies and so add value to the concerning projects. The teams co-operate by their personal computers instead of highly defined mainframes. Technology (glass fibre, radio frequencies, micro processors, internet..) makes it easier to share information with each other in a very fast way. Work shall be done, more and more, “side by side” instead of “top to bottom”.

Recent news

- 27/11/2017 : News@TCS November 2017 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 22/06/2016 : TCS - proactively servicing 10-year-old electronics in cranes
- 21/06/2016 : TCS wartet proaktiv 10 Jahre alte Elektronik von Kränen
- 21/06/2016 : TCS - révision proactive de l'électronique des appareils de levage tous les 10 ans
- 21/12/2015 : News@TCS December 2015 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 10/10/2014 : News@TCS September 2014 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 02/04/2014 : TCS - Portal crane emergency repair
- 01/04/2014 : TCS - Réparation d'urgence d'une grue à portique
- 08/01/2014 : TCS - Smarter crane engineering
- 08/01/2014 : TCS - Une ingénierie plus intelligente pour vos ponts
- 29/10/2013 : TCS acquired EN 1090-1 certification in class EXC4
- 28/10/2013 : TCS possède la certification EN 1090-1 dans la classe EXC4
- 13/09/2013 : News@TCS August 2013 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 12/09/2013 : TCS - En cas d'usure des rails ou des galets de vos ponts ...
- 25/06/2013 : TCS bouwt aan dakconstructie Canary Wharf London
- 14/06/2013 : TCS - L' entretien de vos ponts roulants vous cause des soucis ?
- 23/05/2013 : TCS - Intelligente Laufkraninstallation beschränkt Stillstand.
- 01/12/2012 : Sick - Succes Story
- 01/11/2012 : News@TCS october 2012 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 01/10/2011 : Loopkraan voor ArcelorMittal op transport naar Duinkerken
- 09/06/2011 : News@TCS May 2011 : Magazine with news and projects reports
- 01/04/2011 : TCS again elected Trends Gazellen Ambassador
- 12/11/2009 : HBVL Timmers cooperate in podia Rolling Stones and U2
- 22/10/2009 : News@TCS October 2009 : magazine with news and project reports
- 11/07/2009 : HBVL Clow of Bono - The U2 360° tour
- 29/05/2009 : News@TCS May 2009 : magazine with news and projects reports
- 30/10/2008 : News@TCS October 2008: magazine with news and project reports
- 30/09/2008 : ABB keeps Aleris on the level
- 19/09/2008 : Giant overhead travelling crane to be moved from Houthalen to Bree
- 01/07/2008 : News@TCS May 2008: magazine with news and project reports
- 11/04/2008 : Nine projects nominated for the ITM Awards 2008
- 18/06/2007 : DLR station


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