The company initially focused on sheet-metal, but quickly expanded its range of services as a result of laser cutting.
Times have passed since in 1987 when Harry van der Hazelkamp founded INNO, the Eindhoven-based metalworking company that initially focused on sheeting.
The young entrepreneur quickly learned that expanding a technical company is only possible if you are aware of the latest technological developments and try to apply these developments to your own business operations. With the technology of laser cutting, he was immediately proven right. This modern form of metalworking became a great success.
Redesign and assembly were added to the company's activities. In addition, the company initiated Product Engineering activities, which allowed INNO to be both a manufacturer and an inventor.
In addition to sheet-metal components, customers also started to request structures. As a result, INNO started redesigning and assembling mechanical structures
The design department at INNO grew substantially. With Product Engineering as a separate activity, INNO really made a name for itself. After all, redesign and assembly enabled the company to reduce the cost for the customer.
INNO decided to move its assembly activities to a separate company - INNO-assembly B.V. was founded. The construction, assembly and testing of subassemblies became a fixed part of the company's business operations, which meant the company was one step closer to the production of complete, sophisticated units.
In 1998, INNO started performing system assembly work. From this moment on, INNO also carried out both the assembly and the final testing and inspection.
Professionalization, certification and entry into the international market.
The level of professionalism of INNO increased. INNO was certified for ISO9001 to safeguard its internal processes.
INNO formed a partnership with IVM GmbH to actively break into the German market.
INNO acquired part of Contour in the Dutch town of Best. Around 25 employees and various sheet processing machines were part of this acquisition.
INNO had become a leading mechatronic company employing more than 125 employees for the design and manufacture of advanced technological products.
INNO remained innovative and invested in laser welding. This technology enabled the company to manufacture products that could not be welded in a conventional manner. INNO was now also able to create new designs and materials that were difficult to weld.
INNO invested in a new ERP system (enterprise resource planning) called Glovia to enable further growth and professionalization.
INNO-metaal | assembly celebrated its 25th anniversary.
On 1 January 2013, founder and director Harry van der Hazelkamp transferred control of the company to the second generation. Anouk Manders and Gertjan van der Hazelkamp became the joint directors of INNO and continued to steer the company into the 21st century.
INNO continued to innovate by investing in the ultramodern punch-laser combination of Trumpf.