Squadron's story begins on the shop floor of STAS, a Belgian family company that designs and manufactures trailers, self-unloaders and tippers. A team of enterprising engineers and production managers made plans back in 2015 to extensively digitise the factories in Doornik and Waregem. Driven by owner Francis Heyse, this is done based on the company's own experience and new expertise is built up internally. With results, as both sites were named Factory of the Future in 2022 by technology federation Agoria - role models, therefore, in terms of end-to-end digitisation.
That know-how in building a digital factory is Squadron's focus today. We assist manufacturing companies in their digital transformation. Our team consists of some 50 engineers, business analysts and software developers. With all our experience in the manufacturing industry and in software development, we act as sparring partner, strategic sounding board, advisor and implementation partner. We build digital applications for smaller or comprehensive applications that add value for the company, its employees and the end customer.
For our software solutions, we leverage Microsoft's ecosystem with applications such as Dynamics 365 Business Central, the Power Platform and Power Apps. We are also integrator of CPQ solutions such as Trimit and Elfsquad. And, where necessary, we provide custom software development and applications. At every stage of a project, we involve key users and stakeholders to ensure end-to-end improvements and efficiency gains. We set realistic deadlines to achieve concrete results quickly.
Squadron's team is a community of highly skilled and entrepreneurial experts who want to generate impact by sharing their knowledge and expertise. Our ambition is to take the manufacturing industry to the next level. A new member of the community is subjected to a strict selection: he or she must have experience in process optimisation, interface with the manufacturing industry and demonstrate emotional and analytical intelligence. This is how we continue to build on our collective expertise and skills.
Would you like our team to partner in the digital transformation of your factory of the future? Get in touch.