SGC at Hannover Messe for the 22nd time

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SGC at Hannover Messe for the 22nd time

๐—œ๐˜โ€™๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!

Come visit us at HANNOVER MESSE 2024 from 22-26 April! We happily present our new sustainable ‘Blue Line’ and other innovative solutions at hall 12 – booth E60. We are a Belgian manufacturer and worldwide distributor of medium voltage switchgear (1 -24 kV). With a history of more than 45 years, SGC – Switchgear Company supplies reliable products for all your electrical distribution applications.โšก

Register for free with code Gyr4v ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.hannovermesse.de/en/application/registration/direct-entry-tickets-passes?code=Gyr4v & drop by for a personal electrifying chat and learn how our products can transform YOUR business. See you then?

Interesting fact: we have been participating in the Hannover Messe since 2001! SAY WATT ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


Nomination Top Entrepreneur of East Flanders

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Nomination Top Entrepreneur of East Flanders (Strafste Onderneemster van Oost-Vlaanderen)

Our CEO of Het Veer Sophie Vandoorne has been nominated for the title “Strafste Onderneemster van Oost-Vlaanderen” by Made in Oost-Vlaanderen!

Sophie Vandoorne, 46, with 23 years of experience in the family business, has been nominated as East Flanders’ Top Entrepreneur. She is married to Stijn and has two children. Sophie has a background in Communications Management and a passion for travel and photography. She is CEO of Het Veer, a holding company with several companies, including Deba, SGC, Mevoco, and Robby. Her inspiration for entrepreneurship comes from her father, Rik Vandoorne, founder of Deba in 1979. Het Veer with medium voltage as the beating heart of the group, has 14 companies, about 230 employees and a turnover of โ‚ฌ53 million. Sophie may owe the nomination to the media appearance of subsidiary SGC, which supplies switchboards for the SKAO project, and the growth the companies have achieved by 2023. She estimates her chances of winning at 1 in 5 and urges readers to vote for her because of her perseverance and success as a woman in the tech world. A fun fact: with your vote for Sophie, you support strong entrepreneurship in 4 Belgian provinces at once. Every day she and her Sailors give the best of themselves not only in East Flanders, but also with V coat in Limburg, Duracoat in the province of Antwerp and CDC – Cabines de Ciney in Namur.

We need YOUR help! We are asking for your support by voting for Sophie. It only takes a moment: click on the link , enter your email address, select “East Flanders” and then choose “Sophie Vandoorne”. Every vote counts and your support means a lot!

An article about Sophie’s work and life experience has also been published, read it here.


How can you protect yourself from electric arcs?

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How can you protect yourself from electric arcs?

A few weeks ago,ย Linda Claeysย – Editor ElectroVision atย Nelectra, visited us. She wanted to find out more about electric arcs. Of course, she could count on the expertise in our team ofย Frederik Delobelleย andย Andy Lava.

Our team explained exactly what electric arcs are, what the dangers are and some real life examples. We also gave our solution in our medium voltage cubicles: the arc killer. The arc killer is a device that prevents or stops electric arcs. It detects and suppresses electric arcs fast within 48 milliseconds, which is 8x faster than blinking your eyes.

Read the full article here.


Visit by Philippine ambassador and consul

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Visit by Philippine ambassador and consul

What a special day! We were honored to host Mr. JAIME VICTOR LEDDAย from the Embassy of the Philippines and Mr.ย Ronny R.G. De Blaereย from the Philippine Consulate.

With a diverse team comprising many talented Filipinos, we take pride in our commitment to fostering inclusivity within our company.

During their visit, the Consul and Ambassador were given a tour of our company, where we exchanged insights, including discussions on Philippine customs and habits. It was an inspiring day full of interesting conversations.

Thanks to Mr. Jaime Victor Leddar and Mr. Ronny De Blaere for their visit!


SGC - SwitchGear Company at SEPEM Industries

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SGC - SwitchGear Company at SEPEM Industries

For the first time, we participated in the SEPEM Industries fair in Rouen. It is an important industrial fair where different companies come together to showcase their product or service.

We had our DR-6 Enedis cubicles with us, but we also explained our full range of medium voltage solutions.

This year we will attend 3 more SEPEM Industries fairs, namely in Colmar from 4-6 June, in Toulouse from 24-26 September and finally from 19-21 November in Grenoble.

See you there?

For more info, get in touch: https://www.switchgearcompany.eu/contact/


Sales Engineer Flanders

Jobs at Het Veer - SGC holding company - Switchgear Company NV

Sales Engineer

SGC โ€“ SwitchGear Company specializes in the manufacture of medium voltage cells from 3 to 36 kV. Our team is committed daily to convince customers worldwide of our product. SGC is a global player where safety and quality are essential

 

Are you our new Sales Engineer?

As an ambassador of our products, you know how to convince customers from all over the world of the quality and other strengths of our medium voltage cubicles.

Apply Now

What will you do?

  • As an ambassador of our products, you know how to convince customers of the quality and other strengths of our medium voltage cubicles.
  • Your technical expertise combined with your commercial skills make you a born sales engineer. You represent SGC at trade fairs and customer meetings.
  • The hunter in you gets a kick out of looking for new opportunities.
  • Afterwards, you follow up on the leads meticulously and, through structured, targeted and organized prospecting, you expand the customer base.
  • Your customers are often intermediaries but occasionally you will also have to visit the end customer.
  • You receive (potential) customers in our showroom located in Landegem.
  • You take care of the development of technical offers and a correct administrative follow-up in our ERP/CRM system.

Knowledge and experience?

  • You preferably have a bachelor or master thinking level in Electricity, Electromechanics, Energy Technology or related. A degree is not a must but an enthusiastic and motivated personality is.
  • You have several years of Sales experience. But also Young Graduates with an innate commercial feeling are more than welcome.
  • No knowledge of medium voltage yet? You have a “can-do” mentality and want to acquire new knowledge within the world of medium-voltage.
  • Safety first and quality are some of our values. You play this out with great enthusiasm in your sales pitch.
  • You can express yourself fluently in Dutch, French language skills are a bonus.

Who are you?

  • You have a can-do mentality and want to sink your teeth into gaining new knowledge
  • You have a positive attitude and feel like flying in.

We care about our Sailors

  • A permanent contract of indefinite duration.
  • An attractive remuneration package with extra-legal benefits.
  • To develop your skills further, you can benefit from both internal and external training courses.
  • We care about your work-life balance and to keep it on-point, in addition to the standard 20 days of leave, you enjoy 12 days of catch-up rest. After a run-in period, there is also the possibility to work 1 day a week from home.

You will work in:

  • A brand new and modern working environment.
  • A great team of motivated colleagues.
  • A fast growing family business with growth opportunities within the group.

You have a healthy sense of humor and you can enjoy one of the following team activities:

  • Every last Friday of the month “BarcKiller” drink.
  • Annual New Year’s reception
  • In July we kick off the collective leave with a fun party where all our sister companies come together.
  • As a company, we have won the Label “Sports companyโ€ of Sport Vlaanderen for two years. This due to our sporting activities such as cross fit, hiking, ping pong, darts, โ€ฆ
  • During the winter months you can enjoy a fresh bag of soup from Monday to Thursday, during the summer months fruit baskets are then delivered weekly.

Make the switch now & join the wave!

Send us your personal resume jobs@switchgearcompany.eu or contact Tibo De Vriese by phone at 0473/11.78.34 or Jennifer Van de Velde at 0473/11.78.37.

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    Sales Engineer Export

    Jobs at Het Veer - SGC holding company - Switchgear Company NV

    Sales Engineer Export

    SGC โ€“ SwitchGear Company specializes in the manufacture of medium voltage cells from 3 to 36 kV. Our team is committed daily to convince customers worldwide of our product. SGC is a global player where safety and quality are essential

     

    Are you our new Sales Engineer Export?

    As an ambassador of our products, you know how to convince customers from all over the world of the quality and other strengths of our medium voltage cubicles.

    Apply Now

    What will you do?

    • As an ambassador of our products, you know how to convince customers from all over the world of the quality and other strengths of our medium voltage cubicles.
    • Your technical expertise combined with your commercial skills make you a born sales engineer.
    • You represent SGC at trade fairs abroad.
    • The hunter in you gets a kick out of searching for new opportunities.
    • Afterwards, you follow up on the leads meticulously and through structured, targeted and organized prospecting, you expand the customer base.
    • You receive (potential) customers from abroad in our showroom located in Landegem.
    • You take care of the development of technical offers and a correct administrative follow-up in our ERP/CRM system.

    Knowledge and experience?

    • You preferably have a bachelor or master thinking level in Electricity, Electromechanics, Energy Technology or related. A degree is not a must but an enthusiastic and motivated personality is.
    • You have several years of Sales experience. But also Young Graduates with an innate commercial feeling are more than welcome.
    • No knowledge of medium voltage yet? You have a “can-do” mentality and want to acquire new knowledge within the world of medium-voltage.
    • Safety first and quality are some of our values. You play this out with great enthusiasm in your sales pitch.
    • On the international market, you can express yourself fluently in French and English. Knowledge of additional languages such as German or Spanish is certainly a plus.

    Who are you?

    • You have a can-do mentality and want to sink your teeth into gaining new knowledge
    • You have a positive attitude and feel like flying in.

    We care about our Sailors

    • A permanent contract of indefinite duration.
    • An attractive remuneration package with extra-legal benefits.
    • To develop your skills further, you can benefit from both internal and external training courses.
    • We care about your work-life balance and to keep it on-point, in addition to the standard 20 days of leave, you enjoy 12 days of catch-up rest. After a run-in period, there is also the possibility to work 1 day a week from home.

    You will work in:

    • A brand new and modern working environment.
    • A great team of motivated colleagues.
    • A fast growing family business with growth opportunities within the group.

    You have a healthy sense of humor and you can enjoy one of the following team activities:

    • Every last Friday of the month “BarcKiller” drink.
    • Annual New Year’s reception
    • In July we kick off the collective leave with a fun party where all our sister companies come together.
    • As a company, we have won the Label “Sports companyโ€ of Sport Vlaanderen for two years. This due to our sporting activities such as cross fit, hiking, ping pong, darts, โ€ฆ
    • During the winter months you can enjoy a fresh bag of soup from Monday to Thursday, during the summer months fruit baskets are then delivered weekly.

    Make the switch now & join the wave!

    Send us your personal resume jobs@switchgearcompany.eu or contact Tibo De Vriese by phone at 0473/11.78.34 or Jennifer Van de Velde at 0473/11.78.37.

    Jennifer Van de Velde
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      Quietest cubicles for the quietest zone

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      SGC - SwitchGear Company all over the world

      SGC -SwitchGear Company, a family-owned company and leading specialist in medium-voltage switchgear, is proud to announce that it has been allowed to collaborate as a medium voltage switchgear supplier on the SKAO project through our Australian partner NHP. SKAO is building the largest and most capable radio telescopes on behalf of the international community. The telescopes are being built in Australia and South Africa

      Picture Copyright SKAO 2023

      SGC is an innovative company focusing on sustainable medium voltage solutions. As the only Belgian manufacturer of medium voltage switchgear, we stand for high quality, durability and operator safety. Our tailor-made solutions are applied in various projects worldwide.

      Part of the family group Het Veer, a holding company with several companies, SGC was demerged in 2010 from Deba which was founded by Rik Vandoorne in 1979. With more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing medium voltage equipment ranging from 3 kV to 36 kV, we have built a proven track record. Our production, located in Landegem, Belgium, features a specialised manufacturing unit and advanced, highly automated production lines. These form the core of our “state-of-the-art” components and systems, enabling us to develop products such as DF-2, DR-6/DT-6, DF-3 and DW-2 to the highest quality standards.

      With an annual turnover of 10 million euros and a team of 30 dedicated employees, we continue to strive for excellence at every stage of our production process. Our commitment to innovation and quality positions SGC as a reliable partner for sustainable medium voltage solutions worldwide.

      NHP

      With our partner NHP, we also cater to the needs of customers in Australia and New Zealand.

      NHP is a company with more than 55 years of experience in the electrical and engineering industry, with more than 20 branches in Australia and New Zealand. They understand the specific needs of their clients’ projects, regardless of their size, thanks to their local presence and commitment. By choosing NHP, you gain access to a wealth of expertise in electrical and automation products, systems and solutions.

      Although they have more than 20,000 product lines on the market, they are more than just a supplier of products. Together with their extensive network of global partners, they offer choice in products, technology, service and support, as well as choice in how you interact with them, whether in person or online, when and where you need it. NHP achieves annual revenues of $550 million Australian dollars, supported by a team of 800 dedicated professionals who work hard every day. The commitment to lasting customer relationships is evident in our successful and decades-long partnership with NHP.

      The SKA-Low telescope project

      The SKAO is an advanced Big Data facility in radio astronomy that brings together countries worldwide. Its goal is to build and use advanced radio telescopes to transform our understanding of the universe. With headquarters in the UK and telescopes in South Africa and Australia, SKAO will become a leading research infrastructure for radio astronomy. Global collaboration and innovation will provide scientific opportunities for the international astronomical community, making SKAO a key player in advancing knowledge about the universe for decades to come.

      Construction of telescopes on site began in December 2022 in Australia and South Africa. The SKA-Low telescope, on Wajarri Country in Western Australia, will comprise more than 131,000 two-metre-tall antennas detecting low frequency radio signals, and the SKA-Mid telescope, being built in the Karoo in South Africa, will comprise almost 200 dish-shaped antennas picking up higher frequency radio signals.

      The SKA telescopes will be built, maintained and operated on behalf of the global community, and will look back in time billions of years to solve many mysteries of the Universe. The project includes the construction of two powerful supercomputers and is expected to be completed in 2028, with a total cost estimate of โ‚ฌ1.3 billion.

      Picture Copyright SGC
      Picture Copyright SGC

      Sustainability “Built to last”

      The medium-voltage panels that will be installed in Australia are of the DF-2 type and are manufactured with a strong focus on sustainability. This product range is specifically designed to operate long-term and efficiently, which is crucial for a project of this size. The decision to partner with SGC highlights the SKAO project’s commitment to an environmentally friendly and future-proof approach.

      One unique requirement of the SKA-Low telescope is for all installed electrical equipment to produce very low levels of electro-magnetic noise emissions. The advanced design and robust construction of the DF-2 range produces very low electrical partial discharge levels making them ideal for use within the SKA-Low telescope facility site. It can often get very hot in the outback, but our DF-2 switchgear can be exposed to high temperatures and withstand extreme weather conditions.

      Longevity is an important feature for us. Our standard DF-2 line is produced according to the IEC 60932 ยง4 standard. This non-mandatory, additional requirement of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for standard material covers intensive climatic conditions according to method A level 2. This includes a cycle every 4 hours, where conditions vary between 30ยฐC with 80% humidity and 50ยฐC with 95% humidity. The total duration of this cycle is 9 days. Hence our well-known motto “built to last”.

      Arc Killer for safety

      Safety is paramount. The equipment will have an Arc Killer option, which not only protects the plant itself, but also ensures operator safety. Our Arc Killer is a device that prevents or stops electrical arcing. These sparks, which can occur when switching power, can cause fire and damage. The Arc Killer quickly detects and suppresses lightning within 48 milliseconds, which is 8x faster than the blink of an eye. Our electric arc reduces risks, protects electrical systems and thus contributes to a safe working environment, which is crucial for this project.

      SGC and NHP: reliable partners for the SKAO project.

      SGC is delighted to play a crucial role in the SKAO project. By providing reliable and sustainable energy, we support the scientific community in gaining insights that will further enhance our knowledge of the universe.

      Read all articles:

      Read the HLN article here.

      Read the VRT article here.

      Watch the Kanaal Z TV news report here.

      Read the Electrotech article here.

      Read Press-release here.

      More info about SKAO project.

      More info about our partner NHP.

      Picture Copyright VRT
      Picture Copyright HLN

      Project Engineer (electro)mechanics (R&D)

      Jobs at Het Veer - SGC holding company - Switchgear Company NV

      Project Engineer (electro)mechanics (R&D)

      SGC โ€“ SwitchGear Company specializes in the manufacture of medium voltage cells from 3 to 36 kV. Our team is committed daily to convince customers worldwide of our product. SGC is a global player where safety and quality are essential

       

      Are you our new Project Engineer (electro)mechanics (R&D)?

      Fancy a challenging job where no two days are the same? As a Project Engineer, you will manage R&D projects from A to Z:

      Apply Now

      What will you do?

      You are responsible for the development and improvement of prototypes including circuit breakers, load break switches and other medium voltage accessories.
      You design internal testing, redesign if necessary and industrialization of the modified design.
      You write the test protocol for in-house engineers.
      You ensure that prototypes can be converted into a series product for production.
      Through your practical attitude, you provide support to production for the implementation of new products to ensure a smooth transition.

      Knowledge and experience?

      • You enjoyed a higher education Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electromechanics. You are a Young Graduate or you already have several years of work experience. We have tailored projects for every level.
      • You have knowledge of the 3D drawing program such as Creo or you would like to retrain in this.
      • You do not have to be a linguist, but you can express yourself fluently in English. Knowledge of French is a nice to have.
      • You have an analytical mind and are creative in finding solutions.
      • You can easily work independently and your passion for technology makes you like to solve problems.
      • Priorities can change, you can switch smoothly if necessary.

      Who are you?

      • You have a can-do mentality and want to sink your teeth into gaining new knowledge
      • You have a positive attitude and feel like flying in.

      We care about our Sailors

      • A permanent contract of indefinite duration.
      • An attractive remuneration package with extra-legal benefits.
      • To develop your skills further, you can benefit from both internal and external training courses.
      • We care about your work-life balance and to keep it on-point, in addition to the standard 20 days of leave, you enjoy 12 days of catch-up rest. After a run-in period, there is also the possibility to work 1 day a week from home.

      You will work in:

      • A brand new and modern working environment.
      • A great team of motivated colleagues.
      • A fast growing family business with growth opportunities within the group.

      You have a healthy sense of humor and you can enjoy one of the following team activities:

      • Every last Friday of the month “BarcKiller” drink.
      • Annual New Year’s reception
      • In July we kick off the collective leave with a fun party where all our sister companies come together.
      • As a company, we have won the Label “Sports companyโ€ of Sport Vlaanderen for two years. This due to our sporting activities such as cross fit, hiking, ping pong, darts, โ€ฆ
      • During the winter months you can enjoy a fresh bag of soup from Monday to Thursday, during the summer months fruit baskets are then delivered weekly.

      Make the switch now & join the wave!

      Send us your personal resume jobs@switchgearcompany.eu or contact Tibo De Vriese by phone at 0473/11.78.34 or Jennifer Van de Velde at 0473/11.78.37.

      Jennifer Van de Velde
      T. 0473/11.78.37

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        Happy Holidays!

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        Happy Holidays!

        Letโ€™s switch to an electrifying 2024!

        SGC will be on vacation from 25 December until 1 January. Looking forward to reconnecting in 2024… Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year!