The Quotation Factory (then operating under the name Metal Heaven) was the winner of the Technishow Smart Potential Award. We received this incentive award on Wednesday, March 4 during the third edition of the Evening of the Manufacturing Industry in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht (NL). The jury of the TechniShow Innovation Awards found the Rhodium24 platform of the Quotation Factory so promising that it had specially initiated an additional award.
The TechniShow Innovation Awards are an initiative of industry association FPT-VIMAG, Koninklijke Metaalunie and Rabobank in cooperation with the Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Traditionally, the awards ceremony takes place during the Evening of the Manufacturing Industry, where everything revolves around smart, technological innovations within manufacturing technology. This year, fourteen nominations had a chance to win an award, divided between the categories Dutch Tech and New Tech.
Efficient estimations and quotations for metal processing
With Rhodium24, The Quotation Factory offers online estimation software with a web-based portal functionality that allows companies in the metal processing industry to efficiently make estimates and quotations. With the Rhodium24 platform as its entry, The Quotation Factory was nominated for the New Tech Award. While the company did not win this prize, it did receive the Smart Potential Award at the Jaarbeurs Utrecht in the presence of some 200 guests.
‘Applicable to all manufacturing companies’
“The innovation of the Quotation Factory is not yet fully market-ready and still under development,” the jury report stated. “But because everyone on the jury found the entry so promising, we created a Smart Potential Award. Think of it as a kind of incentive award. The beauty of Rhodium24 is that it is applicable to all manufacturing companies. Even small companies can keep their competitive edge. It is an interesting tool to enable the step towards chain integration because the (commercial) first part of the total order process is strongly digitized.”
Smart Industry for everyone within the metalworking industry
Ed Klijsen, commercial manager of The Quotation Factory, is naturally proud of the incentive prize he has won. “We want to cater to the market in the best possible way and make Smart Industry accessible to the sales component of every metal processing company. This award underlines that we are on the right track with this. The award is meant to be an encouragement and that’s how it feels; as a widely supported endorsement by the entire industry.”
In September at TechniShow
The Quotation Factory will showcase Rhodium24, along with partner and software specialist AESC, at the upcoming edition of TechniShow. Because of the coronavirus, the exhibition for the manufacturing industry has been moved from March to September 1 till 4 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht, the Netherlands.
For more information, see also the FPT-VIMAG and MetaalNieuws (in Dutch only).