There are a large number of businesses in the Netherlands which are active in the production of high-quality industrial products. The speed at which developments are taking place is sometimes unprecedented, and offers opportunities to organisations of all sizes. At the same time, the margins are sometimes tiny.
Protection of intellectual property
Businesses which are active in this sector are often at the start of the innovation chain. Major commercial interests are involved and protection of intellectual property forms an integral part of business operations. Such high-quality technology is also often intended for defence, aviation, or other sectors with a high risk profile. As a result of this, businesses are required to comply with complex and far-reaching international laws and regulations. These regulations not only affect the business itself, but also its suppliers. Non-compliance can have major consequences, both financially and for the company’s reputation.