Voortman Steel Group
Plaagslagen 16
7463 PH Rijssen

+31 88 343 10 72

Voortman Steel Group

Seeing ideas become a reality: it sounds nice but it really does happen at Voortman Steel Machinery. And these are ground-breaking ideas. We make the most innovative machinery and product lines for the steel construction and plate-processing industry for customers around the world. Going through the process together with a customer in order to arrive at a production line that integrates seamlessly into his process. We want to be the leading player in the field of automation.



From small, relatively simple processing machinery to large complex machine lines: we devise, develop and build every Voortman machine entirely ourselves. We do this with a group of enthusiastic engineers who collaborate intensively within and outside the department. Every department within Voortman thinks collaboratively. This enables us to develop machines that not only function as required, but which can also be manufactured, installed and operated efficiently. 


Once we are tasked with a new product development, we will assemble a project team. In doing so, we take account not only of the knowledge required, but also of our colleagues’ wishes. In this way we ensure that our work remains varied and challenging. In a project team you would be working in collaboration with Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineers, led by a Project Lead and a Lead Engineer. Under the Lead Engineer's leadership, the team will work out the functional operation and specifications of the new machine. Next, each discipline will get down to work on it. The Mechanical Engineer will draw and design the components and assemblies. The Electrical Engineer will start creating the electrical diagrams and the Hardware Engineering. The Software Engineer will look after the machine control systems. The entire engineering process runs literally from the first sketch to a correctly-operating machine in the market. We challenge our engineers to reflect, in addition to the technology and required functionality, on aspects such as cost and manufacturability as well. This gives your work an added dimension and encourages wide-ranging collaboration. You certainly will not be sitting at a desk all day. Our engineers can be found regularly in the workshop, in other offices or sometimes even on site at a customer or supplier.


In addition to developing new machinery, as Engineering we are responsible for maintaining the existing inventory of machines.  Mechanical and Electrical Engineers work jointly on continuously improving our machinery. As an engineer in the Product Support department, you will be kept busy implementing changes and carrying out maintenance. The latter means that existing machines will be optimised regularly. The aim is not only achieving cost savings, but also replacing components that are obsolete or adding new functionalities for example. Should a problem occur at the customer’s facility that cannot be resolved by our own Support or Service department, then the Product Support team will swing into action.

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are you interested and do you want to know more? please contact us at:
0548-539 000