Qlayers, a Delft-based innovator in the field of industrial coating technologies, has announced a significant financial boost with an investment from Rotterdamse Havendraken.
The exact amount remains undisclosed, but the infusion of capital is set to propel Qlayers’ global expansion and solidify its standing in the industrial coating technology market. Under the leadership of CEO and co-founder Josefien Groot, Qlayers is at the forefront of a global shift towards sustainable industrial practices. “This investment enables us to not only redefine the standards of industrial coating but also spearhead a movement towards sustainable innovation that transcends industry boundaries,” Groot stated.
Robotic Technology at the Forefront
Co-founded by Josefien Groot and Ruben Geutjens, the company is pioneering the use of robotic technology to address the challenges of manual coating processes. By automating the application of coatings on large industrial surfaces such as storage tanks, wind turbines, and ships, the Delft-based firm enhances safety, sustainability, and efficiency. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces overspray, cutting down on harmful emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and microplastics.
A Global Vision for Robotic Coating
With operations spanning Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and North America, Qlayers is setting a new standard for the industrial coating process. Its innovative approach not only minimizes waste but also improves safety conditions for workers, aligning perfectly with Rotterdamse Havendraken’s mission to foster ecological advancement in maritime and related sectors.
Backing from Rotterdamse Havendraken
Rotterdamse Havendraken, an investment firm with a focus on port, maritime, logistics, and energy sectors, is committed to supporting technologies that drive both technological progress and ecological stewardship. “We are excited to back Qlayers in their journey to redefine the industrial coating landscape. Our collaboration underscores the transformative potential at the intersection of innovation and industry expertise,” remarked Robin Slakhorst, co-founder of Rotterdamse Havendraken.
This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone for the startup as it continues to develop and deploy its robotic coating solutions, promising a more sustainable and efficient future for industrial maintenance and protection.