Manufacturing Efficiency through Technology, Digital and Support


ICB Western Europe (ICB-WE) is a consulting company located in Maastricht, the Netherlands. It supports industrial players – in particular, metal manufacturers and aluminium extruders, to optimise their global operations, production and business activities in an affordable and sustainable way, using technology, while keeping people at the heart of the activity.


ICB-WE operates in Western Europe and the United Arab Emirates. 


The company is supported by ICB Bulgaria, an R&D and software provider owned by Kongsberg Digital Norway, ISO 9001, ISO 2700 and Microsoft Gold Partner certified, renowned in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

The Upkip IIoT Platform, which was created in Norway in collaboration with Kongsberg, is our core solution designed to detect bottlenecks, improve processes and much more, by creating a holistic approach based on REAL-TIME visibility. Hosted on Microsoft Azure, it is also customizable, intuitive, and easy to use.

Additionally, to provide our customers with a complete package, we have established partnerships with complementary solution providers and machine producers who are experts in their fields.


Our industry experienced team will work with you side by side to understand the specifics of your operating environment and improve your activity having by focusing on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and thereby your bottom line, reducing your costs and CO2 emissions, through data, efficient processes and people.

This approach will be tailored to your pace and needs, our philosophy being: “Keep it simple & Just do it now!”.


Digital transformation & Industry 4.0 implementation through Upkip -
The simple affordable way

The Upkip platform translates the continuous collected data from IT systems, production machines, autonomous sensors, and public APIs to meaningful information for all levels in an industrial organization – from factory shop floor to top management. This enables all users to monitor, measure and improve their processes, including:


  • Enjoy a better visibility – LIVE,
  • Add value to processes and operator activities, while improving the man/machine ratio,
  • Have shorter production time, better quality, higher availability and OTD – thereby improving customer satisfaction,
  • Embrace predictive and preventive maintenance – also remotely,
  • Be on the way to reach Net Zero emissions goal by 2050,
  • Etc.

Not to mention that to facilitate the integration of Upkip, we have developed a network of partners with machine and sensor producers, and IT system providers.


In a nutshell, improve your Business and raise your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to world-class level.


Think about it: “what would happen to your competitive position, if your unit costs would drop 20 to 30%?”

Consultancy services

Our knowledge and international experience is at your disposal for some specific tasks such as : starting a business in new markets, streamlining the use of your money, improving your security, liaising with ICB for the development of custom-made software, etc.


To provide a complete digital solution to manufacturers, ICB-WE has established partnerships with some complementary solution-providers – being experts in their field.

Produces innovative and highly automated machines and systems fully adapted to its customer’s needs – mainly dedicated to aluminium extrusion.

The ultimate tool that brings together everything needed to digitalize all maintenance processes in a plant in an easy way.

Follows and Monitors energy production and consumption.

Delivers RFID solutions to monitor logistics (tracking), and control stock and product content.

The industry leader in high production circular sawing machines and saw blades for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Provides consulting and management services to projects that require international cooperation.

Improves operating processes and costs – as experts in Business Re-engineering. 

Aluminium Extrusion software solutions for optimization and production management – including nitrogen cooling of the dies.

Converts otherwise lost heat into electricity to inform you as soon as a surface is hot, or power your sensors without batteries or cables.

Solves HSE challenges through intuitive and human technology.

Helps organisations with implementing and operating IT systems as well as managing industrial projects all over Middle East and Asia.

Allows companies to build an elastic workforce around the core team when needed, providing a flexible IT workforce with top freelancers – remotely.

An all-in-one scalable and agile ERP platform that empowers companies of all sizes to digitalize and transform their business.

Scales the success of organizations through Global Digital Creativity & Relevance, selecting the right advisory.


Being the French Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry, Cetim facilitates companies’ competitiveness through engineering, innovation and advanced manufacturing solutions – in over 30 countries.
As an Euregio Meuse-Rhine Quick Response Manufacturing organization, QRM4.0 supports SMEs in their processes by reducing lead time with coaching, training, expertise and best practices sharing.


Christèle Bouyer

18 years of experience working for industrial manufacturers and customers in Europe, West Africa, Brazil and the French overseas departments, and one year for a Norwegian IT company


Master in International Trade


Sales channels activation and development, Technical trainings,

Marketing & communication


Languages: FR, EN, DE

Johan van Putten

30+ years of experience in production as CEO, COO and  CFO, mostly in Denmark, Switzerland, Benelux, France, UAE and Bulgaria


Master in finance – high technical affinity


A fast strategic and business thinker and a

Turn Around specialist


Languages: DK, DE, EN, CH, (FR), (NL)



Nieuwstraat 11 B13 – 6211CR Maastricht – NETHERLANDS
Company Number at the Chamber of Commerce (KvK number): 83284915

VAT number: NL862811843B01