Engibex works in the majority of sectors related to innovation and R&D: the automotive industry, aeronautics, aerospace, defence, energy, environment, electronics, multimedia and life sciences.
ENGIBEX can largely be categorized into three groups:
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
“An increasingly globalized world generates an annual 5% growth in air traffic. That’s why we need you as an engineer to develop the aircraft of tomorrow!”
The automotive sector has seen a vast evolution towards hybrid applications, hydrogen driven fuel cells, efficient thermal engines and drivetrains. ENGIBEX has become a preferred supplier to many of the companies involved in state-of-the-art developments and is excited to help shape what is unarguably one of the most thrilling industries to work in.
Aircraft are omnipresent in our skies. When it comes to aerospace engineering, ENGIBEX has a lot to offer: from mechanical engineering in wing structures, to material science-driven composite development and even electronics, software and avionics.
Aerospace and defence
The need for defence systems is, unfortunately, still an absolute necessity for passive protection and humanitarian action. In the aerospace sector, our professionals work hard to design modern day payloads such as satellites and launch vehicles. Applications range from electrical power supplies, to improved thermal coatings and scientific set-ups.
Energy & environment
Our society is changing dramatically, and so are our energy and environmental needs. Policy-makers around the globe are seeking new ways to ensure our lifestyle remains sustainable and lean for years to come. Today’s engineers play a crucial role in this process. They need to develop the new whilst combining it with the old. ENGIBEX supports this vision, by joining the quest towards creativity and cross-linking expertise in every branch of engineering.
With an increased awareness of the planet’s limited resources of oil and gas, there is an evolution in the field of harvesting and storing alternative sources of energy. Examples of this are marine wind turbines, plans to implement an ‘energy atoll’ (an artificial island) to store excess wind power in hydraulic energy, advanced R&D in solar cells and a feasibility study on smart grids.
About 50% of the Belgian energy supply is produced in the nuclear facilities of Doel (Antwerp) and Tihange (Liège). In order to keep these sites up and running, our consultants are working around the clock to review critical safety features and simulate possible failure modes.
We may not realise it, but we spend a considerable amount of time on our smart phones, laptops and tablets. We may also not be aware that this is possible thanks to the underlying hardware and the numerous algorithms and software applications that are being run on it. Our people are leading the way in innovation and outlining today’s state-of-the-art developments.
Semiconductors lie at the heart of electronics. They are being used to translate abstract digital and analogue signals into physical ones. Millions of them can form an integrated circuit and thus constitute the substrata for most of today’s technologies.
Communication is key. Thanks to the invention of the internet and the smartphone, we can talk to whomever we want, whenever we want. Wireless technologies, fibre optics and even spatial applications are pushing the boundaries of possibility.