Climate Scale-Up Sensorfact Raises 13 Million Euros to Make Industry More Sustainable

1/28, 2:02 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investment companies FORWARD.one, Korys and SET Ventures are investing in the Utrecht-based climate scale-up Sensorfact. Sensorfact helps companies in the manufacturing industry to save up to 15% on energy bills with intelligent energy management and energy-saving advice. 

Sensorfact, founded in 2016, developed an Intelligent Energy Management System (IEMS). With this plug-and-play hardware and software, industrial SMEs can easily access and monitor their energy consumption in detail, reduce it with targeted actions and integrate it into increasingly strict energy reports. Sensorfact has more than 600 customers in more than 25 countries in Europe: mainly in the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Germany. Sensorfact currently employs over 70 people.

Regulations and energy prices

In July last year, the European Commission presented the 'fit for 55' package, which aims to achieve a CO2 reduction of 55% in 2030 compared to levels in 1990. As a result, companies have to deal with increasingly strict regulations. Energy prices have also risen sharply in the past year, reaching a record high last December. 

"The energy bill is one of the largest costs that companies in the manufacturing industry are facing, especially with current energy prices", says CEO Pieter Broekema. "In addition, due to the wide interest in climate change, there are an increasing number of European regulations that companies have to comply with. With our technology, companies can kill these two birds with one stone."

Broekema continues: "Companies often lack proper insight into their energy consumption, which is necessary to reduce consumption and thus comply with regulations. We start by supplying our measuring equipment, which customers can easily install themselves, and which provides insight into the data. Our industry-specific algorithms then help identify energy savings. These findings are complemented by our energy experts, who help with implementation."

How the capital will be used

The capital raised will be used for further product development and for expansion into the DACH-region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). An office in Berlin was opened this year to facilitate this growth area.

So far, the Utrecht-based company has achieved savings of around 100 GWh. This is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of more than 30,000 households. If it's up to Broekema, that's just the beginning: "We want to become the largest service provider in industrial energy management. With over 370,000 European SMEs, the market is huge."

As far as product development is concerned, Sensorfact mainly wants to increase the choice available to its customers. In addition to measuring electricity, gas and water, Sensorfact now also wants to expand to steam and temperature sensors and vibration sensors for predictive maintenance. This will give customers an increasingly comprehensive picture of their energy consumption.

Questions or comments about this press release?
If you have specific questions or comments regarding this press release, please contact Pieter Broekema, CEO of Sensorfact. 
E-mail: pieter@sensorfact.nl
Phone number: +31 6 47079598.

Website: https://www.sensorfact.nl 

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