Peter De Meerleer: Manager of Research & Development, “Corporate Market”
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What are the main focuses of R&D at Barco?

Naturally, we are engaged in permanently optimizing existing products and systems. Future-oriented fields are the continued integration of the Internet, expanded use of digital technology, continued improvement of infra-red and ultra-violet lighting technologies and optical control in automation processes.

How much does Barco spend on R&D?

Barco spends over 10 percent of its sales revenues on R&D, employing almost 1000 development specialists world-wide.

How do you rate your experience with SCHOTT?

As manufacturers in the top performance segment, we demand the highest standards from our suppliers. We have worked closely with SCHOTT Auer and the SCHOTT sales office in Brussels for many years, and particularly value SCHOTT‘s expertise in reflector coating technology.

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Barco in brief
  • Founded in 1934 as radio set manufacturer
  • Sales of 751 million euros*
  • 4,900 employees worldwide,
    around half of whom work in Belgium*
  • Branches in almost 100 countries
  • 4 divisions
    • Projection Systems (e.g. Digital Cinema)
    • View (e.g. air traffic control monitors)
    • Graphics (e.g. printing systems)
    • Vision (e.g. production surveillance and control systems for the food industry)
*fiscal year 2000