In a world facing an increasing shortage of technical staff, considerable costs due to downtime and excessive waste due to ineffective maintenance, improved maintenance strategies can help Dutch high-tech stay ahead of the global competition. Unfortunately, collaboration between OEMs and their customers is lacking. Yet, both parties would greatly benefit from better maintenance by sharing asset data.

Effective and cost-effective maintenance strategies are critical for any business that relies on assets. There are several strategies, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Strategies can also be combined in a hybrid approach that strikes a balance between the frequency and impact of failure versus the complexity of implementation.


  • Lack of data on equipment failures makes purely data-driven solutions difficult.
  • Sharing data between OEMs and customers is limited.
  • Installing sensors and collecting data can be time-consuming and expensive.
  • OEMs lack business models for offering predictive maintenance.

The solution

  • Proactive maintenance, especially predictive maintenance, can optimize costs and uptime.
  • Asset-as-a-Service (AaaS) allows OEMs to manage assets and use data for predictive maintenance, benefiting both parties.

Sioux's approach
At Sioux Technologies, our multidisciplinary team of mechanical and electronical engineers, data scientists, and software developers understand the challenges the high-tech industry is facing. We can help bridge the gap between OEMs and customers through our, among other things, extensive knowledge of safely collecting and interpreting data for efficient maintenance strategies, especially predictive maintenance. Together, we can build sustainable business models and propel the Dutch high-tech industry to new heights.

Sioux Research Engineer Raymon van Dinter dives into maintenance policies and the challenges of implementing an Asset-as-a-Service business model in his latest research for Sioux Technologies and Wageningen University.

  • Read more about his research in the Bits & Chips.
  • If you want to know more about what Sioux could do for your business, please contact Tim Olmer.