Dear Friend,
While we were excited to put 2021 in the rearview mirror and press the reset button for a "post-covid" 2022, the first two months of the new year have definitely kept us all on edge and bracing for new challenges ahead.

Yet, as shared by Joren Knockaert, CEO Deceuninck North America in this edition of the Industry Champion Interview, yesterday's challenges have forced us to biff up our entrepreneurial spirit and refocus on our culture in order to grow a resilient and agile organization that is ready to compete in today's highly volatile environment.

Similarly to Joren, we continue to be inspired every day by the people that we are privileged to work with, our customers, our partners, our team members, whose drive for excellence exemplifies the best the world has to offer. Please enjoy a selection of uplifting news and updates, and a celebration of excellence, resilience and leadership, as we continue to navigate challenging and exciting and times.

Anne Cappel
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer, Altix Consulting
Industry Champions Interview

One-on-One with Joren Knockaert, CEO Deceuninck North America

Each quarter we sit down with industry executives and thought leaders to discuss the trends, challenges, and best practices that are transforming their businesses.
Today, we are with Joren Knockaert to discuss how Joren and his team are successfully developing the North American business for a European / Belgian Industry Champion. Read Joren Knockaert interview - Access all industry champions interviews
Altix Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence

In October 2021, Altix launched the Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence, a 9-months structured roundtable for Operations Leaders who want to strategically reflect in a peer group format, and extract themselves once a month from their day-to-day, to gain new perspectives and industry best practices.

We are thankful to Feintool, Storopack, Bonfiglioli, Meyer Tool, Safran Landing Systems, Perfetti Van Melle, and Ernst Metal Technologies for hosting the Altix Operations Leaders Circle of Excellence.

13 Operations Leaders from 11 companies joined the 2021- 2022 cohort and are enthusiastically leveraging their experience and exposure to best-in-class factories, bringing back to their own operations new ideas, new processes, and new confidence to drive change and lead their team to reach new levels of operational excellence.

It is a great honor to support this outstanding group of Operations Leaders and witness, month after month, their growth, and the impact they have on their team and their company.

Registration for the 2022-2023 cohort will open in April. Space is limited to 15 participants. Please reach out to to learn more and to reserve your / Operations Leaders spot for the upcoming October 2022 to June 2023 program in Greater Cincinnati.

Italy, as the fourth-largest national economy in the European Union, driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and an influential and innovative industrial sector, is one of the key strategic market for Altix Europe. Altix is privileged to work with many Italian industry champions who are expanding and growing on a global scale.

This month, Altix is proud to welcome Gian-Paolo Arosio as Altix Partner Italy, to establish the foundations of Altix Italy, and to offer our clients a powerful bridge and seamless support between Italy, Europe, North America and Asia. Gian-Paolo is based in Milan Italy, and has dedicated 20 years of his 35 years in industry in the global automation industry.

In June 2022, Altix will participate in a business delegation to Italy organized by the European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) of Greater Cincinnati, to include meetings with HQs of Italian U.S. subsidiaries, Market Entry USA seminars for Italian companies looking to establish a presence in the USA, and exploratory meetings to launch an EACC Chapter in Milan. Altix is a Bridge Builder Member and active supporter of the EACC's mission of stimulating transatlantic business and networking relations.
Altix Welcomes new Partners and Team Members

Altix team continues to grow across industries, expertise, and geographies to apply a consistent passion and dedication to helping industry leaders grow and compete on a global scale.

Xavier Ovize - Partner Greater Detroit

Altix is delighted to welcome Xavier Ovize as a Strategic Partner in the Greater Detroit region. Xavier is a seasoned global executive and senior strategic advisor and consultant, with 30 years of experience working in the industry in North and South America and Europe. He brings a proven track record of developing and leading commercial strategies and multi-site operations in highly competitive markets. Xavier Bio
Gian Paolo Arosio- Partner Italy

Altix is delighted to welcome Paolo Arosio as a new Altix Italy partner, based in Milan Italy. Paolo has dedicated 20 years of his 35 years in industry in the global automation industry and he is passionate about innovation, technology and about improving business through people improvement, engagement, and motivation.
Andreas Brockmann - Director Altix Academy

Altix welcomes Andreas Brockmann as its new Director of Altix Academy. Based at Altix headquarters in Mason OH, Andreas brings over 30 years of experience in the automation industry and in developing workforce solutions for manufacturing organizations.

Annabelle Manzler - Office Manager

The Altix team is growing and we are happy to welcome Annabelle Manzler as the Altix Consulting Office Manager. Annabelle is originally from Hamburg Germany and is based in the Altix headquarters in Mason, Ohio.
Meet the Altix Global Team

Altix Partners are senior level industry experts with 25+ year's hands-on experience and a proven track-record, to ensure faster, smarter decisions, to give manufacturing leaders the competitive edge they need to compete and lead complex transformation initiatives.

Featured Altix Solutions

Altix brings decades of experience successfully designing and implementing winning strategies and transformation projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Our team of industry veterans can help you and your team deploy game-changing innovative solutions through proven and time-tested methods.

Sales &Operations Planning (S&OP)

As an enterprise grows and scales up its operations in size, geography, and complexity, it is increasingly challenged to preserve the level of collaboration that previously helped it stay agile and focused. 

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) enables organizations to align, synchronize and integrate supply chain planning to ensure tangible improvements in cost, quality, delivery, and customer satisfaction. Click on image to open document 
Human Resources Solutions

In business, human capital is one of the most important assets for your company’s success. The Human Resources function is key for companies to successfully attract, develop, motivate, and retain the top talent they need to build a team of champions. Some of the most important facets of Human Resource Solutions include recruiting, strategic planning, crafting of policies and procedures, development and training, compliance, performance management, and compensation and benefits.

The Altix Human Resources Solutions are crafted by seasoned experts who incorporate industry best practices, and proven methods, tailored to your specific business needs. Click on image to open document 
ALTIX IMHub: International Manufacturers' Hub

ALTIX IMHub is an International incubator & accelerator that offers international industrial companies a flexible, turnkey solution to set-up and grow their North America presence. ALTIX IMHub offers a wide range of cost-effective domiciliation solutions ranging from a U.S. mailing address, to private or shared office space, office packages, conference rooms, storage & warehouse in a supportive business environment.  

A-la-carte business support in HR, Sales & Marketing, IT, Market Research, Finance & Accounting are available to support you every step of the way so you can focus your limited resources on growing your company in one of the most dynamic and competitive markets in the world.  Click on image to open document 
Videos and Publications

Altix Partners and team members are passionate about the world of industry and new technology that help industry champions gain the competitive edge they need to grow and compete on a global scale. Enjoy below recent video and publication.

Warehouse Automation - Video

In this short video prepared by Andre Tello, Altix Junior Associate, learn how warehouse automation can help you optimize your warehouse using the latest technology in order to maximize profits, productivity, and efficiency, all while using the most out of your resources. Click on image

Reach out to speak to an Altix expert to learn how to plan and implement an automated warehouse system.
Digital Transformation White Paper

Digitalization paves the way for new opportunities such as improving human-machine interaction, connectivity, analytics, and intelligence. An age of smart devices and smart factories is in the making and the transformation happens at an unprecedented pace and intensity. Only two options are presented to companies in an industrial revolution – transform or die!

Which camp will you choose?

Whitepaper by Damien Berthenet, MBA, Junior Associate, and Yannick Schilly, President & CEO of Altix Consulting
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