Automation projects are technology driven and have a big impact on operational process, people and jobs. Our mission is to integrate the Ops Factor in automation projects and to bring synergy between operations and machines.
"Support your transition process and make your operators eager to change is what we can do best." - Ilse Houting
We have a combined experience of over 30 years in Control Rooms and we have seen many control room all over the world and have spoken with thousands of operators. This knowledge is used to ensure a pragmatic project approach: from designing furniture to creating complete control rooms and advise about the perfect lay-out. We are well aware that a control room without enthusiastic people is far from efficient. Listening and helping them to create the perfect working environment is why we do what we do.
We are experienced in technical design projects, connecting stakeholders and creating innovative design solutions for the new operations working environment. Support your transition process and make your operators eager to change is what we can do best. We listen and bring structure in our project approach and implementing functional and fun factors in our design.
Ops Factor is a spin-off from Metagro (formerly Merford Cabins), and part of the holding dubbeldam Groep. With Ops factor we have a dedicated focus on the working environment of (remote) control operators. Supporting a safe, healthy and effective operational process.Contact us
lse Houting is director of Ops Factor. As Human Factors Consultant, Ilse is integrating the operations factor in automation projects to bring synergy between operations and technique. Over the years Ilse specialised in control room design and operator performance in a broad range of branches. Ilse makes the difference by facilitating a human centred design approach, to connect technology, organization and people at the start of automation projects. Managing to translate ergonomic and ISO standards into practical design tools which offer project teams clear goals and defined steps, realizing a control room where operators can work at their best and perform a safe, efficient and effective job.
Ilse completed a MSc and a postdoc Human Factors engineering at the VU Amsterdam. Before Ops Factor Ilse participated as independent Human Factors consultant in a wide variety of international projects. Some references are: Shell International, BP, Dutch Pilot organization, Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam, APMT, Marine Department Hong Kong, Schiphol Airport.
Elio is director of Ops Factor. As Product Developer Elio keeps looking for smart control room solutions. Solutions that support operators in their critical job and that are innovative in production process and installation. Connecting hardware and electrical engineers to find the best integrated design solution. Elio is specialized in control room design and delivering turnkey control room projects. As project lead, Elio has delivered complete control room projects for a variety of leading compagnies worldwide. Elio make a difference with his no-nonsense, pragmatic attitude finding out of the box design solutions for every challenge.
Elio has a Bachelor of Engineering. Before Ops Factor, Elio worked as project lead for a Dutch Control Room Specialist where he was responsible for product development and project management of projects in different segments. Some references are: Hexion, Shell, Orpic Oman, BP Egypt, Engie, Traffic Control Port of Rotterdam and Ineos Belgium.