ExR-1 in action!


During the Masterclass Robots in Delft, which took place late October, the ExR-1 has been launched.


The ExR-1 is the first IEC-Ex certified inspection robot for unmanned environments.


On You-tube you can see the ExR-1 in action!

Good work, ExRobotics!


Published: October 2017


Introduction of the TH21


ImProvia is proud to say that the TH21 has been introduced at InnoTrans!

This superb machine not only looks great but also has been designed and built to help revolutionize lifting on the rail network. The TH21 has a lifting height of 21 meters and can carry up to 6 tons.

InnoTrans is the industry’s leading international trade fair, occupying all of the Berlin exhibition grounds.


The sales team already had a great response on the product and until this morning, they have RFQ for 20 pieces! In the weeks to come we start testing TH21 and we will finish the project with certification of TH21. The first delivery will take place at the beginning of next year.


Have a look at the following websites to see more of the TH21:



Published: September 2016

Sensabot – the first resident mobile robot certified to work in potentially explosive environments

ImProvia is proud of her contribution to the development of the Sensabot!
Sensabot, the first resident mobile robot certified to work in potentially explosive environments, has been launched by Shell. The robot will work in remote or unmanned oil and gas facilities and is designed to work for six months without requiring maintenance. Operators will be able to use Sensabot as their eyes and ears on the ground to check equipment and respond to alerts faster whilst gathering accurate real time data.

ImProvia is proud of their contribution to the development of Sensabot, the first resident mobile robot certified to work in difficult and hostile environments”.


Read the pressrelease: “Shell launches robot to work in hostile environments

Watch the presentation of the Sensabot by Shell:



Published: 12 September 2016


ImProvia announces the appointment of Samir El Awadi as EVP and Member of the Board

ImProvia, a leading multinational engineering and contracting company today announced the appointment of Samir El Awadi as EVP and Member of the Board as of July 1st, 2016, with a focus on business in the Middle East, Africa and Asia PAC.


Samir joins from Thales Nederland B.V. where he has been the commercial Director of Thales Huizen in the Netherlands since April 2014. Here Samir led the commercial innovation process which was looking at ways of applying Thales’ high value technology in the civilian world. Together with technical researchers and developers, he helped guide the development of tailor-made solutions in the field of healthcare and to position Thales cybersecurity in the Dutch market.  


Prior to that, he was the EVP & CEO of Atos Middle East, a regional subsidiary of the leading global ICT Company Atos International B.V. Samir has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology and the process industries, as well as possessing a broad background in strategic sales, business management and business models. During a long and successful career at Atos, Samir established their global pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, as well as establishing a significant presence in the Middle East market, establishing 4 operating companies in Egypt, UAE, Qatar and important JV in Saudi Arabia. In 2008, he was elected as Commercial director of the year in the Netherlands and he was also ranked in the top 5 in Management Team magazine’s top 50 sales people to watch for 2012.  


Samir said; “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to support the further international expansion of ImProvia. Making a bridge between cultures and nationalities has always been my inspiration throughout my career and I look forward to leveraging this approach to support the company’s business growth.”


ImProvia’s shareholders and current Members of the board, Mr Peter van de Goorberg and Mr Iwan de Waard said; “We are very proud to announce that Samir El Awadi is joining our team to enable and execute the company’s strategy of developing ImProvia towards a multinational engineering and contracting company that understands the local needs, culture and opportunities of the Middle East, Africa, and Asia PAC regions. ImProvia is confident that Samir El Awadi’s extensive international experience, knowledge and network will contribute to its growth and strategic development in its chosen fields of expertise.”


About ImProvia 

ImProvia is a multinational engineering and contracting company that specializes in electrical/mechanical design, engineering & construction (E&C), engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), project management and electrical/mechanical maintenance. From its extended base of specialists, it also provides a wide range of project-services and consultancy.


ImProvia operates with distinction in a wide variety of demanding markets and areas such as industry, energy, oil & gas, marine & offshore, petrochemical, high-tech systems, wet & dry infrastructure, and the naval & aeronautical industry.


ImProvia has its operational offices in several countries, with its headquarters and three major branch-offices in the Netherlands. It also has a number of international branch-offices in Poland, Germany and Sweden and is continually looking to expand its area of operation.


Further information about ImProvia is available at:


For more information please contact:

Press & Media Relations Manager, Astrid Lausberg, tel. +31 (0) 88 55 043 00.



Published: May 2016