ISE Magnetics and its affiliate company Phynicx have relocated their headquarters in The Netherlands to a new site in Goirle, located in southern Holland near Belgium and only a few kilometers south of their previous location in Tilburg. The two companies make up the Magnetic Domains Group, and recently recognized the passing of their founder, Hans Batenburg.
ISE (Inductive Systems Europe) designs and manufactures custom specific inductive products for high-tech applications in numerous markets. Phynicx specializes in controlled expansion magnetic alloys and their applications. According to the company, it has Europe’s largest stockist of controlled expansion and soft magnetic alloys, and one of the continent’s largest stockists of nickel or cobalt based alloys. Besides semi-finished forms, it also supplies the alloys from pre-machined up to fully annealed finished machined shieldings.
Tilburg entrepreneur Hans Batenburg, founder and former director of the companies, passed away in February at the age of 77. He was still active and involved in the business. He started his career at alloy producer Imphy SA, now part of Aperam, and rose through the ranks to become country director where he was responsible for sales in the Benelux. In 1992, he took over the professional production and development of inductive components from Philips MBLE and founded ISE.
His son, Stephan Batenburg, now leads the company which employs about 50 people. The group has other production sites in Hungary and France. For more info, see www.isemagnetics.com.