News

Design and manufacture of a functional prototype of the CASCADe ship bridge

10 Sep 2015
SYMBIO designs and manufactures a fully working prototype of the ship bridge developed in the CASCADe European project. The prototype will be installed by SYMBIO at Raytheon-Anschutz facilities in Kiel (DE), where it will then be equipped

Manufacture of 6 train simulators for TRANSURB Simulation and ONCF, the Morocan railway operator

10 Sep 2015
TRANSURB Simulation orders SYMBIO to manufacture 6 modular train simulators for ONCF, the Moroccan railway operator.

NAMAHN and SYMBIO get a contract with VRT for developing a future control room vision

04 Sep 2015
NAMAHN and SYMBIO get a contract with VRT to develop a concrete vision for a future control room that will support functions such as monitoring of distribution, contribution and infrastructure.

Symbio

Sur les Coteaux, 26
4690 Bassenge Belgium

Phone 1 : +32 2 2451845
Phone 2 : +32 4 2869003
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About us

Symbio was born from the meeting of three individuals, accustomed to working side by side on joint projects.

Prompted by the scope of the challenge involved in completing the CANAC 2 building site, naturally these three specialists began to reflect upon the idea of setting up a company together, which they subsequently did.

Denis JAVAUX

Ergonomist.
From 1990-2002, international researcher at the University of Liege, principally in aviation. More than 40 publications.
Contracts with Airbus Industrie, collaborations with NASA, Honeywell, Stanford Research Institute, CENA/DGAC.

Permanent consultant for Tractebel since 1994.
Participation in autopilot design for the Airbus A380, A400M and A350. Involved in future projects for the aircraft manufacturer. Participation on behalf of Airbus in the EU ISAAC and HUMAN projects.

Patrick VANDERSTRAETEN

Industrial and graphical designer.
Designer and consultant on an international level for the last 20 years.
Part-time lecturer at the ISD (Institut Supérieur de Design/France) and at St-Luc, Liege.

Registered industrial designer for AWEX (Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency).
Scientific collaborator (cognitive ergonomics) at the University of Liege.

Georges VROONEN

Industrial and graphical designer.
Designer and consultant on an international level for the last 20 years (including for the TGV).
Part-time lecturer at Saint-Luc Liege.

Registered industrial designer for AWEX (Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency).
Scientific collaborator (cognitive ergonomics) at the University of Liege.

Our vision

In choosing the name of their company, the founders turned to the word “symbiosis” to emphasise their desire to work in perfect accord not only with their clients, but also with the work environment.

It also refers to the symbiosis between two universes – ergonomics and design – that use different tools, but that work towards the same end: to understand the human being in order to provide him with objects and environments that optimise his work.

The logo – a stylised face – evokes the work philosophy of Symbio, which is oriented towards the human. "Technology works for people, not the other way around."

The global and systemic approach of Symbio considers the work space as a whole and takes into account not only the operational aspects but other concepts as well, such as maintenance, accessibility, security, cleaning, etc.

Symbio SPRL in short

Activities: an integrated approach, from ergonomic analyses to implementation, towards consoles, control rooms, work and life spaces, user interfaces and cognitive ergonomics, products.
Founded: 2007.
Location: Bassenge - Liege (Belgium).
Personnel: 3.
Revenue: 920 000 EUR*.
Principal markets: iron and steel industry, cement manufacturing, aeronautics, services, banking industry, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.

* 2008 figures