The Techniekdag, or Day of Technical Science, is an annual event/exhibition held in the area of Aalten for local companies to promote technical educations amongst children in the age range of 8-12 years. SANOVO TECHNOLOGY NETHERLANDS participates every year, showcasing several aspects of the technical work in the group in a playful way that entertains and educates the children.
With 6.000 visitors at the event, SANOVO was able to talk and activate many young children. They arranged a competition, where the children could win a prize, if they guessed the weight of their egg within less than 0,5 gram accuracy. Over 200 children participated, and 4 children managed to guess the exact weight of their egg. SANOVO also handed out 1800 eggs and 216 “surprise eggs” (chocolate egg with a technical surprise within)
Besides these activities, SANOVO had set up a Denester, allowing children to ‘de-nest’ an egg carton, filling it with 5 real and 1 Surprise Egg. SANOVO also gave insight into their camera systems to detect if eggs are clean, by letting the children try the equipment on their own eggs. Computers were also brought to show children the interactive E-drawing programs that employees use as guides to assemble different machine parts.
Last, but not least, the children could print their own name on their eggs using the Videojet Egg Printing system. The children are excited to get an egg with their own name on, and the supplier from Videojet was bringing a lot of good karma to the SANOVO stand.
Through their participation, SANOVO tries to encourage and inspire young children to become interested and curious about technical education, so they can contribute to the increasing agricultural automation of the area of Aalten, thus inspiring potential employees for the future. The event is, however, also a very good day for employees to enjoy and share their interest for the technical work and for new and former employees to meet.