The case was introduced in 2017 based on a claim from Barco against Norxe for inappropriate business conduct. This followed a number of actions and behavior on the part of former Barco Fredrikstad employees, who got together to start a new company. However, a forensic audit, validated by court and conducted within the boundaries of privacy laws, confirmed marks of a coordinated action directed against Barco Fredrikstad’s employees and Barco’s product development. This urged Barco to protect its assets and core values and formed the basis of this court case.
The decision of the Court of Appeal marks the end of this case trajectory. The company’s undivided attention remains focused on Barco Fredrikstad, the center of excellence for high-performance single-chip DLP projection which spearheads Barco’s simulation activities. Here we build the next generation of world-leading simulation projectors, in close collaboration with our partners and aiming to excite the complete market.
“Although we remain convinced of the strong evidence we brought in this court case, it is now time to turn this page”, says Thor Gjerlow, site manager at Barco Fredrikstad. “Taking care of our customers and the team are now our top priorities, so we can focus at what we’re best at: deliver the best projectors for the simulation market available!”.
With a track record of more than 25 year in the business, Barco remains committed to the Training and Simulation market. Our installed base of thousands of innovative projection solutions (based on our proprietary Pulse platform), are very much appreciated by hundreds of customers and partners around the world. This is what makes us the world leader in training and simulation.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2018, we realized sales of 1.028 billion euro. We have a global team of 3,600 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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