How De Aanbouw Expert grew from 2 to 35 people with Packhunt for Factories.
De Aanbouw Expert is a specialist in house extensions. Since day one, the company set its heart on technology and decided to strive towards becoming the best in their niche. However calculating quotes on Excel sheets and drawing mock-ups on CAD was a taxing process. So they started collaborating with Packhunt. Now De Aanbouw Expert has seen how their quote generation process went from one week to one hour.
De Aanbouw Expert
De Aanbouw Expert is a specialist in house extensions. Since day one, the company set its heart on technology and decided to strive towards becoming the best in its niche.
The company was founded by Rob Broekman 15 years ago and continues to deliver top-quality work in the field of painting, plastering, wallpapering, spraying and more. De Aanbouw Expert has a passion for their profession, an eye for detail and attention to their customers. From small renovations to complete new constructions, the team of experts can help to design and generate quotes tailored to their clients' needs.
However, De Aanbouw Expert observed that understanding clients’ needs could be as challenging as creating custom drawings and cost estimates demanded time and resources. So in 2017, they decided that they wanted to search for a better solution to help them save time and money through digitisation.
Watch this video to see how the Aanbouw Expert 3D configurator works:
Upon starting their activity, their norm was to approach interested clients, discuss the various options, and produce drawings and cost estimations aligned with the client's choices. Calculating quotes on Excel sheets and drawing mock-ups in CAD was a taxing process.
This barrier led the team to seek alternate solutions and that’s what led them to getting in contact with Packhunt.
What made you start collaborating with Packhunt?
“They offered us a system to translate the solutions in our head into a format to present to our customers. Before, we were used to hearing them saying that they had an idea but didn’t know how to explain it. When we started using Packhunt.io, everything changed. Packhunt.io enables us to create a 3D model during the intake interview with our clients, and show how the extension is going to look like with the necessary information attached.” - Nathan Navarro, Sales Engineer at De Aanbouw Expert.
De Aanbouw Expert now has two configurators for their clients: one for extensions and one for dormers.
Within seconds, the configurator can generate a model — helping clients to customise the materials, details and quotes of their ideal extension on the spot.
These features were developed to save time for De Aanbouw Expert and to provide their clients with the opportunity to customise their own extension/ dormer designs based on predefined rules and possibilities by the Aanbouw Expert team.
Rob provided us with their formula-based Excel sheets and we were then able to implement this in the automated quote generations. This allowed them to maintain control over the cost calculations but still provided the benefits of automation.
Watch this video to hear Rob share his digitisation journey of "De Aanbouw Expert":
Now De Aanbouw Expert has seen how their quote generation process went from one week to one hour. Not only has the solution improved and sped up communication with clients, but it has also allowed the team to send the co-agreed design with a quote via email.
For almost six years, Packhunt and De Aanbouw Expert have worked hand-in-hand. Establishing a successful collaboration that helped the businesses grow.
What is the biggest benefit of working with Packhunt?
“It took us some time to adjust to the new way of working but today our quote generation process was reduced from one week to one hour. The impact in growth and efficiency is substantial and obvious.” - Rob Broekman, Founder of De Aanbouw Expert.
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What’s next for Aanbouw Expert?
List references to documents here or remove. All the friction from the original sales process is now removed and De Aanbouw Expert can focus more on creating new production improvements rather than the administration side of the business. This gives more time to focus on delivering high quality products to their customers and even franchising their production and sales process on producing house extensions to other markets.
What are the future steps in collaborating with Packhunt?
“We aim to expand the features the configurator offers to configure all kinds of extensions. And we want to deliver the construction drawings to the construction team. This is a crucial point for the future, and we trust that Packhunt.io can help us.” - Nathan Navarro, Engineer at De Aanbouw Expert.
Packhunt for Factories
Digitising your factory can help to revolutionise your sales. Packhunt for Factories is an online configurator solution catered to factory & construction supply chains.
It is the backbone of selling, designing, engineering, and producing for the building industry online. It automates product logic and customer journey in order to sell, design, engineer, produce, assemble and organise the logistics of (assembled) products. It has proven to digitally transform the sales processes (generating the "perfect quote"), automate the workload and shorten tasks from weeks to minutes.