Rik at work
Eric at work
Bastiaan at work
Bart at work

There are no problems, only solutions!

About Somni Solutions

Over the years the Somni team has developed various Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based sensors tailored to the specific application and needs of our customers.


We developed sensors for pressure, temperature, strain, acceleration, tilt (angle) and acoustics (sound).  Each sensor development is unique and often our customers ask us to push the fiber optic technology to its limits.

We either need to be best in class regarding sensitivity and dynamic range, or sometimes we are challenged by dimensional or environmental constraints unlike anything we have ever seen before.

It is within these projects where Somni makes the difference!

Contact us for a challenge!

Meet our team!

Remco Nieuwland



Remco has a background in Physics from the University of Twente and at an early stage in his studies he got hooked on fiber optic sensing via an internship at a Dutch engineering company.

The magic of total internal reflection, guiding light and sensing at remote locations using light never left him and has been the main focus through his career. 

At Somni Solutions he can share his passion for fiber optic sensing with his team of highly skilled professionals and hopes to spark the fiber optic interest in some young Somni students doing their internship.

Rik Knoppers


Rik lives in the middle of a real Dutch polder surrounded by farm animals and greenhouses. This location is ideal for Rik to carry out his black smith passion! Forging iron and steel with his hammer, he can make various objects such as gates, lighting fixtures, or simple nails.

In the old days, the blacksmith had a general knowledge of how to make and repair many things, from the most complex of weapons and armour to simple things like nails or lengths of chain. 

This is exactly the role Rik currently fulfils at Somni Solution. Any problem you might have, come talk to Rik and surely, he will come up with a solution.

Eric Meijer


Eric has a passion for designing and building. His background is in Precision Mechanics which he learned at the "Leidse Instrumentmakers School" or LIS for short and at the Hogeschool Utrecht (HvU). The ability to fix things comes in handy while being the father of 2 young (wild) boys. 

At Somni Eric is the designer behind many of the Somni Sensors. Eric's designs can be easily recognized; rugged steel housings, laser engraving and manufactured with state of the art production techniques for optimal performance, quality and reliability.

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