JOHAN is a unique sports tech company based in the Netherlands. We combine performance and health for elite teams. Our new GPS-HR integrated solution is developed in collaboration with DEMCON. Accurate, reliable, and with actionable (real-time) insights on and off the pitch.

ESA prize winner 2014

The start...

It all started in 2014. Jelle Reichert & Robin van Kappel, both studied Aerospace Engineering at the Technical University of Delft, founded JOHAN after a prize-winning award from the European Space Agency (ESA). After an intense development period in collaboration with multiple dutch sports teams, like De Graafschap, PEC Zwolle, FC Volendam and the Dutch Field-Hockey Federation (KNHB), JOHAN was born.

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The story of JOHAN

2014 - ESA Prize

Jelle Reichert en Robin van Kappel found JOHAN Sports after winning the international European Satellite Navigation Competition.

2015 - 1st Generation GPS

Creating our 1st generation of GPS trackers for sports teams

2016 - Testing prototypes

Testing our prototype GPS trackers at De Graafschap football club

2017 - Launch V4 GPS

Official product launch of our V4 GPS tracking system

JOHAN-Sports-GPS-Tracking-for-elite-sports-teams-PACER-technology-image-2 2019 - 100 clubs with JOHAN

Commercial milestone: 100 clubs partner with JOHAN Sports

Contact-Technology-Center-Demcon 2021 - Part of DEMCON

JOHAN becomes part of the Demcon Technology Group. A partnership where sports science and technological knowledge will be combined for the development of a new GPS tracker

2022 - Launch PACER

Our 5th generation GPS is launched with new features like real-time tracking & integrated heart rate

Driven by research

Our principles

At JOHAN we care about the well-being of athletes and the continuous improvement of performance. Data quality is key and without reliable data, it’s impossible to do your job. We only measure what matters. Providing useful and practical health insights to change the pace and improve performance!

Part of the DEMCON Technology Group

Powered by DEMCON

Since 2021 JOHAN is part of the DEMCON Technology Group. DEMCON was founded in 1993 and is specialized in developing high-end technology in the areas of aerospace, agri & food, defense & security, energy, high-tech systems & materials, life sciences & health, smart industry, and water & maritime.

The technical knowledge of DEMCON was used to develop our newest technology for sports teams: PACER. Other technologies of DEMCON can be found on the website : www.demcon.com

JOHAN team players

meet the team members of JOHAN

Niels van der Linden

Managing Director

Luc Binnendijk

Sports & Marketing

Olivier Dijk

Support Specialist

Max Brouwer

Data Scientist

Sergey Silvestrov

Software Engineer

Tjerk Bijlsma

Chief Technology Officer

Kiyoaki-Menager-JOHAN-Sports Kiyoaki Menager

Backend Developer

Leonardo_Dutra_JOHAN Sports Leonardo Dutra

Backend Developer

Sheona Sequeira Sheona Sequeira

Software Engineer

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