HISTORY OF ENGINEERING
HISTORY OF ENGINEERING
De Boer was founded in The Netherlands in 1936 as a machine manufacturing company. We first specialised in the development and manufacturing of Funfair attractions.
Through continuous innovation and following trends in the market, De Boer slowly shifted towards the heavy clay industry. After this successful shift De Boer is known for her innovative capabilities, reliability, flexibility, and leadership in the soft mud technology.
With life patents and a leading market share, we deliver our soft mud systems to almost every major ceramic and brick manufacturer in the world.
The following corner stones are in the DNA of our company:
By understanding our customers’ needs, we offer a high class service by means of a well skilled Service Engineer’s crew world wide.
Our customers many times ask for specialized and specific solutions for their own typical products. De Boer Machines is well known for their cooperation and tailor made solutions.
De Boer Machines is famous for innovative solutions. The first mould chain ever was invented by De Boer Machines years ago, followed by other innovative solutions that have shaped the soft mud brick industry.
Understanding customers and the soft mud markets is the DNA of De Boer Machines. Therefor our company is seen by our customers as the ’to go to company’ when it comes to innovative or traditional solutions for our customers and their customers.
ALWAYS AHEAD OF THEIR TIME
Gerrit de Boer, son of a railroad engineer, sets up his own little workshop right beside the „de Spoorkuil“ railroad tracks for customers from different fields and areas.
FIRST PRESS WITH A CASTING CHAIN
First ever build of a press with a casting chain, still using an Aberson soft mud dispenser for five bricks in a row – a major step forward compared to loose moulds.
PRODUCTION OF FAIRGROUND RIDES
De Boer adds fairground rides to the product range. De Boer build a total of 20 carousels.
ACQUISITION OF MACHINEFABRIEK DAANEN B.V.
With the acquisition of Machinefabriek Daanen B.V in Boxmeer. De Boer extents her product range. Machinefabriek Daanen B.V. specializes in designing and manufacturing of auxiliary equipment for the brick industry.
Takeover of Hubert Sneek B.V.
De Boer takes over Hubert Sneek B.V. soft mud solutions and expands her product range again. Hubert Sneek B.V. designes and manufactures press installations with the unique Hubert mould filling system.
ACQUISITION OF MACHINEFABRIEK ABERSON B.V.
De Boer takes over Machinefabriek Aberson B.V. in Olst, and consolidates the product range. Machinefabriek Aberson B.V. designes and manufactures press installations with proven handling of clay clots to create unique textured bricks
DE BOER 100TH PRESS
De Boer produces the 100th press for an Italian customer.
DE BOER DAMBLE IS ESTABLISHED
De Boer establishes De Boer Damble to enter the Indian Brick market.
MERGE WITH MACHINEFABRIEK DAANEN
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. merges with Machinefabriek Daanen B.V. on a new production facility in Wijchen to become “De Boer Machines Nederland B.V.”
DE BOER ACQUIRES MAJORITY INTEREST IN PETERSEN
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. acquires a majority interest in the Danish company Petersen. Together with Petersen; De Boer Machines targets to expend activities on the Scandinavian brick market.
DE BOER MACHINES NEDERLAND B.V. OPEN NEW HEADQUARTERS
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. moves in to the newely build headquarters in Wijchen and celebrates her 75th anniversary.
ACQUISITION OF GSP PANNERDEN
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. acquires GSP Pannerden; expanding the product range. GSP Pannerden specializes in brick pack handling (forklift and crane attachments) and kiln car cleaning and centring installations.
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. celebrates the 80th anniversary with employees, customers and suppliers.
DEVELOPMENT OF A BRICK SLIP INSTALLATION
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. develops and delivers a brick slip installation to meet the needs of customers in an ever changing market.
NEW MILLING MACHINE
De Boer Machines Nederland B.V. invested in a brand new milling machine to further improve the quality of the products.
ROBOT ASSISTED MOULDBOX BOTTOM SHAPING
By means of a new robotized machining centre De Boer Machines Nederland BV is now able to further improve the way moulds and its moveable bottoms are made. With this new robotized machining centre the right margins between the different parts can be obtained in a very precise way. Ultimately this will give our customers the opportunity to make bricks with a higher quality in a very consistent way. (Video)