How did we evolve into who we are today?
Around 2005, the company invested in a clean room and wrapping of products. Corresponding installations were purchased and the workplace was once again expanded. Especially the high-tech and semiconductor industry requires pristine products. Cleaning the products straight after the mechanical grinding and/or polishing under the same roof is ideal for this industry, which continues to result in a steady flow of work from this sector today.
Latest expansion & entry of third generation
In 2012, Van Geenen opens its new production hall. By now, Van Geenen has taken big steps in the world of mechanical grinding and polishing. The company has increased to 5000 m2 and invested in top-quality machines. Van Geenen processes tonnes of sheets, tubes and related basic materials on a daily basis.
In addition, the department where it all began continues to flourish, with manual grinding and polishing. With 30 employees, the distribution is almost 50/50. Meanwhile, the third generation Van Geenen members has entered the firm.
Bart van Geenen, Nico’s son, made his entry in 2011. In 2015, he officially replaced his father Nico and took charge of the company as managing director.
At the end of 2019, the small surrounding buildings that were acquired over the years were demolished. The ground was prepared for construction and at the start of 2020, construction company Ter Steege could start building. This year was all about building a new factory, office and canteen. Slowly but surely, as we approached the end of 2020, completion was near and in the first week of January we actually started working in our new set-up. The total surface area had now been expanded to 6000m2, for which we are all thoroughly grateful and modestly proud.