The year is 1900 and Willem van Engelen and Peter Evers in Heeze decide to establish a ribbon weaving company. The Industrial Revolution is still in the air, companies such as Philips and DAF are just starting, and the cigar and textile industries are flourishing. At first, we produce cigar box ribbons; later, we expand our product line to include products such as knitting cotton, laces, and labels. Our products are sold all over the world, and we have as many as 400 employees, our own company school, and our own football team.
In the 1950s and 60s, the Dutch textile industry enters into a downwards spiral. By adapting to the changing circumstances in time, we manage to survive and are proud to be appointed Purveyor to the Royal Household on our centennial anniversary. Ongoing product innovation is our lifeline for survival.
In 2017, the head office of our family business is still located in Heeze, and we supply labels and stickers to global market leaders with sales offices and service centres in the major production regions of Hong Kong, India, and Turkey.
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