Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery Nominated For National Koning Willem I Award
- 30 April 2012
- Company & Industry News
One of the nominees of the prestigious national Dutch Koning Willem I award for this year is Bollegraaf Recycling Machinery of Appingedam, the Netherlands.
The reason for the nomination is the company's successful export policy and its innovative solutions for the recycling world.
Director Heiman Bollegraaf explains the policy of the company: "First of all we can build on approximately 50 years of experience in this branch. Our success is based on the contribution we manage to supply to our clients' profit margin. Ultimately, it is all about the combination of achieving the highest possible separation percentage against the lowest possible costs. That is our inspiration to develop, build and supply machines and systems. But also to continue to innovate. Robotisation of the process e.g. reduces personnel costs and increases the level of purity of the output. That is how we established our name internationally."
By now that name is pretty impressive, also in the USA. Recently SIMS Recycling Solutions, one of the largest recyclers in the US and the company that also did the recycling of Ground Zero, turned to Bollegraaf again after good previous experiences. The New York company has ordered to develop and supply a single-stream installation. One of the strong features of Bollegraaf is the degree in which it takes its customers' company continuity into account. Heiman Bollegraaf: "We believe in sustainable quality, among other things signified by the long life span of our machines and our after-sales service. If necessary, we can supply and build-in spare parts within 24 hours."
The Koning Willem I award is an entrepreneurial award for Dutch entrepreneurs who are successful globally in their field. Dutch crown prince Willem Alexander, honorary chairman of the Koning Willem I foundation, will hand out the prizes to the winners at the Floriade in Venlo (NL). The Koning Willem I foundation is actively supported by the Dutch Ministry of Economics, Agriculture and Innovation.