We can say that much has changed in the last century. Here you can read how we have developed from a one-man workshop to an international tinbox specialist.
In 1907, Franciscus Wilhelmus Kriek exchanged his work as a foreman in a tin factory for that of an independent tinker. Equipped with a handcart with soldering device, he went to the houses to repair pots and pans. In the evenings he made cigar boxes together with his wife. Not much later he also produced cans for paint and cookies from the barn next to his house. Our office is still located on the site of that barn!
"For me it's the most normal thing in the world, but I know it's quite special to run a business that has been in the hands of one family for so long and still exists as an independant company. I took over from my father in 1999 and became the fourth generation Kriek. ' How did Daan and his forefahters ensure that Zaanlandia Metal Packaging survived all this time and still exists today?
The production of cans is now a highly automated process. Today we are assisted by fully automatic production lines and robots. Although the work changes, you will still find workmanship in our factory.
Since 1999, Zaanlandia Blik has been doing business with various companies in China. The starting point is always a partnership that makes a win-win situation possible.
Which steps need to be taken to turn your idea into an irresistable tinbox? Schematically you can see what our production looks like from the moment of request to delivery at your doorstep.
Globalization and the rise of low-wage countries have permanently changed the position of Dutch production companies. Though we still want to continue to invent and produce in the Netherlands. So we are moving from a local can manufacturer to a can specialist, with a network of international partners.
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