History › Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions
Dutch Glory At Its Finest
Bollegraaf was founded in 1961 as Machinefabriek en Plaatsnijbedrijf H. Bollegraaf. Founder Hartog Bollegraaf was a car dismantler and trader in scrap metal, but was born with a love for making things. He started producing vertical balers, and their high quality quickly became well known. The quality and sustainability of the balers have experienced a strong development – from vertical, via semi-automatic to the current fully automatic baler with pre-press flap. The concept quickly took root. From a purely Dutch business, Bollegraaf developed into a multinational company.
In 1989 Heiman Bollegraaf took over the business from his father. Under his direction, during the nineties and the first ten years of this century, Bollegraaf became a global player in the area of recycling and waste processing equipment and complete state-of-the-art recycling installations.
As his retirement age was approaching, Heiman Bollegraaf sold a majority of the shares to ABN AMRO Participaties in 2015. He retired as General Manager, but stayed on as Business Development Director. This position focuses on product development, innovations and new technologies.
Bollegraaf Recycling Solutions Group has gained an international reputation. The machines and installations are being sold worldwide. Since the beginning of this century, Lubo Systems in Emmen, which mostly focuses on design and development of innovative sorting and recycling installations for construction, demolition and industrial waste and separation technologies, is also part of the group.