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History

History

Van Tongeren-Kennemer is the specialist in process engineering and equipment manufacturing for air / gas / solids systems. Because of our extensive experience as a preferred vendor, our combined systems contribute to an increase in knowledge which allows our clients to maximize their output.

We always focus on your organisation and (existing) processes to achieve a maximised output.

Van Tongeren-Kennemer was founded in 1893 by Martinus Witkamp. During the first couple of years, the company manufactured bicycles. In later years, cars and motorcycles were added to the product portfolio.

During the 1920s, the company specialised in manufacturing fans and blowers. The name was changed to “Kennemer Machinefabriek” (Kennemer Machine Factory) and in the early 1940s, the company started a close co-operation with “Ingenieursbureau van Tongeren” (Engineering Office Van Tongeren).

In the 1930s, there was yet another name change, this time to “Kennemer Luchtbehandeling” (Kennemer Air Treatment). The company specialised in equipment in the field of dust treatment, such as cyclones and odour filters. Besides these, segment cutting machines, scissor lifts and large fans were also manufactured.

In 1991, “Kennemer Luchtbehandeling” and “Ingenieursbureau van Tongeren” merged, and Van Tongeren Kennemer B.V. was established. Engineering and production finally came together under the same roof.

The company moved to a new, modern building in 1994. At Van Tongeren-Kennemer, modern equipment, up-to-date expertise and more than 110 years of engineering and production experience are married in one company. Van Tongeren-Kennemer may count among its customers companies with well-known names in the food, chemical, and petrochemical industries .

An important part of “Spaans bulk handling Systems BV” based in Hoofddorp, whose screw conveyors are known all over the world, was added to the group in 2004.

In 2017, the tradename was changed to VTK.