We are safe keepers
Our products and services protect what is valuable, limit risks and provide a safe environment. We’re protectors by nature. That’s why we do what we do at Houweling.
With packaging that protects products and their environment and clothing that allows the wearer to work safely. With services that save on fossil raw materials and products that stimulate plant growth. And we’ve been doing this since 1925.
Quality, environment and safe, healthy working conditions
We are certified ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018. These standards guarantee that we offer high-quality products and services, protect the environment as much as possible and optimise our working circumstances. By working in conformity with these ISO standards we improve our management daily and work towards a future-resistant organisation.See our ISO certificates
On 30 December 1925 Cor Houweling senior from Oudekerk aan den IJssel registered his business with the Chamber of Commerce. He had developed a product that could be applied to greenhouses to protect the crops against sunlight and heat. With this shading agent and associated cleaning product Cor Houweling and his son Jan conquered the Dutch market from the end of the 1960s. In the meantime space constraints led them to move to an industrial site in Bergschenhoek.
Plastic packaging was used in which to mix and transport the shading and cleaning agents. Houweling took the packaging back to clean it and re-use it. In 1980 the business was officially expanded to include the sale and recycling of packaging. At the same time Cor Houweling junior followed in the footsteps of his father and elder brother. As a result of continued growth they moved first from Bergschenhoek to Bleiswijk and then to Berkel en Rodenrijs.
In all business activities use is increasingly made of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks and gloves. In 1993 a business based in Apeldoorn specialising in PPE was added to the Houweling organisation. The protection of products, plant and people became a comprehensive package. And at the same time it gave us a second establishment in the Netherlands. Meanwhile the shading agent was already being supplied worldwide.
In 2005 we expanded by adding to the organisation a business based in Aarschot, Belgium, which also supplies, collects, cleans and processes packaging. In 2010 we left the Berkel en Rodenrijs site and moved to a location in Bleiswijk. There in 2018-2019 large-scale rebuilding took place. With its new office and the roofs full of solar panels, the Houweling Group’s headquarters are ready for the future.
Corporate social responsibility
We strive to achieve sustainable growth for future generations. By selling circular products and developing them ourselves we contribute to the conservation of valuable raw materials, reduction in the use of fossil fuels and limitation of waste output. Many of the products that we sell have sustainability certification marks that help our customers choose better alternatives. We also reduce our own CO2 emissions. We do this by generating energy with our solar panels, using captured rainwater instead of mains water and opting for lorries (trucks) with Euro 6 engines.
We are an internationally operating family business spread over several establishments, but we work as one team on safe keeping. Get to know the people of Houweling Group and ask us for help with safe keeping.Meet the team