OUR STORY

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Founded in 1946, FIB Industries has become a significant player in the market for process and pressure equipment, known globally for our custom stainless steel and high-alloy products. Our blend of advanced machinery, skilled teams, and extensive experience makes us a versatile partner in the process industry. Located in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, our proximity to major seaports enhances our logistic capabilities, enabling us to deliver complex products efficiently. With bespoke solutions tailored to the diverse needs of high-tech installations globally, we're not just a manufacturer but your dedicated ally for progress.

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THE JOURNEY

1946
Founded in 1946 by Mr. D.A. van Ekeren as "Friesch Isolatie Bedrijf D.A. van Ekeren," FIB Industries embarked on a journey of discovery and innovation. Initially carving its niche as an insulation specialist for the food and dairy sector in the North Netherlands, the company blossomed through its adventurous spirit and dedication to excellence.
1970
The 1970s marked a new chapter, as FIB Industries expanded to its current location on Einsteinweg in Leeuwarden. Here, the company's exploratory ethos fueled continual growth, leading to the construction of multiple large production halls. This expansion not only mirrored our physical growth but also our commitment to exploring new frontiers in industry and technology.
1983
1983 marked a pivotal year in FIB Industries' journey, transforming from a regional insulation company into a globally recognized innovator in stainless steel process equipment and pressure vessels. We expanded our horizons beyond the food and dairy sector, venturing into crafting and installing stainless steel beer barrels and cellar beer systems, showcasing our versatility and commitment to new markets.
1990
In the early 1990s, a new chapter unfolded for FIB Industries as the Van Ekeren family sold the company. The company was acquired by HBG subsidiary HCG, marking a significant milestone in our ongoing journey. A decade later, in 2000, the winds of change brought another transition when GTI, now known as Cofely ENGIE, took the helm.
2006
In 2006, FIB Industries proudly joined forces with the Andus Group, heralding a new, exciting era of exploration and discovery. This strategic alliance not only significantly broadened our horizons but also led to a substantial and meaningful evolution of our identity, as we subsequently changed our name to FIB Industries.
2019
In 2019, FIB Industries embarked on a new journey of specialization and focus. Our beer department, branched out as FIB Beer Systems, charting its course as an independent entity. With FIB Beer Systems setting sail on its adventure, FIB Industries seized the opportunity to sharpen our focus exclusively on process equipment.
2024
In 2024, FIB Industries embarked on a transformative journey, redefining our core identity and values. This pivotal year marked the unveiling of our new brand identity, a reflection of our commitment to innovation and excellence. Alongside this evolution, we proudly launched a brand-new website, a window into our world of advanced engineering and bespoke solutions.
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OUR VALUES

At FIB Industries, our journey is defined by three core values: excellence, reliability, and proactivity. These values are our guiding stars, setting us apart in the vast expanse of the process and pressure equipment industry.

At FIB Industries, our quest for excellence is relentless. It’s more than a goal; it’s the benchmark by which we measure every endeavor. Our journey is defined by constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, ensuring that excellence isn’t just achieved, but exceeded.

Trust is the cornerstone of every expedition. Our clients and partners rely on us not just for solutions, but for steadfast support. Reliability is woven into the very fabric of our relationships, ensuring that we are not just providers, but dependable allies in every venture.

True explorers don’t just adapt to change; they anticipate and drive it. We continuously scout the horizon for innovative opportunities and collaborative ventures, always striving to be ahead of the curve in a constantly evolving industry landscape.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Menko van Gorkum - FIB Industries

MENKO VAN GORKUM

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Holding a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, I'm passionate about leading teams towards collaboration and success. In 2021, I took on the role of Managing Director at FIB Industries, driven to spearhead innovation and growth in this new chapter.

Albert Botter - Commercial Director FIB Industries

ALBERT BOTTER

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Fusing cultures and opening avenues for international business engagement fuels my drive. Anchoring my work in the manufacturing sector, I always prioritize quality and reliability.

FOCCO VAN BRUG

FINANCIAL MANAGER

I combine a passion for innovation with a love for travel and music. At FIB Industries, I've spearheaded ICT and financial initiatives since 2007, significantly enhancing our operations and systems. Earlier, as head of finance, my role involved shaping financial strategies and managing key acquisitions, contributing to our company's dynamic growth and adaptation.

Richard de Vries - FIB Industries

RICHARD DE VRIES

PLANT MANAGER

With years in maritime management, I'm now delving into stainless steel manufacturing at FIB Industries BV. Leading a skilled team, we excel in complex welds, blending craftsmanship with efficiency to exceed client expectations. My drive for excellence and innovation shapes our pursuit of top-tier performance.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Since its inception in 1946, FIB Industries has not just thrived but evolved into a key player in the market for process and pressure-containing equipment. Across the globe, FIB Industries doesn’t just deliver; it crafts and installs custom products meticulously fashioned from stainless steel and high-alloy materials, serving as pivotal components in cutting-edge installations.

Our foundation is a powerful fusion of state-of-the-art machinery, expert teams, and decades of hands-on experience. This synergy positions FIB Industries as the go-to partner, offering versatility and flexibility to the dynamic process industry. Nestled in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, our strategic location on the Van Harinxma canal directly links us to major sea ports in Western Europe. This ensures the smooth transportation of substantial and weighty products, effortlessly shipped from our own quay.

CERTIFICATES & DESIGN CODES

At FIB Industries, we proudly adhere to the highest international standards and certifications, including ASME, EN, and ISO, underscoring our commitment to quality, safety, and excellence in engineering. Explore how our certified expertise shapes every project, ensuring superior performance and reliability.

CERTIFICATES

ISO 9001:2015

ISO 3834-2

ISO 45001:2018

PED Module H

PED Module H 1

ASME U-Stamp

CML, China Manufacture License​

JQS

DNV - VT-w-2

DESIGN CODES & STANDARDS

EN Design code - FIB Industries

EN 13445

RToD Design code - FIB Industries

RToD [Stoomwezen]

GB Design code - FIB Industries

GB 150 (China)

Norsok Design code - FIB Industries

NORSOK

ASME Design code - FIB Industries

ASME Section VIII Div. 1 and 2

EN Design code - FIB Industries

EN 14015

CODAP Design code - FIB Industries

CODAP

AD Design code - FIB Industries

AD 2000

PD Design code - FIB Industries

PD 5500

BS Design Code - FIB Industries

BS 2654

Welding school

At FIB Industries, our welding school is the heartbeat of our dedication to nurturing continuous learning and advancing expertise. Nestled within our production facility, we’ve crafted a unique space dedicated to practical welding training, featuring three specially designed spots. Here, our team members, old and new, engage in hands-on learning, honing their skills to secure various welding certifications.

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL
AND GOVERNANCE

At the heart of our mission lies a steadfast commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. These are not merely operational guidelines; they form the core of who we are. We are dedicated to weaving these values deeply into every facet of our business, ensuring they guide us in making a positive impact on the world.

Our journey towards sustainability is marked by constant advancement in our ESG practices. By meticulously measuring our progress, we hold ourselves accountable to the high standards we set. This path is not walked alone; we believe in the power of collaboration. Engaging with our employees, partners, suppliers, and stakeholders, we foster a culture of collective responsibility and shared progress.

Our vision extends beyond the immediate horizon. We aim to contribute significantly to a future that prioritizes sustainability, responsibility, and a mindful approach to our environmental impact. Through our concerted efforts, we aspire to leave a lasting, positive legacy for generations to come, ensuring a healthier, more sustainable planet for all.

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