History

History of Lankhorst

A timetable with the most important changes and events in Royal Lankhorst Euronete’s history: 


1803:
Family Lankhorst started a local factory manufacturing ropes.

1930:
Lankhorst began to mass-produce binder twine for use in self-binding harvesters.

1960:
Sisal twines became the mainstay of the production within the Lankhorst spinning mills.

1964:
Lankhorst started extrusion of polyethylene and polypropylene.

1965:
Family Gramaxo established their factory for ropes and netting;
The holding of Lankhorst Sneek was founded, with four operating companies.

1983:
Lankhorst Taselaar was established, distributing an entire product range for yachting.

1989:
Lankhorst started a co-operation with the Portuguese rope and net maker Grupo Euronete.

1992:
Lankhorst Touwfabrieken was divided into three independent operating companies:
- Lankhorst Touwfabrieken: fiber rope, twines and wire rope
- Lankhorst Indutech: industrial yarns
- Lankhorst Recycling: products made from recycled plastics
Substantial divisions of the Dutch firm Verto, which had gone into bankruptcy, were acquired.

A joint venture named LASH vof., a plastic pallet producing company, was established. Worldwide distributing network for fishing markets was established.

1998:
Merger of Lankhorst Sneek and Euronete into the Lankhorst Euronete Group bv

2000:
A company, named EKON, was acquired.
Eurorope Performance Rope Producers, a rope producing joint- venture in Greece, was established.
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete group bv are concentrated into three groups:
- Ropes, Twines, Yarns
- Fishing
- Recycling and Yachting

2003:
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands granted the predicate “Royal”. The full name of the company was changed into Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group bv.

2004:
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete Group bv are concentrated into four groups: 
- Ropes, twines, yarns
- Fishing
- Recycling
- Yachting

2007:
Foundation of the fifth division Lankhorst Pure Composites.
Foundation of our Representative Office in Beijing, China.
Recycling division changed into Engineered Products Division.
Acquisition of Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems in Portugal.
Lankhorst Indutech bv changed into Lankhorst Indutech Cerfil bv.

2008:
The rope, twines and yarns activities of the group were split into two divisions, resulting in the foundation of Maritime & Offshore Rope Division and the sixth division called Yarn Division.

2009:
Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems changed into Lankhorst Euronete Portugal, S.A.

2010:
Start of new factory near Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: Lankhorst Euronete Brasil, Industria e Comercio LTDA

2011:
Foundation of Lankhorst Ropes Middle East in Dubai, UAE
Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group acquires Le Drézen, Guilvinec, France
 
2012:
Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group was acquired by WireCo WorldGroup Inc., Kansas City, USA.
 

loading