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Van Trier over the years

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  • The beginning

    In 1746 the first forge was founded in De Heen.

  • 3rd generation

    In 1859 Cornelis van Trier took over the forge from his dad, who was the second generation.

  • New workshop

    Cornelis van Trier built a new workshop in 1876.

  • 4th generation

    In 1881 Johannes van Trier follows his dad in his footsteps and takes the lead of the company.

  • 5th generation

    Shortly after Johannes van Trier was in charge of the company, his son Cees van Trier took the leading position.

  • 6th generation

    Cees van Trier had many daughters and one son, Johannes van Trier, who stepped in in 1931.

  • Innovation

    In 1948 Johannes van Trier started designing the TZK. A motorised weedingmachine which came out as a succes.

  • Renovation

    Shortly after the successes of the TZK (Trier Zonder Ketting/Trier Without Chain) Johannes van Trier built a new workshop.

  • 7th generation

    After the sudden death of his father, Jan van Trier (aged 20) was put in charge of the blacksmithing company.

  • Development

    In 1976 Jan van Trier built a completely new workshop, with a showroom. Later he built storage hall next to it.

  • 8th generation

    After Jan van Trier in 1967 shod the last horse and completely switched to agricultural machinery, Hans van Trier decided in 1990 to supervise the company.

  • Her Majesty

    In 1996 Her Majesty the Queen authorised the company to wear the Royal Weapon and the title ‘By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands’ due to our long history.

  • Relocation

    After a strong growth Hans van Trier decided to move the company to Tholen. De Heen was too small.

  • Expansion

    Because of the ever growing stock of machinery, 3 more storage halls were built. In total it is located on 22.000 square meters.

  • 9th generation

    Since 2018 is the 9th generation, Gijs van Trier, also active in the family business.

  • The End