History

Blacksmith De Haas at the Voorstraat in Noordwijk

Blacksmith De Haas at the Voorstraat in Noordwijk

1960 - 1975

Ed Vink joined Piet de Haas in his village blacksmith’s shop in Noordwijk as a young man at the age of 16. The two of them formed a partnership five years later in 1965.

Ed Vink took over the blacksmith’s shop from the 65 year old Piet de Haas on 1 January 1971. Ed had his first encounter with air ducts upon receiving an order for them from his ‘neighbour’ Putman. This pipe fitter was working on the construction of a sports centre in Noordwijk and air ducts were required. This order led to more and larger orders for air ducts. The name of the blacksmith shop changed a while later to E.A. Vink Luchtkanalen (air ducts).

1976 - 1990

Due to a lack of space in the shop, the company moved to Lageweg 8 at the ’t Heen industrial park in Katwijk in 1976. Due to the company’s continued growth, it purchased another building on de Ambachtsweg in 1982 where some of the production activities were housed. Since the company also began producing other steel products along with air ducts, the company changed its name from E.A. Vink Luchtkanalen to Vink Systemen (systems) in 1990.

E.A. Vink Luchtkanalen at the Lageweg 8 in Katwijk

E.A. Vink Luchtkanalen at the Lageweg 8 in Katwijk

Vink Systemen at the Lageweg 53 in Katwijk

Vink Systemen at the Lageweg 53 in Katwijk

1991 - 2002

Due to the company’s continued growth and the problems of having production activities taking place at two different sites, ground was broken on a new, larger building at the Lageweg 53 in December 1989. This building was put into operation in 1991. In 1994 the company rented part of the building next door, which it used as a warehouse. In 1997 an additional production hall was rented at de Scheepmakerstraat 32 for the production of large air ducts. Founder, Ed Vink, resigned as the Managing Director at the beginning of 1998.

2002 - present

Due to a lack of space, logistics problems and the problems involved in producing at different locations, the decision was made in 2001 to move the company to its current location at de Nijverheidstraat 1.

The company began operations at this complex in 2002.

Current location in Katwijk ZH.

Current location in Katwijk ZH.