Meijer (KOOI®) is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. 

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Meijer started in 1921 as a one-man business. Like many companies at the time, the company focused on local agriculture. As a result, the company developed into a contractor and bulldozer rental company, performing repairs and developing and building new machines and machine parts. All bulldozer activities were discontinued in 1980, but the development and construction of special machines remained an important activity for Meijer. They have proven themselves by devising surprising and effective solutions to complex technical problems such as designing and manufacturing special vessels for fossil fuel research in the Wadden Sea, special steering systems for commercial vessels, automated warehouses and many other projects. The knowledge and experience gained through these activities were also of great importance in the development of the current achievements.

In the meantime, sheet metal working was the company’s main activity and the company has been active for years under the name “Meijer BV”. Meijer distinguishes itself through the use of creativity and technical know-how. In addition, the company has very modern machinery. This, in combination with a very reliable organization and reliable logistics processes, determines the success of Meijer BV.

The origin of Meijer Handling Solutions BV, formerly also known as MSE-FORKS BV, lies in the patented telescopic forks that were introduced in 1980. These telescopic forks were invented and developed by Meijer and were sold to a local company called KOOI BV  which was the first to develop the truck-mounted forklifts, namely KOOI-AAP. In the year 2000, Meijer took over the sales and marketing activities of KOOI BV with regard to the “KOOI® forks”. The official brand name KOOI-REACHFORKS® was also taken over by Meijer Handling Solutions because of its good and established reputation in the logistics world.

As a family business, we assume that at the end of this year we will be able to officially celebrate the 100th anniversary with family, colleagues, friends and our business relations. For more information and developments, we ask you to follow us on the various social media platforms.

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