History

History

A. de Jong Group was founded in 1877. Since then we have developed into one of the largest and most experienced providers of industrial gas and oil-fired burner systems and HVAC installations. We have offices in Schiedam, Amsterdam, Hilversum and Delft and serve customers all over the world. Over the last 140 years the company has developed itself in many ways.

The beginning of a family business

In 1877 Albert de Jong buys a portion of a shipyard in Scheveningen. Eighteen years later, in 1895, he acquires five shipyards (where steel loggers are built) in Vlaardingen. In the days when the fisheries business flourishes, De Jong extends the capacity of its shipyard and grows into a full-fledged shipping company. Not long after that the company develops into more than just a shipping company. De Jong starts with manufacturing other products, such as heating units and oil burner heating appliances.

A leap in time

In 1955 De Jong settles in Schiedam with an engineering and construction workshop. From then on the company develops rapidly. De Jong designs and develops gas burners for industrial applications. In 1959 the gas field at Slochteren was discovered, resulting in a fast-growing market share for De Jong. The company sets up a department for the production and installation of heating and climate systems for commercial buildings: A. de Jong Installatietechniek is born!

Cooperation

In 1973, De Jong enters a cooperation agreement with a renowned burner company from the United States. In the following forty years, this joint venture grows into one of the world’s most important industrial burner companies. In 2010 the collaboration comes to an end and all the shares are transferred to De Jong. The activity industrial burner technology continues under a new name: De Jong Combustion.

Current position: stable and steady

In recent years A. de Jong Group has further expanded itself. In addition to the acquisition of the US company, there were three other acquisitions:

With these acquisitions the A. de Jong Group strengthens its position as one of the oldest family businesses in the Netherlands. The fourth generation of De Jong is leading the company now. We are stable and steady as ever, due to the strong strategic reorientations.

Timeline history De Jong

Creation shipyard in Scheveningen

Creation shipyard in Scheveningen

1877

Foundation shipping company (dissolved in 1960)

Foundation shipping company (dissolved in 1960)

1882

Purchase shipyard in Vlaardingen (closed in 1966)

Purchase shipyard in Vlaardingen (closed in 1966)

1895

Development and manufacturing of donkey boilers

Development and manufacturing of donkey boilers

1903

Opening establishment in Schiedam with an engineering and construction workshop: start development and construction of industrial heating units

Opening establishment in Schiedam with an engineering and construction workshop: start development and construction of industrial heating units

1955

Start production of air handling units for the construction industry: the origin of A. de Jong Installatietechniek (formerly known as A. de Jong Airconditioning)

Start production of air handling units for the construction industry: the origin of A. de Jong Installatietechniek (formerly known as A. de Jong Airconditioning)

1961

Development of large gas burner systems

Development of large gas burner systems

1962

Establishment of De Jong Coen, a joint venture with Coen Company Inc.

Establishment of De Jong Coen, a joint venture with Coen Company Inc.

1973

Relocation to current headquarters in Schiedam

Relocation to current headquarters in Schiedam

1976

Acquisition of R&V Engineering in Hilversum

Acquisition of R&V Engineering in Hilversum

2008

Winner of the Rotterdam Entrepreneur Award

Winner of the Rotterdam Entrepreneur Award

2009

End of cooperation with Coen Company Inc. Set up of De Jong Combustion, taking over all activities of the cooperation

End of cooperation with Coen Company Inc. Set up of De Jong Combustion, taking over all activities of the cooperation

2010

Acquisition HRI Installatietechniek in Zaandam

Acquisition HRI Installatietechniek in Zaandam

2011

Acquisition Joost Naaktgeboren in Delft

Acquisition Joost Naaktgeboren in Delft

2013

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