It is our mission to provide high-tech products and services not only to industrial customers, but also to governments around the world. And always with consideration for our stakeholders. Continuous investment in new technologies and product innovation secures the path to success and leads to long-term relationships between Van Halteren Technologies, our customers and our suppliers. It is part of our mission to do business in an environmentally conscious and clean way. We work on our products together with our employees in an attractive working environment and offer challenging development in opportunities.
At Van Halteren Technologies, we believe that there must be a challenge in everything we do. This sometimes means extending or adapting an existing product or doing something completely new. We enjoy taking on a challenge that no one has ever tried before as it encourages us to find creative solutions. In order to achieve excellence, we employ dedicated people who are proud of what they do and for whom delivering high quality is a matter of course. Our organisation is transparent, has short lines of communication and staff turnover is minimal.
Our History | Van Halteren Technologies
In 1969, ambitious technical professions teacher Aart van Halteren founded Van Halteren Metaal in Bunschoten, The Netherlands. With specialized metal products for local shop-keepers such as bakeries and milkmen, his small workshop was quickly filled and Aart asked his brother Joep van Halteren to join his growing business. In 1972, son-in-law Izaak Veerman followed to expand commercially. In the seventies, Van Halteren Technologies won a substantial contract to design and produce road wheels for military tracked vehicles. With this contract, the road wheels division was born. In the eighties, Van Halteren Technologies was in need of larger production facilities and moved to industrial estate De Kronkels in Bunschoten.
In the nineties, the first orders for Howitzer Crew Trainers were placed. Ever since, Van Halteren Technologies has been designing, improving and producing defence simulation systems for international customers. In 2004, the land systems activities started when Van Halteren was awarded several contracts for the production of important land based (sub)systems such as the Pzh2000 and the CV90. Maintenance, repair and overhaul services followed from this program and Van Halteren Technologies developed excellent partnerships with the Dutch MoD and several Original Equipment Manufacturers. Over the years, various expansions were made to the facilities in Bunschoten to ensure production capabilities for the increased demand.
The product portfolio continued to grow, especially after the acquisition of NOVEK Technical Solutions (formerly Stork Special Products) in 2015. With the new facility in Zwolle, Van Halteren Technologies took over a large spare parts department and a well-equipped facility specialized in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and transmissions of heavy vehicles. Moreover, Van Halteren Technologies expanded its portfolio with products and services for the naval market, such as HVAC systems and NBC/CBRN filters. Always on the look-out for new technologies and opportunities to better serve client’s needs, Van Halteren Technologies acquired Bosch Rexroth Large Projects (formerly known as Hydraudyne) in 2022. The latest acquisition adds motion technology to the simulation department, brings in the finest drive and control technology and completes the naval portfolio with Replenishment At Sea (RAS) and Helicopter Transfer Systems.
Looking back from 2022 to 1969, Van Halteren Technologies is still family-owned, personally involved and the organization’s heart still beats for technical innovation and development. We believe that the foundation of product development lies in learning and development of craftsmanship. Each year, our educational department Van Halteren Academie selects 10 talented trainees to study and work at Van Halteren Technologies. Our dedicated educational professionals have designed a training program that builds a solid foundation for any technical profession. After the plenary curriculum, trainees follow a customized program created to fit their background, talents and interests in a specific discipline to become working young professionals at Van Halteren Technologies. Moreover, we initiate life-long learning programs to fine-tune our minds, methods and therefore our products.