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History of the business

In 1960, Piet Bosgraaf founded his business, specialised in woodworking machines.

At the time, his firm, established in Driesum, was called Bosgraaf Houtbewerkingmachines. All types of woodworking machines were sold. In the late sixties he became importer for Panhans machines from Germany. This brand, unknown at the time, developed into an established name in the Netherlands in the seventies and eighties. In 1974, the name of the business was changed into Rehomy BV. In 1986, the business acquired the importership for the Tersa Swiss quick-change tools, in 1989 even for the entire Benelux.

In 1990, his son Erik Bosgraaf joined the business, and he has been director of the company since 1998.

In 1992, the business moved to the current location at Tussendiepen 39 in Drachten.

In 1997, it was decided to no longer sell all types of woodworking machines, the strongly increased competition of standard machines being one of the reasons. The decision was made to specialise only in four-sided planing machines and accessories, making Rehomy BV unique in the world.


At the end of October 2000, Rehomy BV was the winner of the Euro Trophy in the Industrial branch. This prize, presented by the Minister of Finance, was won because, as the jury wrote: "this business excels in its euro-approach, characterised by initiative, innovation, ground-breaking entrepreneurship and an efficient introduction of the euro."


In October 2001, Rehomy BV was among the five runners up for the E-xport Award 2001, the prize for the export firm that has given form and content to digital business in its export activities in a distinctive manner.
The State Secretary from the Ministry for Economic Affairs presented the certificate.

Over the past few years, more and more emphasis has been placed on export and, by this time, the business exports to more than 20 countries worldwide.



 

The Weinig that we had bought, is now running at full capacity in our factory in Suriname. We are very satisfied with the delivered machine...