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VERHOEVEN TOOLS & SAFETY
Tools for professionals TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK | PHOTOS: VERHOEVEN TOOLS & SAFETY
For more than 40 years, Dutch family company Verhoeven Tools & Safety has been a renowned name in the developing, importing, producing and selling of high quality professional hand and construction tools. Founded in 1976, the Velddriel-based business is known for its high-quality products, innovational spirit and ergonomic designs. Verhoeven Tools & Safety is the go-toname for many building and construction professionals. With an extensive assortment of various types of hand and construction tools, the B2B business serves (among many others) plasterers, bricklayers, joiners, and tilers. Its products are delivered to the professional building ma28 | Issue 49 | January 2018
terials trade, hardware trade, producers of building materials and educational organisations in the Netherlands and abroad.
Enabling professionalism For the founding of Verhoeven we have to go back four decades: “In 1976, my father Kees Verhoeven established Verhoeven Trading in the town of Vught, which quickly became the specialist in plasterer tools,” says Perry Verhoeven, Kees’ son and the managing director since 1998. “There was a real need for good, professional hand and construction tools. We have always listened closely to the needs and requirements of plasterers, and when existing suppliers could not meet their demands we considered in-house produc-
tion and started our own product range.” In 1993, Verhoeven Trading launched its own brand Super Prof: a complete line of top-notch hand and construction tools for plasterers and other building professionals. After a period of continuous growth, Verhoeven Trading changed its name to Verhoeven Tools, and in 1995 the leap was made to a completely new building in Velddriel. Under Perry’s leadership, the company has further developed and its product offer has ever increased and improved. Fast Forward to 2013, when Verhoeven Tools created a complete new production and export company: Super Prof Products. Under this name, the business has travelled to international hardware fairs
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.