“WE ALWAYS TRY TO CREATE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTS USING THE CHARACTERS OF THE WATER PARK.”
SPECIAL EXPERIENCES Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Simon Van Dijk, Commercial Director at Van Egdom B.V., about innovation, fifty years in business, and creating memorable experiences for all the family.
Van Egdom B.V. is a Dutch manufacturer of bespoke water slides, rides, and water play structures. The company was founded in 1965 as a steel construction company, and in the ‘70s began providing water filtration 30 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
systems for Center Parcs facilities. In 1981, Van Egdom pitched a pilot water slide to Piet Derksen, the founder of Center Parcs. “We saw a niche market,” says Simon Van Dijk, Commercial Director at Van Egdom
B.V. “We saw that no-one else was able to provide these kinds of systems to Center Parcs, because it was so complicated. That was the starting point of our history of building flumes.” Since then, Van Egdom