Rijssen & Raalte, 21 december 2022 - SVgroup, the company with the well-known Schuitemaker and Veenhuis brands, acquires Jan Veenhuis Machinefabriek B.V., manufacturer of agricultural dump trailers, commercial hook-arm loader systems and construction dump trailers, located in Raalte, The Netherlands, as of January 1, 2023.
SVgroup managing director Jos Kamp is delighted with the move: 'With the addition of Jan Veenhuis, we are taking over a specialised company with a premium product positioning within transport technology. This fits perfectly with our premium brands Schuitemaker and Veenhuis with which we operate in forage harvesting, manure and winter service'.
'The addition expands our production capacity by allowing us to add an additional production location. At the same time, this way we are connecting a group of skilled workers to our company.' Says Jos Kamp.
Marc Veenhuis (Jan Veenhuis Machinefabriek) is also pleased. "During the talks with SVgroup and with Wadinko, I became convinced that Jan Veenhuis Machinefabriek is in the right place" he confirmed. "Besides the customer base being a good fit, with Wadinko as a shareholder I am confident that the continuity and employment of the company will be guaranteed."
Since the merger of Schuitemaker and Veenhuis in 2019, SVgroup has managed to achieve healthy growth year on year as a company. Through new product introductions and strengthening (inter)national sales channels, this growth line is expected to continue in the coming years.
With the acquisition, SVgroup offers a broad portfolio of modern machinery for both contractors and the earthmoving segment. The combination between SVgroup and Jan Veenhuis is likely to lead to several synergies.
SVgroup's acquisition of Jan Veenhuis Machinefabriek B.V. not only expands its product portfolio, but it also brings the original Veenhuis family business back together after 27 years of being operated as separate companies since 1996.
SVgroup delivers products and services to companies and institutions in the agricultural sector and ice control. By supplying reliable machines that are easy to maintain, in combination with our service, we enable our customers to perform to the maximum at those moments that matter most.
Whether they are contractors needing to ensile as much grass as possible in a short period of time, arable and livestock farmers spreading manure throughout the season or road authorities in sudden winter conditions: SVgroup ensures that our customers, regardless of the circumstances, control their work process to deliver reliable and continuous quality of work.
Our brands Schuitemaker & Veenhuis
The SVgroup develops, designs, produces and sells its products under the brands Schuitemaker and Veenhuis; two strong brands with a rich history and international customer base.
About Jan Veenhuis
Jan Veenhuis Machinefabriek B.V. develops, designs and produces tipping wagons and hookloaders. Besides agricultural, silage and sand tipping wagons, they also produce customised tippers such as high tipping wagons, chipper wagons & crane tipping wagons.
Wadinko is a Dutch venture capital investment company based in Zwolle, The Netherlands and has held a stake in Rijssen-based SVgroup since November, 2018. Wadinko aims to boost business activity and employment in the provinces of Overijssel, the Noordoostpolder and south-west Drenthe. Wadinko adds value to the SVgroup by means of substantial minority interests in companies with venture capital, knowledge, management support and networks. The companies in which Wadinko participates have plenty of development opportunities and growth potential. Through the growth of profitable activities, they contribute significantly to the promotion of the regional economic structure.