The history of Van Dam

The history of Van Dam

We started as a sheet metal company in 1906, supplying the local ship building industry with airbreathers and various engineered sheet metal specialties.

The very first fire door

The start of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in the North Sea during the early 1970’s was for Van Dam an interesting opportunity and we produced the very first fire door for offshore use. Together with our experience in metal sheeting our product range grew rapidly as we designed fire rated steel wall systems as well. As a direct spin-off from these activities we entered the world of Infrastructure and Naval Defence projects in the early 1980’s, providing this industry with designed and built-to-order door and hatch specialties. To achieve this we used the experience gained from our Oil & Gas activities, deploying cross-over technology and truly combining the best of these worlds.


In 2002 Van Dam became ZNS Van Dam Geveltechniek B.V., part of the S3C holding, a group of reputable Dutch companies with global operations in a broad diversity of markets. ZNS Van Dam Geveltechniek B.V. changed its name to Van Dam B.V. Early in 2008 Hollandia and ZNS fully integrated to form Hollandia. From that moment on Hollandia has been used as the group’s corporate name. Van Dam: part of the Hollandia group of companies.

Growing further

Van Dam moved their offices after 100 years from Ridderkerk (close to Rotterdam) to Heijningen (close to Roosendaal). Since 2009 we combined our knowledge and experience to design and fabricate products for the Offshore Wind market. As the market of the clean green power grows continuously Van Dam’s experience is beneficial to make the world cleaner and safer.

In 2013 Van Dam becomes part of the French Groupe Gorgé, (listed on the Euronext Paris Stock exchange), a leading independent engineering group. The Group’s activities are focused on fast growing technological niche markets nuclear, defense, aerospace and industry. Nowadays Van Dam is part of Vigians, a subsidiary of Groupe Gorgé.

In 2014 Van Dams moved their offices to Moerdijk.

In business for over 100 years, let our long experience be your added value!

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Van Dam B.V.
Plaza 16
4782 SK Moerdijk
The Netherlands
T +31 (0) 167 529600
F +31 (0) 167 529601

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