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Wie is Van Rijn?

Team van Rijn staat voor je klaar!

The people behind Machinefabriek Van Rijn

We have been building custom machines and installations for every situation since 1963. Whatever your requirements, we can always devise and realize a solution. Our experts are ready to design and manufacture the installation to meet your wishes and requirements in our own factory in Katwijk, the Netherlands.

Onze werkwijze

Het oriëntatie proces

During the initial meetings we will focus our attention on your needs and wishes. We will take a fresh look at our various solutions and discuss them with you. During these meetings we will help you select a direction and solution which we will then develop/convert into a quotation, if appropriate, accompanied by a drawing.

Het enginering proces

Lead by our project manager and supported by the Sales Engineer, your project will be detailed into working drawings in our drawing office. We will involve you in any discussions concerning the various details that may be relevant to you. We will commence production once the approval process is complete.

Het productie proces

During production you will have insight into our working processes and you are welcome at our factory. When we have built your machine, we will test the various functions. You will always have the opportunity to test the machine before delivery.

Machinefabriek van Rijn

Technische brein

Our sales engineers identify your requirements and draw up a clear contract. Our well-equipped project office, engineers, project leaders and production department work together to build your machines and deliver, install and test them at your premises.

De fabriek

Our factory has various production machines, sawing lines, steel cutters, bending machines, and turning and milling machines to support the assembly department where your machine is built and tested. These facilities are also available for modification of your existing machines.

Service en onderhoud

After delivery, you will receive the excellent service you can expect to accompany our products and services. Our service manager and service engineers will be available for you once your machines are operational.


At the moment we have no specific vacancies, but we always welcome open applications. We welcome talented, enthusiastic people who want to strengthen our company. Please send your motivation letter and CV to pz@vanrijn.com.

At the moment we have no specific vacancies, but we always welcome open applications. We welcome talented, enthusiastic people who want to strengthen our company. Please send your motivation letter and CV to pz@vanrijn.com.


Machinefabriek Van Rijn B.V. Approved SBB work placement company

Machinefabriek Van Rijn B.V. is approved by the SBB (the Dutch Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and Labour Market (SBB)) as a work placement company.
For more information about work placements and apprenticeships, please contact the HR department at Machinefabriek Van Rijn B.V. in Katwijk (ZH), The Netherlands.

Please send your e-mail to: pz@vanrijn.com , addressed to Mr Mike Hassing.

Onze geschiedenis


Machinefabriek Van Rijn was founded by Mr van Rijn.

1963 – 1979

Mr van Rijn carried out minor repairs to fishing vessels and in those days also did a lot of small work with steel. The demand increased and the machines he developed and made were a great success. It was partly due to these machines that the fishing industry could develop further. Van Rijn benefited from strong growth in the fishing industry and gained a reputation in this sector.

1979 – 1989

In 1979, Mr Van Rijn sold his company to Siersema. At the time, Siersema had engineering factories in Wassenaar and Den Bosch, and later also in Waalwijk, Boxmeer, Valkenburg, Heerenveen, and Belgium. These specialized in process technology. By taking over the production at these locations Van Rijn was able to further grow the business and to provide total solutions in various sectors, such as food processing, flowers, chemicals, vegetables, fruit and fisheries, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The fishing industry remained the primary focus and the machines found their way to many companies and more than a thousand cutters and trawlers. These ships were equipped with all kinds of fish processing equipment, from simple conveyor belts to complete processing decks with sorting installations, vacuum pumps and packing machines. However, the general food processing, flower, and fruit and vegetable industries became increasingly important.

1989 – 2006

In 1989 the company was taken over by Revee. This strategic acquisition was the first step towards offering solutions for packaging processes. Van Rijn integrates the packaging process and provides its clients with total solutions for filling and sealing buckets.

2006 – heden

2006 is the year in which Van Rijn was acquired by Cris Klaris and Huig Remmelzwaal, Van Rijn employees. Cris and Huig both have a mechanical engineering background and each bring their own niche expertise to the company. Cris brought extensive process industry experience combined with machine development and building expertise. Huig brought in production experience. This means that Van Rijn has anchored the knowledge and expertise required for this special industry from the shop floor to the boardroom.

All these (strategic) acquisitions and the vast knowledge and experience gained in more than 50 years, means that Machinefabriek Van Rijn is now able to devise, manufacture and service single and total transport and packaging solutions.

In recent years, Van Rijn has specialized in a range of conveyor systems and complete processing lines for filling and closing buckets, cans, jerrycans and trays.

Our service and maintenance team has been further expanded and professionalized with the appointment of our service manager who can focus on this completely.

Would you like to know more about our products and services?

If you would like to know how we can help, make an appointment today. There’s no obligation! We are happy to show you round our factory so that you have an immediate impression of the opportunities our products, experts and the latest techniques have to offer. But of course, if you prefer, we’ll come to visit your facilities first.