Van Schijndel Metaal BV was founded in 1932 by husband and wife Jan van Schijndel and Nel van Schijndel-Jacobs. The company was originally located on Gerardus Majellastraat, with its delivery and loading address on Kerkstraat.
The front half, on Gerardus Majellastraat, consisted of the hardware shop run by Nel van Schijndel-Jacobs, and the back housed the workshop, where Jan van Schijndel ran the show.
At that time, the workshop made all manner of products, but the majority were for the local shoe industry such as machinery, machine parts and especially press knives.
In 1965, their two sons joined the company: Ad van Schijndel (deceased: April 2012) and Wim van Schijndel. Ad van Schijndel took over the running of the workshop from his father, and Wim van Schijndel started up a new company: Intercool, with premises on Tramstraat/De Pijp (now an Albert Heijn supermarket). Intercool made refrigerators and exported them around the world. Of course, the steel parts were made by Van Schijndel Metaal, and Intercool painted the parts, screen-printed them, assembled them into refrigerators with other purchased parts, then exported them. For painting, Intercool used what at that time was a revolutionary technique: powder coating. This means painting with powder: the powder is applied to the part and is 'muffled' into a permanent coating by heating the part.
During that period, between 1975 and 1980, you could regularly see the forklift full of parts driving between Kerkstraat and Tramstraat in Dongen.
In 1980, both companies moved to their current location: Rijensestraatweg 65. In 1983, Ad van Schijndel decided to leave the company and Wim van Schijndel stayed on. The company grew into a sheet metal forming supplier. Instead of machines or refrigerators, it produced parts for all manner of applications out of thin metal sheet, for a wide variety of clients.
The company distinguishes itself to this day for its powder coating system from the Intercool era, for supplying fully painted products and structures to clients. This saves them time and money.
Hans van Eijck and Jessica van Schijndel took the company over from Wim van Schijndel in 2000.
We currently employ 30 professional permanent staff and 6 temporary employees working on products for our clients, primarily in the electronics, food machinery and display sectors.
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