A timetable with the most important changes and events in Royal Lankhorst Euronete’s history:
Family Lankhorst started a local factory manufacturing ropes.
Lankhorst began to mass-produce binder twine for use in self-binding harvesters.
Sisal twines became the mainstay of the production within the Lankhorst spinning mills.
Lankhorst started extrusion of polyethylene and polypropylene.
Family Gramaxo established their factory for ropes and netting;
The holding of Lankhorst Sneek was founded, with four operating companies.
Lankhorst Taselaar was established, distributing an entire product range for yachting.
Lankhorst started a co-operation with the Portuguese rope and net maker Grupo Euronete.
Lankhorst Touwfabrieken was divided into three independent operating companies:
- Lankhorst Touwfabrieken: fiber rope, twines and wire rope
- Lankhorst Indutech: industrial yarns
- Lankhorst Recycling: products made from recycled plastics
Substantial divisions of the Dutch firm Verto, which had gone into bankruptcy, were acquired.
A joint venture named LASH vof., a plastic pallet producing company, was established. Worldwide distributing network for fishing markets was established.
Merger of Lankhorst Sneek and Euronete into the Lankhorst Euronete group bv
A company, named EKON, was acquired.
Eurorope Performance Rope Producers, a rope producing joint- venture in Greece, was established.
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete group bv are concentrated into three groups:
- Ropes, Twines, Yarns
- Recycling and Yachting
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands granted the predicate “Royal”. The full name of the company was changed into Royal Lankhorst Euronete group bv.
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete group bv are concentrated into four groups:
- Ropes, Twines, Yarns
Foundation of the fifth division Lankhorst Pure Composites.
Foundation of our Representative Office in Beijing, China.
Recycling division changed into Engineered Products Division.
Acquisition of Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems in Portugal.
Lankhorst Indutech bv changed into Lankhorst Indutech Cerfil bv.
The rope, twines and yarns activities of the group were split into two divisions, resulting in the foundation of Maritime & Offshore Rope Division and the sixth division called Yarn Division.
Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems changed into Lankhorst Euronete Ropes, S.A.
Start of new factory near Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Foundation of Lankhorst Ropes Middle East in Dubai, UAE
Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group acquires Le Drézen, Guilvinec, France
Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group was acquired by WireCo WorldGroup Inc., Kansas City, USA.