About us

RIJKERS was founded in 1934 and has been part of the SLB GROUP since 2009. The SLB GROUP is a family business with an international scope. RIJKERS’ approach is characterised by our all-inclusive chain management. We take care of everything from analysis, advice, process management and engineering to production, assembly, commissioning, aftercare, service and maintenance. We are industry leaders in terms of our knowledge, expertise and flexibility. We focus extensively on optimisation, based on relevant developments in the industry.

Specialist in process technology

RIJKERS designs, manufactures and optimises process installations for projects in the food, dairy and (light) chemical industries. We specialise in the handling of powders and liquids. Our strength lies in our ability to offer our clients tailor-made support during the design and optimisation of their (future) processes. We offer ingenious systems for storage, transport, weighing, dosing, mixing and injecting.

We make a difference in the following ways:

  • Reliability;
  • Thorough project management, strong organisation;
  • Realistic planning;
  • Risk management and quality assurance;
  • Mechanical and electrotechnical engineering;
  • Financially sound advice;
  • Ingenious solutions with minimal costs of operation;
  • Minimal disruption of your operational processes;
  • Professionals with a passion for process technology.

Egbèr Smits
E. e.smits@slb-group.nl
T. +31 (0)6 - 53 41 69 02

René van der Putten
Operational director
E. r.vd.putten@slb-group.nl
T. +31 (0)6 - 28 74 64 45

Hein van de Wetering
Commercial manager
E. hein.vande.wetering@rijkerspt.nl
T. +31 (0)6 - 55 27 67 67

Frits van der Ven
Technical manager
E. frits.van.der.ven@rijkerspt.nl
T. +31 (0)6 - 13 11 76 60

Our clients

RIJKERS excels at resolving complex issues that involve difficult-to-handle raw materials and products. Our focus on the reliability and continuity of your processes leads to carefully considered solutions. There is a reason why our process installations with systems for storage, transport, weighing, dosing, mixing and injecting are used by the most demanding clients in Europe and around the world.

Clients in critical industries
Our clients are critical producers in the food, dairy and (light) chemical industries. These organisations deliberately choose our in-depth expertise, efficient risk management and thorough project management, as well as the long-term relationship we strive to develop with all our clients. Within our organisation every client has their own contact, who will provide personal service and carry full responsibility for every project.

Mission and vision

Our mission is to contribute to the optimisation of the operational processes of producers, particularly in the food industry. We realise ingenious custom solutions using tried-and-true technologies. That is the added value of RIJKERS. People make the difference in our organisation. Reliability, passion, expertise and training are the pillars upon which our company is built. We strive to develop sustainable relationships with both our employees and our clients. RIJKERS is a typical family business with an international scope.

Food is vitally important, especially given the rapid growth rate of the world’s population. This is why RIJKERS contributes to smart technological solutions for the food industry. The combination of expertise, cost awareness and flexibility is a crucial aspect of our services. We contribute to the Netherlands’ efforts to maintain and improve its position as one of the world’s top countries in the agro-industrial and food industries.

About the SLB GROUP

The SLB GROUP – with its subsidiaries RVS NON FERRO, RIJKERS and SLB HIGHTECH – develops and manufactures machinery and installations, mainly for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Our goal is to contribute to smart technological solutions in food, water and environment. We strive to develop sustainable long-term relationships with both clients and employees. Our subsidiaries operate as independent business units and utilise a single joint production, assembly and installation unit. As a group, we have lofty growth ambitions.

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Certifications, qualifications and competences

RIJKERS’ unique expertise is combined with a wide range of technical qualifications, competences and business certifications.

  • Advanced ERP system and 3D CAD software;
  • Various business certifications, including NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2008, VGM control system certification VCA**, EN-288 and EN 3834-2;
  • Extensive welding qualifications, including NEN-EN-ISO 9606-1-, HDN and ASME IX certifications;
  • Member of the Hygienic Design Network;
  • Our methods meet the highest hygiene standards of the General Food Law.

RIJKERS is part of the SLB GROUP. The organisations in this group operate at the heart of the Dutch agro-industrial and food industries. These are the fields in which our country holds an international top position.

Fact and figures about the Dutch food industry:

+++ the world’s second-largest exporter of agro-industrial and food products, after the US +++

+++ the world’s third-largest exporter of machinery for the food industry +++

+++ the world’s second-largest exporter of dairy products +++

+++ 20% of the country’s GDP is earned in the agro-industrial and food industries +++

+++ the world’s largest manufacturer of machinery for chicken slaughterhouses +++