Van Wamel B.V.
Van Wamel B.V. is a well-established manufacturer of Perfect high quality flail toppers, rotary mowers and sorting equipment for fruit and vegetables. Whether you are a fruit farmer, contractor, dairy farmer, gardener or county, Perfect has the right equipment for you! Our machines, organisation and service delivery are known for their quality and reliability and have been developed for the professional user. In order to meet your wishes and to quickly identify your nearest Perfect dealership we kindly ask you to fill out the following form as completely as possible. To purchase and service your Perfect machine a world-wide network of dealers and importers is at your disposal.
The company has been established in 1947 by Mr. Th. Van Wamel in a 75 m² shop in the centre of Beneden-Leeuwen. Its main activity in the beginning years was the repair of all kind of machines and engines for the local industry. This also included repairs of agricultural machinery, which leaded in, the mid fifties to the design and manufacture of the company's first product: the 'Perfect' rotary orchard mower, which proved to be a great success.
The first extension took place in 1958; the staff increased in that year to 14 people. Participation in exhibitions and field days both domestic and abroad resulted in trade contacts with dealers and importers.
In 1960 export sales started, initially to Northern Germany, soon thereafter followed by other countries. Another extension became necessary in 1964; a total of 800 m² of new offices, a new parts store and a new spray booth were taken into use in that year.
During the seventies and the eighties a number of successful new products were added to the 'Perfect' program, such as tractor fork lifts, flail choppers, flail mulchers, brush sweepers, rotary toppers and flail toppers. In those years the company extended both its premises and staff numbers several times.
Late 1987 initial considerations were made to move from the town centre to an industrial estate. This resulted in the acquisition of a site of approximately 5 hectares (appr. 12 acres) and the inauguration in 1991 of a new factory with offices etc., of a total size of 11.000 m² (appr. 110.000 sqft), that fully complies with current standards regarding working conditions and environment.
Since 1995 Van Wamel is also manufacturing a complete line of mechanical and electronical grading grading machines for apples, pears, tomatoes, sweet peppers, mangos, kiwis etc. and peripheral equipment such as bulk bin tippers, water dumpers, belts etc.
For optimal production and assembling of this equipment line a semi separate factory hall of 2500 m² has been created in 1995.
Most recent product development is a so-called multi mower for the maintenance of roadside verges, banks, ditch sides, field edges etc. that was introduced in 2000.
The current number of employees is 65 and the company is currently exporting its products to approximately 30 countries all over the world.