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Van Raam Awards and Honours

In recent years, Van Raam has had the pleasure to receive multiple awards and honours, including:

  1. Finalist of the Koning Willem I Award (2020)

  2. Guus Hiddink Business Award (2019)

  3. Eurobike Gold Award with Rickshaw bike Chat (2019)

  4. ExtraEnergy test 2018-2019

  5. Van Raam wins the Gelderland Factory of the Future price (2018)

  6. Innovation top 100 (2018)

  7. Smart People Award District Winner (2015)

  8. Royal Metal Union: Smart People Award (2015)

  9. Most Innovative Company (2012)

  10. MKB Innovation top 100 (2012)

  11. Henk Kluver wins VW transport bus (2012)

  12. Innovation Award GoCab (2011)

  13. GIO recognition GoCab (2011)

  14. Tros Radar: de Warme Douche (2011)

1. Finalist of the Koning Willem I Award (2020)

Van Raam is a finalist for the prestigious Koning Willem I Award in the category SME. The prize is seen as the ultimate award for good entrepreneurship and the Koning Willem I Foundation calls it the "Oscars for Dutch business.”. Companies that have shown courage, perseverance, innovation, and sustainable business operations in recent years are eligible. Queen Máxima will visit the winner.

Van Raam finalist

2. Guus Hiddink Business Award (2019)

Van Raam is the winner of the Guus Hiddink Business Award! On the evening of Thursday 17 October, the festive award ceremony took place in the Amphion theatre in Doetinchem. Marjolein Boezel, Financial/HRM Director at Van Raam, has received the award. The winner of the Guus Hiddink Business Award is an example for other companies in the Achterhoek. Besides Van Raam, CAD2M B.V. and Bronckhorst High-Tech B.V. were also nominated for this prize.

Guus Hiddink Business Award

van raam wins the guus hiddink business award 2019

3. Eurobike Gold Award (2019)

On 4 September 2019, Van Raam won the Eurobike Gold Award with her new rickshaw transport bike Chat. The Eurobike Award is one of the leading international design awards for companies in the bicycle industry. New and innovative products are assessed and evaluated by an independent panel of expert judges.

The Chat ended in the first place in the category LEV & (E-)Special Purpose Bikes.

The jury's comments were as follows: "The rickshaw bike Chat has an impressive quality of detail. We found it very easy to ride and liked the wide range of safety features, especially the good visibility through the canopy."

Eurobike Gold Award

Van Raam Chat Rickshaw Bike Wins Eurobike Gold Award 2019

4. ExtraEnergy test 2018-2019

At Van Raam, we place a high value on quality. We are therefore pleased to receive international recognition for our drive systems.

We are proud to announce that our German partner Utopia Velo, manufacturer of high-quality bicycles, has emerged as the winner in 3 of the 13 categories in the ExtraEnergy test 2018-2019 with the Silent drive system of Van Raam.

It concerns the categories Family, Lifestyle and Tour. In particular, the large power of the motor and the range of the drive system are praised.

71 other bikes with drive systems from major manufacturers such as Shimano, Bosch, Yahama, Stromer, etc. took part in the ExtraEnergy test 2018-2019. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 the pedal assistance also came out as the winner.

ExtraEnergy test

van raam pedal support winner extraenergy test

5. Van Raam wins the Gelderland Factory of the Future price (2018)

30 companies from Gelderland have signed up for a tender for the Gelderland Factory of the Future. The 7 Gelderland companies that receive € 200,000 from the province of Gelderland were announced. One of the winners is Van Raam with the new bicycle factory.

Factory of the future

6. Innovation top 100 (2018)

With the submission of the smart IOT bicycle, Van Raam finished in 90th place in the innovation top 100. In the election of the public award, Van Raam finished in the top 10.

7. Van Raam district winner ‘Smart People Award’ (2015)

Every year, the Royal Metal Union awards a Metal Union member that stands out most in a particular area. The theme for 2015 was 'Smart People'. The jury chose Van Raam as the winner in the Gelre district.

8. Van Raam winner ‘Smart People Award’ Royal Metal Union (2015)

Van Raam, producer of custom bikes, has been awarded the Metal Union Smart People Award. According to the jury, the company stands out as an innovator, stable employer with excellent working condition and varied work, social contributor and excellent collaborator with the education sector.

9. Van Raam named 14th most innovative company (2012)

In 2012, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation named Van Raam the 14th most innovative company in the Netherlands.

10. Electric freight bicycle in MKB Innovation top 100 (2012)

In 2012, Van Raam's GoCab - a freight bicycle for up to 8 children - entered the top 100.

11. Henk Kluver (90 years old) wins VW transport bus (2012)

In the series '65-klusser gezocht' ('Wanted: Handyman over 65'), Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles went in search for the best handyman over 65. After a six-week search with over 800 entries, the perfect handyman was found. The winner was the oldest employee in the Netherlands, Mr, Kluver working for Van Raam.

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12. GoCab wins bicycle Innovation Award (2011)

The GoCab freight bike for children has won the Eurobike Innovation Award.  The EuroBike is the largest international bicycle fair in the world, with 1100 exhibitors from 42 countries.

Henk Kluver Van Raam volkswagen

13. GIO Recognition for Van Raam GoCab (2011)

​Van Raam's GoCab freight bike for up to 8 children received a GIO Recognition from an independent professional jury in 2011. As a result, the GoCab carries the 'Excellent Industrial Design' distinction.

14. Van Raam wins Tros Radar Warme Douche

Van Raam bikes is the proud owner of a Tros Radar Warme Douche ('Warm Shower') 2011. The Warme Douche is part of a user-submitted consumer programme on Dutch public broadcasting television. Van Raam earned this honour after Mrs. van Ewijk submitted the company at Tros Radar after she encountered a problem with her tricycle.

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