Quality Labels & Awards

At Van Raam, we place the utmost importance on the quality of our bikes. It is for this reason that we possess a number of quality labels and are members of the Firevaned branch association. We are also very proud of the various awards and honours we have received in recent years.


quality marks of van raam

Quality Labels and Affiliated Organisations

Quality is our highest priority. Van Raam possesses several important quality marks and can therefore guarantee quality. Van Raam is also affiliated with the branch association and we continue to innovate thanks to the innovation hub and Smart Industry. 

See below the schematic overview of all standards and legislation that Van Raam complies with. The basis is the ce-declaration:

Legislation web Van Raam
  1. CE-declaration
  2. ISO 9001
  3. Machinery Directive
  4. Radio Equipment Directive (RED)
  5. Member of Firevaned (National Services) branch organisation
  6. Nationaal Hulpmiddelen (National Services)
  7. Code of Conduct for Medical Devices
  8. MDR Legislation
  9. Innovar innovation hub
  10. Member of Smart Industry

 

1. CE-declaration

Van Raam bicycles are delivered with a CE-declaration. The CE-declaration states which European standards and guidelines the products comply with.

2. ISO 9001

Quality comes first at van Raam! We produce Dutch quality bicycles for adults and children. To demonstrate that we meet various quality requirements, we are ISO 9001:2015 certified. 
 
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an international organization that sets standards. ISO 9001 is a globally recognized standard with requirements in the field of quality management. It contains requirements for companies to manage and improve the quality of their products and services. The standard also provides guidelines for the continuous improvement of customer satisfaction.

More about our ISO-certificate

3. Machinery Directive

The Machinery Directive consists of requirements for machinery placed on the market within the European Union. These health and safety requirements are thus applicable to machinery in the design phase and to machinery produced for the first time. The Machinery Directive also covers powered, rolling machines, such as bicycles for example. We comply with the Machinery Directive with our machines and bicycles.

4. RED

The Radio Equipment Directive (RED) applies to all equipment with a built-in transmitter or receiver that uses the radio spectrum. Radio equipment includes radios, televisions, cell phones, wireless wifi equipment and all kinds of 'smart' equipment, such as our electric bikes. It must ensure that the equipment meets essential health and safety requirements and does not cause interference to other equipment. Due to the telematics module in our electrical system, we have to deal with this directive, which we comply with.

Nationaal Hulpmiddelen (National Services) quality label

National Services

5. Van Raam is a member of the Firevaned branch organisation

Firevaned is a branch organisation for rehabilitation and mobility aids.

6. Nationaal Hulpmiddelen (National Services) quality label

Firevaned, the branch organisation for rehabilitation and mobility aids, has taken the initiative to set up an independent label. In 2014, the Nationaal Keurmerk Hulpmiddelen (NKH, National Services Quality Label) was launched.

With this label, companies can demonstrate that they do the utmost to ensure service, quality and accessibility. As a producer of special needs bikes, Van Raam is a member of Firevaned and collaborates on the joint mission to build a healthy industry.

National Services Quality Label

7. Code of Conduct for Medical Devices

Van Raam has, as a supplier of medical devices, signed and is obliged to comply with the Code of Conduct Medical Devices. The Code of Conduct was drawn up between suppliers of medical devices and the parties involved in the decision-making process regarding the purchase and/or application thereof. The rules of conduct drawn up for this purpose ensure transparency and responsible dealings between both parties. By signing the code of conduct, suppliers, healthcare professionals and healthcare institutions commit themselves to compliance with the rules of conduct laid down in it. These are based on reciprocity; what one party may not offer or give, the other party may not ask or accept.

8. MDR legislation

MDR is the new Medical Devices Regulation, which has replaced the former MDD (Medical Devices Directive) in Europe.

One of the most important parts in this law is that medical devices are better traceable in the whole chain. For this purpose, the unique number of the bicycle has been expanded to a so-called UDI, Unique Device Identification. The necessary GS1 barcodes are available for this, they must actually be visible on the product of Van Raam as of May 26, 2025. This date applies to products in class 1, such as Van Raam's bicycles.
 
The Basic-UDI-DI is from May 26, 2021 onwards included on the declaration of conformity. Each product group, as for example Easy Rider 3 or Fun2Go, has its own Basic-UDI-DI. This Basic-UDI-DI in combination with the frame number, the Production Identifier (PI), on the bicycle forms the unique number as required in the MDR. The frame number has always been applied to the bicycle by Van Raam using a barcode and is a unique number for each bicycle produced. The barcode on the declaration of conformity and the frame number on the bicycle together form the UDI.

In addition to these codes, the MDR also requires Post Market Surveillance and Clinical Investigation to be carried out. This means that research must be carried out to determine whether the products that Van Raam puts on the market actually correspond to the medical nature that the product is supposed to support.

9. Innovar Innovation Hub

Van Raam is initiator and participant of the Innovation Hub Innovar which started in 2012. Innovar is a collaboration between three companies from Varsseveld, Van Raam, Contour and Waterkracht. Interns who go through Innovar to intern within one of these companies get extra guidance from a Hub Manager.

10. Member of Smart Industry East and BOOST Head Group

Many companies are currently involved in Smart Industry. However, only 5 companies - including Van Raam - form the 'BOOST Head Group'. BOOST is the action agenda for Smart Industry in the East Netherlands and makes the East Netherlands ready for Smart Industry. 

They are a source of knowledge and inspiration for other entrepreneurs in the field of Smart Industry.  They have created an Action Agenda with which they help integrate smart industry into the East Netherlands business culture.

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)

Van Raam finalist Koning Willem 1 Award

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 KWI
Van Raam wins Guus Hiddink Business Award

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 with rickshaw bike Chat Eurobike Gold Award

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
Winner ExtraEnergy test 2018-2019 Van Raam pedal support

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.
 

The 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.

Van Raam winner district Gelre Smart People Award

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.

vw transportbus winnen van raam
Mr. Kluver with his VW Transportbus

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.

VW bus for Mr. Kluver

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.

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.