Van Raam is a family business with over 100 years of experience. With around 130 employees, Van Raam manufactures special needs bikes for people with reduced mobility or adults and children who cannot ride a standard two-wheel bike. Nowadays, Van Raam tricycles, side-by-side tandems, wheelchair bikes and twins are not just sold within Europe, but also in the US. Van Raam is a world leader in this sector and the company is often referred to as an example in terms of smart industry and social innovation. Van Raam bikes are characterised by their Dutch quality and modern design. Under the slogan 'Let's all cycle', each bike is uniquely produced in Varsseveld.
Van Raam is a flourishing company and has outgrown its current location at the Aaltenseweg 56 in Varsseveld. Van Raam's history begins in Amsterdam in 1910. In 1972, the company moved to Aalten. In 1984, the company was acquired by a new owner, Piet Boezel. As a result of how much the business had grown, it moved to Varsseveld in 2004. The special needs bikes are now produced here on a 6,800m² site.
Due to enormous growth in recent years, this location has already become too small. With future growth in mind, the company wanted to find a suitable piece of land of 25,000 m². There were multiple options in several towns.
However, as a Varsseveld company, it ultimately managed to find a new location in its hometown. A new building of approx 12,500 m² will be built on this newly acquired piece of land. The new building will include an extensive showroom where potential customers from the Netherlands and abroad will be able to try out a wide selection of Van Raam models. In addition, there will also be the possibility to test the bikes outside. The factory will be designed in such a way that most modern production and assembly techniques can be applied, which will be tailored to highly efficient internal logistics.
Van Raam expects to commence construction in 2018 and intends to move all its employees to the new building at the Guldenweg 23 in Varsseveld in 2019.
Jan-Willem Boezel (technical director Van Raam), Jos Sluiter (politici), Bob Wentink (area estate business), Ronald Ruesink (commercial director Van Raam). Missing on the photo is Marjolein Boezel