BOSCH Hinges has stood for high-quality hinges since 1929. Our story started almost a century ago in a small space filled with the machines, to become one of the best practice companies in the Netherlands.
How? Through a passion for craftsmanship and excellent morale among employees, who have never left the family business. By standing for a quality that can stand the test of time. Also, and above all, ‘If it has to be custom-made’.’
BOSCH was founded in 1929 by Willem Gerrit Bosch, who started the company from the basement of a house in Amsterdam, producing wooden trays, knitting needles and lighting fixtures. Soon he faced the first setback, with a total burnout and the departure of a partner, but Willem Gerrit was not discouraged by this. Within a few years the one-man business developed into a real factory. The production was expanded with metal buttons, feathers and teaspoons. Shortly after the Second World War, BOSCH Metaalwaren en Massaartikelen started with the production of hinges for shoe polish boxes. Soon everything turned around hinges at BOSCH.
BOSCH performed well, but was limited by the limited space in the Amsterdam residence. The machines were almost pressed together or set up, with no space to work properly. Willem Gerrit saw sufficient possibilities, even after a second major setback with a total robbery. As long as he had the space…
So it happened that a small but skilled and tight core moved from ‘the cramped west to the full potential of the east’ where BOSCH grew into a medium-sized factory in Terborg (1957), now that the company finally got the space it so longed for.
According to Willem Gerrit Bosch, the Achterhoek luckily turned out to be quite ‘factory-minded’:
“Mainly due to the technical ingenuity of the director himself, a rationalization of the working method followed, which led to higher production. When one sees what is finished here every day on all possible hinges, one wonders what they all have to be used for. (…) The fact that the Dutch industry particularly appreciates the possession of a solid company within the national borders is evident from the large number of customers who turn to Bosch”. (De Huispost, no.162)
From the 60’s onwards, BOSCH started to be known as the specialist in hinges. It manifested itself as a new modern company, even expanded with a second production hall and thus had ample work for personnel.
Thanks to automatic machines designed and constructed in Terborg, BOSCH was able to manufacture any type of hinge, in any number and any metal, in a short time. Not long after the death of pioneer Willem Gerrit Bosch, BOSCH moved to the current building in Doetinchem, on the industrial area de Huet, where it was soon possible to expand further.
“Mr. Bosch was particularly pleased with the pleasant spirit that prevails here, with old and new staff working to bring a product that can withstand all criticism. At the time, the factory and canteen area was still a convivial get-together that lasted for a long time in the spirit of a large family celebration”. (Het vrije volk, 10-09-1957)
BOSCH Scharnieren levert maatwerk scharnieren voor de industrie. Neem contact op voor een offerte of passend advies.
BOSCH Scharnieren levert enkel scharnieren voor industriële toepassingen. Aan particulieren wordt helaas niet geleverd.
BOSCH Hinges supplies custom hinges for the industry. Please contact us for a quotation or appropriate advice.
BOSCH Hinges only supplies hinges for industrial applications. Unfortunately, we do not deliver to private individuals.