Award winner VDH Products from Roden new addition Innovatiecluster Drachten

News | October 27, 2016

This is done under the watchful eye of the mayors Van Bekkum (Smallingerland) and Smid (Noordenveld) at the company's main location in Roden. Chairman Kor Visscher is pleased with this expansion. “Our new cooperation partner is leading in the field of measurement and control technology. Their drive and innovative strength are an excellent fit for our cluster.”

For director and shareholder of VDH Products BV Henk Westera, joining Innovatiecluster Drachten is logical to keep up with the speed of changes in technology. “Whoever ceases to be better has ceased to be good! That is why we take up the daily challenge to improve ourselves. And as a high-tech company, this is best done in an ecosystem in which innovation and progress are self-evident. That is why I am happy and proud to join Innovatiecluster Drachten.”

For more than 35 years, the Roden-based company has been a leading global manufacturer for precise control systems, in all cases where temperature, pressure and relative humidity are crucial aspects. Agricultural and horticultural companies, companies in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology and the transport sector cannot do without. Westera: ,,We achieve this wonderful position not only through hard work and making distinctive products, but above all through our 100 percent focus on our customers.”

banana ripening

VDH products is no stranger to Innovatiecluster Drachten. She worked together with cluster company YP-Your Partner on a special visualization system. Westera: ,,We listen to our customers, which is how the best solution has been created for, for example, the ripening of bananas. With our worldwide customer base, we have developed a banana ripening controller that precisely monitors and controls the ripening process of bananas. This way, the bananas can be delivered perfectly ripened exactly on time.”