timeline-history

2015 - On the 5th of september 2015 the management of the family owned business OrthoMetals has been transferred to the next generation. Jan-Willem Gabriëls, Hidde Verberne, Hilgo Gabriëls and Nienke Verberne are now forming the management....

2013 - Our new sorting facility in Meppel (The Netherlands) has been opened in 2013. We are proud to professionalize our recycling process further in at our new location....

2012 - On september 11th 2012, one of the founders of OrthoMetals, Jan Gabriëls has passed away. We are very thankful that Jan is part of our history and his thoughts will live on in our company....

2012 - The family business is now complete, with the joining of Hidde Verberne, son of Ruud Verberne. Hidde has a history in logistics and transport and his knowledge and experience is very valuable to OrthoMetals....

2010 - Daughter of co-founder Ruud Verberne, Nienke Verberne, has joined our family business OrthoMetals after a few years of work experience. Next to collection and sorting in our facility, Nienke is responsible for office and finance....

2008 - In 2008, Jan-Willem Gabriëls completed the family business from the Gabriëls side. After receiving an MBA in Business Administration and Law, Jan-Willem decided to use his knowledge to extend the services of OrthoMetals....

2007 - The first family member, besides the founders, joins OrthoMetals. Son of Jan Gabriëls, Hilgo, is the first to join the company. His knowledge of business, IT and innovative solutions is used for the growth of the company worldwide....

2007 - After years of sorting in Zuidwolde, OrthoMetals has made a giant leap to professionalize the company. In Harderwijk, OrthoMetals has access to a large sorting facility for the recycling business....