We have been the Dutch representative of Bückmann, the German filter specialist, since January 1, 2017. “We both think quality and customer satisfaction are very important and their activities tie in nicely with ours, literally and figuratively,” says our director Walter van Loon.
We started corresponding with director Bernard Bückmann in early 2016 when he was conducting a search for airtight plastic sleeves for a customer. In his search for a sleeve producer that could deliver the required quality, Bückmann landed on our company. “The first interactions were very pleasant. Euro Manchetten immediately joined him as he went to the customer and delivered an excellent solution. We got along very well.”
Van Loon and Bückmann soon came to the conclusion that it would benefit both companies if Bückmann would sell the products of Euro Manchetten’s subsidiary company Filcoflex in Germany. We signed a contract to formalize this agreement in April 2016 at the Powtech trade fair in Nuremberg.
Van Loon points out that Bückmann, much like Euro Manchetten, is a medium-sized family business that operates internationally. “We have the same vision when it comes to quality and customer satisfaction. When you consider how their activities link so nicely with ours, it makes the strengthening of our partnership a logical step.”
A union of specialists
Bückmann adds: “We are both specialists in our field so we can complement each other nicely. We both have big name clients in the food industry and that makes quality and reliability very important qualities to have.” During the partnership we soon discovered that we often serve the same clients. “Sleeves and a filter, the union of the two almost seems like a marriage. We have been selling Euro Manchetten products for six months now and we immediately exceeded our sales target. The products clearly meet the wishes of our customers.”
The ultimate filter expert
Van Loon had been looking for high-quality sleeve filters for some time and has now visited Bückmann several times. They have far-reaching expertise when it comes to this product. They are also experts in the field of filter cloths, plastic or metal filters and complete filter frames. The company also produces special designs such as Atex.
With Bückmann as a partner we now offer a comprehensive selection of filter cloths and filter covers as well as extensive services in the field of filters. The production and tensioning aspects of the operation, however, remain in Germany and Belgium. Anyone who is already a Bückmann client in the Netherlands can simply continue to order there if they wish to do so.