History of Coops & Nieborg
Coops & Nieborg has grown in about 35 years from a two-man business to a company with three production facilities.
The construction company is now one of the largest suppliers of shipbuilding components in the Netherlands.
With the acquisition of Lagendijk Equipment Coops & Nieborg is now manufacturer of knuckleboom cranes, stiffboomcranes and other special (offshore) cranes. All equipment is developed, engineered and produced in house.
Start of the production of heavy Cargo Cranes, the first 85 ton’s cranes are produced and are performing perfectly, even in extreme conditions. Other tonnages are available and will be produced in the near future.
Marlin is one of the leading manufacturers of boattrailers, Coops & Nieborg acquired this company and has expanded the market with dealers in the whole of Europe.
Coops & Nieborg takes over a company specialized in sales, inspection and maintenance of lifting and hoisting equipment. This scope of work fits perfectly within the company and makes that we can help our customers with total hoisting solutions
2005 - Discharge systems
Following the takeover of a company, Coops & Nieborg expanded their operations with the production of dischargers. The innovative character of this seaworthy loading and unloading system for sand, shingle, minerals and grain, among others, was perfectly in line with the pioneering approach of Coops & Nieborg.
1999 - 2000
In 1999 Coops & Nieborg was taken over by a new board of directors. Founders Reg Coops and Ko Nieborg sold the majority holding in the company to five investors; the board of management, two silent partners and two investment companies. The original owners retained their involvement with the company as consultants.
After members of the management team had previously taken an interest in the company, in 2000 the new board took full control.
In 1999 Coops & Nieborg was taken over by a new board of directors. Founders Reg Coops and Ko Nieborg sold the majority holding in the company to five investors; the board of management, two sleeping partners and two investment companies. The original owners retained their involvement with the company as consultants.
1989 - 1996 Expansion
Demand for hatchcovers and hatchcover gantry cranes increased. In 1989 the Bodewes Gruno shipyard in Foxhol (Groningen province) was purchased and became the location for constructing pontoon hatch covers. In order to meet the increasing demand for ship sections Coops & Nieborg purchased the Ferus Smit shipyard in Hoogezand and equipped it for section production.
1985 - Yachts / fishing boats
In 1985 the firm turned to building yachts and fishing boats in order to survive the slump in the shipbuilding industry. When the demand for components for the shipping industry picked up, they stopped building small boats but retain the expertise in house.