We aim to
achieve a
sustainable future

The packaging industry, of today and the future, needs sustainable packaging and reliable relationships, which contribute to making packaging solutions circular. As a leading producer of plastic packaging buckets, we realise future-proof solutions for every packaging need for our relations in the most innovative and sustainable way.

From two production sites in the Netherlands, we supply sustainable packaging solutions for numerous applications. To do so, we use innovative methods and high-quality 100% recyclable plastic products. High involvement ensures that we know our customers and the chains in which they operate inside out. We strive for committed cooperation with our relations in order to realise circular ambitions. You can read more about our circular ambitions on the Sustainable Dijkstra page.

The figures of Dijkstra Plastics

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Export countries

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standard packaging solutions

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production locations

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injection moulding machines

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1977

Start of Bekkers and Dijkstra B.V.

In 1976, Rienk Dijkstra, working for Stork Plastics Machinery in Hengelo, was approached by Jo Bekkers, co-founder and former owner of Beckers Snacks BV, known for its frikadells. Together they conceived the plan to start a factory to make plastic packaging buckets for the Food industry. In May 1977, Bekkers and Dijkstra BV was founded.

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1980

Expansion of staff

After the necessary start-up problems, the company grew quickly and in 1980 the first expansion was realised. Mieke Dijkstra, Rienk’s wife, has since taken up a permanent position in the company and, with all her dedication and enthusiasm, takes care of administration, purchasing, sales and personnel matters.

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1987

Departure of Jo Bekkers

The company grows steadily under the inspiring leadership of Rienk and Mieke Dijkstra and the time comes when Jo Bekkers retires from the company. In 1987, Rienk Dijkstra became full owner and the name was changed to Dijkstra Plastics BV.

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1987

First printing machines

In order to also be able to handle the printing of the buckets themselves, the first printing machines are purchased. The buckets produced no longer go only to the food industry, but also in increasing numbers to the paint, decorative plaster and flower industries.

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1988

Growth to 20,000m2

By buying the neighbouring premises of “Drukkerij Hassink” in 1988 and converting them into offices, the growing number of staff is also well accommodated. Not much later, the next “neighbour” is also bought and the entire site covers more than 20,000 m2. Over time, the production hall and warehouse are expanded many more times.

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1999

Construction of a mould making plant

Meanwhile, maintenance and new construction of injection moulds are a growing bottleneck. To get this better under control, the mould workshop was built on Tolstraat in 1999. With personnel taken over from Machinefabriek “Gemavo BV” and newly purchased metalworking machines, the company’s own tool shop was a fact. Meanwhile, all maintenance and new construction of injection moulds is done in-house.

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2008

Metamorphosis business premises

A major metamorphosis was started in 2008 with the aim of expanding production capacity, optimising logistics and building new offices. Since the completion of this project, the office building of Dijkstra Plastics BV has been the eye-catcher of industrial estate ‘t Vark in Haaksbergen.

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2015

Auke Dijkstra CEO

After holding a management position for many years, Auke Dijkstra takes over at Dijkstra Plastics in 2015.

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2016

Takeover of HK Plastics

With the 2016 acquisition of industry peer HK Plastics, Dijkstra Plastics strengthened its position in the European market. HK Plastics was founded by Oldenzaler Eddy Haasewinkel. The company was acquired by Berdal Rubber & Plastics in Almelo in 2006 and moved to Bedrijvenpark Twente in Almelo in 2010.

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2018

Increase in production capacity

In 2018, production capacity will be expanded in Almelo and HK Plastics’ sales team will move to Haaksbergen to form one team together.

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2019

Launch of web shop

Dijkstra Plastics decides to further intensify its online presence by launching a webshop. More and more users want to buy their products through a webshop. The webshop offers the possibility to order small quantities (from 10 pieces upwards) of buckets.

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2020

Integration of HK Plastics

Further integration of HK Plastics sees them continue under the name Dijkstra Plastics with a production site and office in Haaksbergen and a production site in Almelo.

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Young Dijkstra

Come and strengthen the Young Dijkstra team!

Since 2018, the ‘Young Dijkstra’ team has been the booster to discuss topics within the company that contribute to its growth. In order to improve mutual cooperation and processes and search together for the right balance between innovation and retention, this group of relatively young people forms a foundation of awareness.

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Working at Dijkstra?

Do you want to contribute to a circular economy and enjoy working with passionate colleagues? Take a look at our vacancies and we might soon welcome you as our new colleague!

Currently there are no vacancies available, of course we are interested in well-trained, experienced and qualified candidates from all fields who are ready for a new challenge. Do not hesitate to send an open application.

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29-08-2022

FIRE-OFF: our new start-up for circular plastic production

We are proud to announce that we have started a new start-up to make the production of recycled plastic buckets circular: FIRE-OFF. On the initiative of Dijkstra Plastics, painting companies, the hospitality industry and festival organisations are personally approached to save empty buckets and to hand them in at the weekly FIRE-OFF pick-up point.

24-08-2022

Exhibitions: Fachpack & Scanpack

Dijkstra Plastics exhibits at FachPack and Scanpack! ?

At Dijkstra Plastics we undertake daily efforts in order to turn the plastic packaging chain into a circular chain. We would like to share our solutions for sustainable packaging buckets and our circular mission with you. Furthermore, we would like to discuss what your company could do to contribute to a circular plastic packaging chain. At the FachPack and Scanpack we will tell you more about it!

15-06-2022

Plastic bottle caps are worth money!

We have donated buckets for the Oogappeltjes Foundation and KNGF Guide Dog Foundation. These buckets are placed in supermarkets, and customers can fill them with their plastic bottle caps. KNGF receives a fee per kilo of caps. We truly enjoy contributing to such a wonderful initiative!

14-04-2022

Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday!

Today – Thursday 14 April 2022 - Dijkstra Plastics is celebrating its 45th birthday! And that’s something we are proud of!

14-12-2021

Watch the Christmas video of 2021!

Whatever the new year may bring, we will continue to give it our all, together! We wish you happy holidays and a prosperous 2022!

14-10-2021

Packaging Innovations 2021

The Packaging Innovations will take place on the 17th and 18th of November in the Taets Art & Event Park, Amsterdam. After missing out on meeting with you, due to the corona pandemic we look forward meeting you at this fair! After participating at the Kunststoffenbeurs we gladly see you at our stand D117 at the Packaging Innovations.

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