Akkerman Mechanisatie - Händler des Monats
The basis for the company now, is established by Jelle Akkerman during the period of war. He started with a "milk route" to Hollandia in Scharsterbrug. First with a horse, later with milk cars. The maintenance of the cars was done by himself in a private garage, but after a while, several farmers surrounding his location, came to repair their tires and came for welding activities. Not much later the demand for farm tractors started. In the meantime milk transports were much less, so the new agricultural industry was born. Horses were traded in for tractors, everything was possible...
In 1958, the Massey Ferguson dealership was obtained. Today we still represent this brand. To offer a complete package of agricultural machinery at that time, they also started with sale and maintenance of Schuitemaker and Niemeyer ( now Ziegler ) machines.
In the seventies, the sons Bennie and Hilbert Akkerman were introduced into the company. Meanwhile, the company grew into what it is today. Unfortunately there was no family succession for the company so to ensure the continuity of the company they had to search for somebody outside of the company. Therefore Harm van Wijk, a farmers son from the "Noordoostpolder", was introduced into the company at the end of 2003. Today the Akkerman brothers are no longer active in the company.
As you can see, a lot has changed over the past years ! Only one thing didn't because after 60 years, Akkerman Mechanization and Massey Ferguson are still a strong team !
After an extensive period of construction work, we opened our new workshop in the summer of 2015. After this we started immediately with stripping the old workshop to convert it to warehouse, office, canteen, etc. Once the refurbishment was done, we moved the complete warehouse. Finally we have re-landscaped the paving around the buildings.
Due to the use of the new workshop, the refurbishment of the old workshop and the paving, we can work much more efficiently to provide the best possible service to our customers.
Akkerman MechanisatieStreek 36
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