History of ERIKS
More than 75 years of industrial excellence
Over the years, ERIKS has developed into a leading-edge, innovative multi-product specialist and solutions provider to the industry.
Products and services for the industry
ERIKS founder Arie Eriks started his small business in 1940 supplying gaskets, seals, V-belts and hoses to the dairy industry. Until the seventies the business in gaskets and rubber gradually expanded.
Branch operations were founded close to industrial centers in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Enschede, Eindhoven, Roermond) and in Belgium and France. In 1977 ERIKS was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.
The history of ERIKS encompasses more than ERIKS' own stories. Through many acquisitions, ERIKS was enriched with the histories and experience of other companies such as Econosto and Vemoflex. From 1979 until 2000 ERIKS, expanded into other European countries, Asia and the USA and added electrical power transmission, valves, hoses and couplings and industrial plastics to the range of products.
From 2000 until 2015, ERIKS acquired several specialized distribution and manufacturing companies in Europe, including large organizations such as Baudoin in Belgium and Wyko in the United Kingdom. With the acquisition of Lewis-Goetz, Rawson and Industrial Controls, ERIKS strengthened its market position in the US.
ERIKS a part of SHV
ERIKS NV delisted from Amsterdam stock exchange
Headcount from 3,500 to 8,000 in five years’ time.
In 2009, ERIKS was incorporated by SHV Holdings, a privately-held family company. This ended the listing of ERIKS NV on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. SHV invests for the long term, expanding and developing businesses and providing their customers with excellent products and services.
Focus on know-how & innovation
As a leading-edge supplier to industry, ERIKS recognizes the role it plays in the supply chain and in society as a whole. Present-day views on sustainability and corporate social responsibility are anchored in our strategy and operational management.
General contact ERIKS Group Head Office
3511 LK Utrecht
Find your local ERIKS contact
P.O. Box 19108
3501 DC Utrecht
Chamber of Commerce
37 01 32 89