Steel Pipes and Tube Applications
Van Leeuwen Precisie is the specialist in the field of steel tubes and other precision products, such as cylinder tubes, hydraulic pipes, bars in peeled, polished and hard chrome editions and various components. With the high quality and diverse product range, the company focuses on providing (total) solutions for the mechanical engineering, hydraulics, automotive and furniture industries. Van Leeuwen Precisie has a location in Deventer with 56 employees. At Van Leeuwen Tube Group work nearly 1,100 employees in 42 locations worldwide.
Van Leeuwen Precisie distinguishes itself with its extensive stock of precision products. Commercial manager Johan Meijer: “Our Deventer location is unique in that. We have over 5,000 tons of stock that can be delivered to customers within 24 hours. From Deventer, we deliver to around 1,000 to 1,200 customers.” In addition to delivery from stock, Van Leeuwen Precisie also delivers additional services such as: sawing, deburring, washing, drilling and honing.
The customer base is very diverse. Van Leeuwen Precisie delivers to truck manufacturer DAF and bus producer VDL every day. Remarkable is that many products are then exported to DAF Brazil via DAF.
Direct export takes place to many countries. High-quality cylinders are exported to the high North of Finland for forestry machines, to Russia for fire trucks and agriculture combines to Germany to the market leader in hydraulic taps: Liebherr.
Johan: “We have a lot of knowhow in-house in the field of precision tubes and accessories, but mainly also in the field of quality care. We are ISO certified and work in compliance with IATF (revised version of ISO-TS, automotive driven) in many fields. Therefore, we are making the difference for customers in relation to other providers.
Currently, 20% of the revenue is generated through exports. The opportunities for further growth in export are numerous. Recently, Van Leeuwen took over a partner in Germany and through them, further growth in Germany is being expected. The position in Scandinavia is steady and will also growth further. Furthermore, a further expansion for export to the USA and the rest of Eastern Europe is being considered.
Van Leeuwen | Johan Meijer