About Machine factory Van Rijn

Van Rijn has been the innovative supplier of of a broad range of transport- and filling systems since 1963. Our craftsmen are ready to design and produce your machine according to your wishes in our own factory in Katwijk. We guarantee optimal functioning machines with our large service- and maintenance department, who maintain both our own machines and third-party machines.

Our goal is to optimize your production process and to get you maximum return on your investment.

Since 1963

Do we produce custom-made machines

Our working method

Van rijn aims for the perfect solution from the beginning to the end. To achieve this, we thoroughly discuss our customers needs and wishes, so our own people can realize this from A to Z.

The orientation process

During the initial meetings we will focus our attention on your needs and wishes. We will take a fresh look at our various solutions and discuss them with you. During these meetings we will help you select a direction and solution which we will then develop/convert into a quotation, if appropriate, accompanied by a drawing.

The engineering process

Lead by our project manager and supported by the Sales Engineer, your project will be detailed into working drawings in our drawing office. We will involve you in any discussions concerning the various details that may be relevant to you. We will commence production once the approval process is complete.

The production process

During production you will have insight into our working processes and you are welcome at our factory. When we have built your machine, we will test the various functions. You will always have the opportunity to test the machine before delivery.

The people behind Machine Factory van Rijn

Our people are our strength. Do you have any questions? You can always contact one of our colleagues below.

Cris Klaris

Managing Director

Linda Goedhart

Support & Service

Martijn Hendrikse

Sales Director

Arco van Duijvenboden

Financial manager

Marco van Dijk

Project manager

Our history

2016 - PRESENT

All these (strategic) acquisitions and the vast knowledge and experience gained in more than 50 years, means that Machinefabriek Van Rijn is now able to devise, manufacture and service single and total transport and packaging solutions. In recent years, Van Rijn has specialized in a range of conveyor systems and complete processing lines for filling and closing buckets, cans, jerrycans and trays. Our service and maintenance team has been further expanded and professionalized with the appointment of our service manager who can focus on this completely.

2006 - 2016

2006 is the year in which Van Rijn was acquired by Cris Klaris and Huig Remmelzwaal, Van Rijn employees. Cris and Huig both have a mechanical engineering background and each bring their own niche expertise to the company. Cris brought extensive process industry experience combined with machine development and building expertise. Huig brought in production experience. This means that Van Rijn has anchored the knowledge and expertise required for this special industry from the shop floor to the boardroom.

1989 - 2006

In 1989 the company was taken over by Revee. This strategic acquisition was the first step towards offering solutions for packaging processes. Van Rijn integrates the packaging process and provides its clients with total solutions for filling and sealing buckets.

1979 - 1989

In 1979, Mr. Van Rijn sold his company to Siersema. At the time, Siersema had engineering factories in Wassenaar and Den Bosch, and later also in Waalwijk, Boxmeer, Valkenburg, Heerenveen, and Belgium. These specialized in process technology. By taking over the production at these locations Van Rijn was able to further grow the business and to provide total solutions in various sectors, such as food processing, flowers, chemicals, vegetables, fruit and fisheries, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The fishing industry remained the primary focus and the machines found their way to many companies and more than a thousand cutters and trawlers. These ships were equipped with all kinds of fish processing equipment, from simple conveyor belts to complete processing decks with sorting installations, vacuum pumps and packing machines. However, the general food processing, flower, and fruit and vegetable industries became increasingly important.

1963 - 1979

Mr. van Rijn carried out minor repairs to fishing vessels and in those days also did a lot of small work with steel. The demand increased and the machines he developed and made were a great success. It was partly due to these machines that the fishing industry could develop further. Van Rijn benefited from strong growth in the fishing industry and gained a reputation in this sector.


Machinefabriek Van Rijn was founded by Mr. van Rijn.