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Whoever celebrates its birthday, should treat ;). This year, we are celebrating our 75th anniversary, a number to be proud of. We expressed this in and around our office in Rotterdam, but we also paid a lot of attention to this jubilee year online. No one could have missed it.
In 2018 was the establishment of the Joint Venture Groninger (Shanghai) Cleaning Technology Co.Ltd. in China. In 2018 was also the established Joint Venture Groninger Cleaning Systems Inc. (Director, Garth Belue) in Houston, Quala became the first US customer. Despite the restrictions in 2020, a new branch was opened in Worms (Germany).
A new building for Boonzaaijer with 800 solar panels, to be used for storage and transshipment of bulk goods. With solar generated power the first fully electric tank cleaning in Europe has become a reality.
Satisfied customers, more knowledge and a stable base in Europe and several projects just across the border; resulted in the first projects outside Europe. Projects were completed in Africa, Asia, but also in America.
Elite uses 1,000-liter stainless steel sauce containers. These containers are returned empty but rather contaminated. Previously these containers were cleaned manually. Elite wanted to modernize and automate this process. Gröninger was awarded the project of designing and building a new container cleaning system.
In January 2022, Van den Bosch and Amaris Terminals Ltd, jointly opened a new tank cleaning facility in Ghana. Van den Bosch has been well established in West Africa for many years and the increasing number of international customers has created the need for a modern tank cleaning.
Gröninger Scheepvaart & Handelsonderneming N.V. was taken over by Henk Klein and Berthold Schaap, and from then on it became Gröninger Cleaning Systems B.V. The first steps were taken to the international market.
During his studies, Bertalan Baskay - now owner of ATC Professional services in Budapest - considered his future and decided he wanted to do ‘something with cleaning’ aimed at a ‘cleaner world’. Following contacts with transport company Van den Bosch (NLD) all pieces of the puzzle fell together. It had to be a tank cleaning.
The technical backbone of Gröninger's current cleaning systems has been formed in the seventies. In the eighties there was a fast growth in sales of cleaning systems in numerous applications within the Benelux: tank cleaning, barrel cleaning, IBC cleaning, in-plant cleaning, truck wash, spray gun systems, chassis cleaning etc.