Our History

A timetable with the most important changes and events in Royal Lankhorst Euronete’s history:

1803:
Family Lankhorst started a local factory manufacturing ropes.
1930:
 
Lankhorst began to mass-produce binder twine for use in self-binding harvesters.
1960:
 
Sisal twines became the mainstay of the production within the Lankhorst spinning mills.
1964:
Lankhorst started extrusion of polyethylene and polypropylene.
1965:
 
 
Family Gramaxo established their factory for ropes and netting;
The holding of Lankhorst Sneek was founded, with four operating companies.
1983:
 
Lankhorst Taselaar was established, distributing an entire product range for yachting.
1989:
 
Lankhorst started a co-operation with the Portuguese rope and net maker Grupo Euronete.
1992:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lankhorst Touwfabrieken was divided into three independent operating companies:
- Lankhorst Touwfabrieken: fiber rope, twines and wire rope
- Lankhorst Indutech: industrial yarns
- Lankhorst Recycling: products made from recycled plastics
Substantial divisions of the Dutch firm Verto, which had gone into bankruptcy, were acquired.
A joint venture named LASH vof., a plastic pallet producing company, was established.
Worldwide distributing network for fishing markets was established.
1998:
 
Merger of Lankhorst Sneek and Euronete into the Lankhorst Euronete group bv
2000:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A company, named EKON, was acquired.
Eurorope Performance Rope Producers, a rope producing joint- venture in Greece, was established.
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete group bv are concentrated into three groups:
               - Ropes, Twines, Yarns
               - Fishing
               - Recycling and Yachting
2003:
 
 
Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands granted the predicate “Royal”. The full name of the company was changed into Royal Lankhorst Euronete group bv.
2004:
 
 
 
 
 
The activities of Lankhorst Euronete group bv are concentrated into four groups: 
               - Ropes, Twines, Yarns
               - Fishing
               - Recycling
               - Yachting
2007:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foundation of the fifth division Lankhorst Pure Composites.
Foundation of our Representative Office in Beijing, China.
Recycling division changed into Engineered Products Division.
Acquisition of Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems in Portugal.
Lankhorst Indutech bv changed into Lankhorst Indutech Cerfil bv.
2008:
 
 
 
The rope, twines and yarns activities of the group were split into two divisions, resulting in the foundation of Maritime & Offshore Rope Division and the sixth division called Yarn Division.
2009:
 
Quintas & Quintas Offshore Mooring Systems changed into Lankhorst Euronete Ropes, S.A.
2010:
Start of new factory near Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
2011:
 
 
 
Foundation of Lankhorst Ropes Middle East in Dubai, UAE
Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group acquires Le Drézen, Guilvinec, France
 
2012:Royal Lankhorst Euronete Group was acquired by WireCo WorldGroup Inc., Kansas City, USA.