13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 5.0 Stand: C 75
Bakkeren is a private owned company established by mr Antonius Bakkeren in 1883 in Breda, The Netherlands. The unique metalsmithing techniques, durability and design soon resulted in a solid reputation. Starting with railings, undercarriages and restoration of the city hall. Until this day the Bakkeren designs of ironworks are present in the historical center of Breda.
With the upcoming of cars and trucks the workshop expanded in 1922. Bakkeren designed a vacuum breaking system for trailers, this system received approvement by te Dutch national governement. Untill the second world war Bakkeren produced and implemented these systems.
In 1940 during occupation of The Netherlands the Bakkeren company was forced to a standstill until the end of 1944. After the war Bakkeren started refitting and rebuilding American army materials for alternate purposes. Mr. Peter Bakkeren became the new ceo and Bakkeren started building it’s first trailer in 1945 and also started trading in truck parts with heavy wear.
The Dutch flood disaster of 1953 resulted in enormous devastation. Bakkeren designed and constructed deep loading trucks used for rebuilding the flooded areas. As a result of the growing operations Bakkeren moved to a new location.
During the 50’s the European automotive industry increased producing of heavy trucks. Bakkeren succeeded in penetrating this growing market. Supplying an Italian oil company Bakkeren entered the international markets and started exporting.
In the 60’s Bakkeren proved to be an innovating and customer orientated partner in the market for automotive parts of heavy wear with specialism in driveline parts and universal joints. Bakkeren focussed on the international automotive market. The products & services laid the foundation for a strong reputation and satisfied clients in the global automative industry.
In 1975 The current owner of Bakkeren, mr Bronek Sutarzewicz, entered the company as an organisational expert. In 1976 the Dana Group requested Bakkeren for guidance during entering the European market. This proved to be a valuable relationship, both companies prospered during the 80’s.
Mr Bronek Sutarzewicz became the next owner and ceo of Bakkeren via a management buyout in 1995. Since then Bakkeren kept its focus on international trade with driveline shafts and universal joints. Bakkeren also introduced it’s own brand ‘BKJ’, a roductline for spider parts.
Ongoing expansion of operations forced Bakkeren in 2007 to move to it’s current location. After 12 decades of leadership Bakkeren still focusses on product quality and customer service. Bakkeren and the products lines of driveline parts and universal joints are renowned for it’s quality and quick delivery to any part in the world.
What we do
Wholesale of Universal Joints and Driveline Parts. We supply genuine parts and alternate brands. We have a big variety of customers in driveline repair shops, truck repair centers, car repair shops and automotive service centers.
Knowledge of heavy wear parts became a specialism. We produce, trade and supply driveline parts and universal joints around the world. Bakkeren is a leading supplier of driveline parts and universal joints. We’re a 128-year-old family company, and our trusted products can be found in trucks and cars around the globe.
We have operations in more than 70 countries and sell products in virtually every country around the world. Our company is still headquartered in Breda, The Netherlands, where it was founded. We stay true to our roots and our customers.
We also have established a generations-long legacy of community leadership and environmental responsibility. We make these efforts because we prefer to do what’s right for our business today and what’s right for the people and planet of tomorrow.
Our product portfolio includes products for brands such as Mercedes®, Ford®, Volvo®, Scania®, Chevrolet®, Mack®, Nissan®, Hino®, Tata®, Fiat®, Paccar®, M.A.N.® and DAF®.
In 1984 Mr Bronek Sutarzewicz summarized the guiding principles that had already shaped the company for 100 years. “The goodwill of customers is the most important thing in any business, hence we always will do anything in our power to support our customers” he said.
In 1995 we stated this philosophy in “Bakkeren Believes & Strives”, our statement of principles for our operations around the world. Today “Bakkeren Believes & Strives” is in the DNA of the people of Bakkeren. It is the essence of us and how we work with others.
“Bakkeren Believes & Strives” explains Bakkeren’s values in relation to the three groups of stakeholders to whom we are responsible and whose trust we have to earn:
- Customers: We believe in earning the goodwill of our customers and endusers of our products & services.
- Employees: We believe that the vitality and strength of our company lies in our people.
- Communities: We believe in contributing to the well-being of the countries and communities where we conduct business.
We safeguard our beliefs by remaining a privately held company. We strive to reinforce our believes by making profits through development and growth, profits that allow us to do more for our stakeholders.
Driveline parts, we supply driveshafts for all brands and vehicles. Largest stock of driveline...