Company history

Teo van Maastricht tells...

“Werkina Werkendam is founded by (ex)skipper Dirk Versluis in 1977 as business concern in thrusters, car cranes and ship-supplies. Although Versluis had little knowledge of electrical engineering, he had a vision what was needed. In 1987 he approached me through my father to pioneer in an old barn as an electric engineer with specific marine-electrics.


Versluis honered everything that he promised, brought reinforcement in person of a manager and a head finance. Thanks to prosperous business we moved to a new build office in 1991 to welcome a growing clientele. When founder Versluis in 1995 unexpectedly died, the real strength of our company proven once again. I received unconditional support and commitment from 11 great colleagues to carry on with the company.


And to this day, our team remained strong on all fronts. Innovation, quality and service, it seems obvious but tha is only possible when the whole team supports it. And so we continued to grow. In 1996 we introduced our Data Operation System with touch screen control that set up a rock solid reputation. Innovation is in our blood and technology in our genes. Also in our new residency we continue to do what we have always done before: lead and do what works.”


In the in 2010 fully renovated premises on the Biesboschhaven vessel-owners and skippers can have themselves updated on the state of maritime electronics.

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