For over 69 years, Hermeta has been the Dutch company with a wide range of construction and industrial products, with the base material aluminum.
MISSION AND VISION
Hermeta wishes to be the leading and prominent company in its markets. We want to achieve this by an authentic, well-rooted, close cooperation with out customers and suppliers. We also combine the expertise and passion of our employees with innovative manufacturing technologies and a solid financial position.
Our industry-related products are mostly consumer specific. Ever since the early 1950’s, we deliver products to the Dutch Railway organization: waste bins, ashtrays, hooks, pull handles and in time, push pads, back and arm rests as well as tables. Other examples of products include the base of the office chair for Gispen and lockerdoors voor Lips. For bus manufacturers in the Netherlands (e.g. Den Oudsten bussen) we have assembled a diversity of products including luggage-supporters and waste bins. For Incompany, we produced sanity enclosures as well as the free/occupied-locks and pipe joints. Since 2010, we deliver identification modules to the Dutch police.
In 1894 the 14-year-old Daniël Bertus Herrewijn started his career at the firm V.d. Emden. Through his experience, he became a coppersmith. Subsequently, he was promoted to foreman. One of V.d. Emden’s biggest clients was the retailer C. Jamin en most of the time; old Mr. Herrewijn was allowed to carry out their tasks.
In 1932 V.d. Emden sold his business to Wilmeta. Consequently, Mr. Herrewijn lost his job as a foreman,which inspired him, despite a time of crisis, to establish himself as an independent coppersmith.
This may appear formal, however it involved him to rent a limited ‘corner’ at the Smid Pijl in de Leeuwenlaan (where his son Bep was employed at the time), in which he could place his bench. He was forced to loan all money required for the investment externally. Mr. Herrewijn maintained the possibility of working for Jamin as he knew he had established most of Jamin’s business. Obviously, outside firms remained as competitors, but apparently he was commonly the lowest bidder.