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for galley equipmentsolutions

Company Profile

Driessen Catering Equipment designs, manufactures, sells and services a broad line of products in the commercial aircraft and railway interior equipment industry.

Driessen offers a complete line of food and beverage preparation, distribution and storage equipment, as well as connectivity and cooling solutions. We are a global leader for galley equipment (trolleys, food containers and other inserts) for catering on aircraft and trains.

Our headquarters are based in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, and our manufacturing facilities are based in Thailand. The Driessen team is made up of over 1,000 people worldwide.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission

To provide catering equipment solutions that enable our global customers to deliver the best possible catering experience.

Vision

To deliver innovative and sustainable catering equipment solutions that exceed the evolving expectations of our customers.

Teamwork

Promote proactive and collaborative teamwork with accountability, respect and global integration and support, delivering highest team performance in everything we do.

Openness

Value the input and perspectives of all company stakeholders and strive to create an atmosphere where ideas can be freely shared and discussed to enable a culture of transparency, continuous improvement and innovation.

Customer Focus

Prioritize sustainability and focus on understanding and meeting the specific needs of our customers, providing tailored innovative solutions with excellent customer service.

Fun

Embrace the spirit of 'Go for it and enjoy' as we spark excitement, joy, and achievement in our working culture.

Quality

Prioritizing a safe work environment, we place great emphasis on the high-quality standards of our catering equipment products, ensuring durability, reliability and superior craftsmanship.

DRIESSEN products support AIRLINES in their

carbon footprint reduction

Better understanding of operational inefficiencies

Catering process optimization

Weight reduction
Fuel savings
Solid equipment
Raw materials savings
Better cold management
Reduction of food waste
Better waste management
More efficient selective sorting

Selected

Energy-Saving Projects

Touch Less Doors
Installed
Boiler
Installed
Solar Roof
Installed
Solar Roof Extension
Q1 2023

Key

Highlights

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Customers

Enabler of air catering operations optimization

Global sales team with 'customer first' mentality

Preferred partner of the most renowned airlines

Customer-centric approach

OEMs qualifications

Strong customer exposure and reach

Diversified customers from

airlines to market specifiers

Airlines
Aircraft manufacturers (OEM)
Aerospace operators (Lessors)
Others (Train, Bus, etc.)

Company History

  • Main Supplier of
    Commercial Aircraft Inserts

    Over 1,000,000 trolleys delivered in the last 70 years.

  • 1938
    1938:
      Foundation and Early Years
    The company originated in 1938 when Mr. G. Driessen Sr. established a plumbing workshop in Limmen, the Netherlands. By the 1950s, it ventured into the aviation industry, producing equipment for KLM and others. With the advent of Jumbo jets in the late 1960s, the product line expanded to include aircraft trolleys. The company also supplied parts to Fokker. In the mid-1970s, Driessen Sr. retired, passing leadership to his sons and necessitating a second factory in Wieringerwerf for trolley production.

    1938

    Foundation and early years

  • 1980
    The 80’s and 90’s:
      growth and internationalization
    Our company saw massive growth in the 80’s, when our local factory became a small multinational company and sales increased considerably. Driessen first went international when we opened a sales office in the Netherlands Antilles, helping us establish a foothold in the strong North and South American markets. We later moved this office to Houston, USA. In 1986, Driessen started our own manufacturing facility for trolleys and other galley equipment in Bangkok, Thailand, cementing our foundation in the Asia Pacific region. In the early 90’s, the factory moved from Bangkok to its current location in Lamphun, Thailand.

    1980

    growth and internationalization

  • 2008
    Recent history:
      transition from a Dutch family owned business to a French multinational
    In 2008, the Driessen Aerospace Group became part of the Zodiac Aerospace Group. The Zodiac Aerospace Group was a stock listed multinational in the aviation industry, with 80 production sites around the world and more than 20,000 dedicated employees. A world leader in all the services it provided, Zodiac Aerospace specialized in Cabin Interiors, Aircraft Systems, Aero safety & Technology. On February 13, 2018, Zodiac Aerospace joined Safran to create the world’s third largest aerospace company (excluding aircraft manufacturers).

    2008

    transition from a Dutch family owned business to a French multinational

  • 2023
    2023:
      a new beginning
    On the 1st of June, 2023, Driessen Catering Equipment became a Dutch independent company, owned by Hivest Capital Partners and independent private equity firm. With our long history, dedicated team, drive for innovation and passion both for building passenger catering equipment and supporting our customers, we believe Driessen Catering Equipment is well positioned for the future.

    2023

    a new beginning

  • 1938
    1938:
      Foundation and Early Years
    The company originated in 1938 when Mr. G. Driessen Sr. established a plumbing workshop in Limmen, the Netherlands. By the 1950s, it ventured into the aviation industry, producing equipment for KLM and others. With the advent of Jumbo jets in the late 1960s, the product line expanded to include aircraft trolleys. The company also supplied parts to Fokker. In the mid-1970s, Driessen Sr. retired, passing leadership to his sons and necessitating a second factory in Wieringerwerf for trolley production.

    1938

    Foundation and early years

  • 1980
    The 80’s and 90’s:
      growth and internationalization
    Our company saw massive growth in the 80’s, when our local factory became a small multinational company and sales increased considerably. Driessen first went international when we opened a sales office in the Netherlands Antilles, helping us establish a foothold in the strong North and South American markets. We later moved this office to Houston, USA. In 1986, Driessen started our own manufacturing facility for trolleys and other galley equipment in Bangkok, Thailand, cementing our foundation in the Asia Pacific region. In the early 90’s, the factory moved from Bangkok to its current location in Lamphun, Thailand.

    1980

    growth and internationalization

  • 2008
    Recent history:
      transition from a Dutch family owned business to a French multinational
    In 2008, the Driessen Aerospace Group became part of the Zodiac Aerospace Group. The Zodiac Aerospace Group was a stock listed multinational in the aviation industry, with 80 production sites around the world and more than 20,000 dedicated employees. A world leader in all the services it provided, Zodiac Aerospace specialized in Cabin Interiors, Aircraft Systems, Aero safety & Technology. On February 13, 2018, Zodiac Aerospace joined Safran to create the world’s third largest aerospace company (excluding aircraft manufacturers).

    2008

    transition from a Dutch family owned business to a French multinational

  • 2023
    2023:
      a new beginning
    On the 1st of June, 2023, Driessen Catering Equipment became a Dutch independent company, owned by Hivest Capital Partners and independent private equity firm. With our long history, dedicated team, drive for innovation and passion both for building passenger catering equipment and supporting our customers, we believe Driessen Catering Equipment is well positioned for the future.

    2023

    a new beginning

Meet the team

Jerry Van Vive
Chief Executive Officer
Lamphun
Supawadee Thanusilp
Chief Financial Officer
Lamphun
Alwin Hollander
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Alkmaar
Ton De Vries
Director Engineering
Alkmaar
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Delivering
Excellence
Together

Current

Openings

Research & Technologies Engineer

or email us at vacancies@driessen-catering.com