The name 'Martin Stolze' can be found on a number of buildings in the street on the industrial area Leehove in De Lier. Complete internal transport systems are being produced here in-house. From a laser cutter, lathes, milling machines to a press brake, everything is in house to anticipate the customer's need.
Are all these investments profitable? Martin: "Yes, certainly, in time they will be. Purchasing a laser cutter was quite a significant investment. We choose to be quick and flexible, so we can't be dependable on a third party. I want to control it myself. Why? Well, because the customer is asking for it. I expect that this will work to our advantage. And that is already clear, we have grown fast."
The assortment of Martin Stolze has expanded. It varies from transport belts and rolling lanes, machines for potting plants, sorting, and placing pot plants, packing lines for product, up to complete internal transport systems. The market for them is large: the complete horticulture and agriculture sector.
How did it come to be?
Martin Stolze is what you call a self-made man. He took over the company from his father, who was only recently started, so the company was still in its infancy. He finished school at a young age and was offered this opportunity after a couple of years working. He had to think for a moment, because he enjoyed life as it was. Still, he seize the opportunity with both hands. Now it is 28 years later. He and his team certainly have seized the opportunities they had.
Martin concludes with the words: "And we are not done yet, we keep on growing. With a high-quality product package and continuous innovation, we want to be the specialist in the automation of internal transport within horticulture and increase the market share in transport belts and packaging lines outside the horticulture sector."