On October 20, Ber van Nobelen announced that he is making way for the third generation of Van Nobelen. In the process, the shares are divided into five equal parts. Together with current CEO Koos de Vink, Ber van Nobelen forms the board, while his three daughters, Cindy, Patricia, and Chantal, will continue to develop in the company in the coming years. The new generation has new plans but cherishes the status of a family business where the focus is on caring for its employees, customer-specific solutions, and ensuring long-term continuity.
Nobels Group was founded in 1955 by Arnold van Nobelen and was eventually taken over by his son Ber van Nobelen in 2007. Anno 2022, Nobels Group includes the brands: Nobels, Javo, Javo International, and Agro Techniek. With this, it serves the agriculture and horticulture sector worldwide with a variety of automation solutions to work more efficiently and safely, with further improvement in quality.
Time for the new generation
In 2017, Koos de Vink joined Ber as Managing Director. In a short time, a solid collaboration developed with 100% confidence in each other. For a few years, Ber's three daughters have also been working in the business. Not mandatory, but because they had a keen sense that the company offers exceptional opportunities for all employees.
Based on their qualities and personal preferences, Cindy is the Marketing Manager, Chantal recently became the new Quality Manager, while Patricia works with De Vink as an Executive Assistant. "It's extraordinary how this has happened 'naturally.' The three ladies complement each other seamlessly," indicates Koos de Vink. "For Ber, this is the optimal time to step down from the company.
The shares are divided equally between Ber, Koos, and the three daughters. Thereby, Koos de Vink and Ber van Nobelen form the board while the three daughters are given the opportunity - without any imposed goal or threshold - to develop further in the company.
Cindy: "We will continuously position the company with an eye to the future. And I'm not just talking about technical quality but also respect, pride, and enjoyment in work. The most important thing is that we are and remain a family business with all the advantages that go with it. We do not focus on short-term profits but rather on ensuring the long-term continuity of the company.
That also means investing maximally in our people. Everyone here has space and opportunity to develop, and that naturally translates into innovative ability and the ambition to make every assignment a success. Moreover, this happens in an excellent working atmosphere where also interns and beginners can immediately get the most out of themselves."
The new "team" is ready for the future. With a most optimal combination of age, experience, competencies, and interests, and, moreover, able to further strengthen the innovative power and growth potential of the company.