NL: TST celebrates its 25th anniversary

On March 1, 1998, TST was founded by Wil Bakker. Whereas Wil first worked as a subcontractor for many greenhouse builders and greenhouse demolishers, TST is now the main contractor. This year, TST B.V. officially celebrates its 25th anniversary. This was celebrated on August 25. It was also a good moment to take a look back with Wil at the past years.

Wil: "A lot has changed in recent years. We are very happy with the development that staff safety has much more attention in society. We support this development wholeheartedly. Together with external partners, we are developing various facilities to enable us to work as safely as possible. TST B.V. is VCA certified, and it is partly due to this certification we continue to develop further in the field of safety."

Bas van Prooijen (TST) with Hans Zuidgeest and Patrick Zuidgeest (Bestplant).

Besides maintenance work, TST also carries out repairs following damage. They carry out those damages in consultation with the customer and the relevant insurance company. Thanks to their database (updated daily), they have a complete overview of which of their customers have which sizes and numbers of glass. Wil: "This is very valuable in emergencies so we can borrow glass and take immediate action."

Leo Middelburg (LMC), Frans Bunnik (Bunnik Plants) and Wim van der Voort.

TST B.V. has since expanded to include several branches. Listed below:

  • TST B.V. - for all greenhouse maintenance work, with or without a maintenance contract. Also, sales of repair kits.
  • TST Projecten - adaptation, renovation, and new construction of sheds, greenhouses, etc.
  • TST Hortisolar - supply and installation of solar panels.
  • Glasbox - rental of plastic containers in which customers can throw residual glass.
  • TSH B.V. - manufacture of wooden glass bins and transport boxes.
  • Greenhousing - Since 2022, a collaboration between 4 horticulture-related companies: Santen & Gasille, Ten Twenty Solutions, Vyverberg Advies & Begeleiding and TST B.V.. Greenhousing is a new provider of business management software for modern, often international, horticulture companies. A solution that matches the increase in scale in horticulture and the resulting need for better and consistent business information and control.

The celebration continued late into the night.

Wil Bakker (TST) and Dries Voois (TST) - also worked at TST for 25 years.

Nico van Os (Kwekerij N.H.M. van Os) and Robert Zwinkels (Gebr Zwinkels Zevenhuizen).

Kees van Veen (Agro Care), Wil Bakker and Ton van Bergen (Transportbedrijf Ton van Bergen).

Kasper Dalsem (Kascoplex).

Pavo Janosz (TST service engineer) and Dick Rietdijk (retired TST representative).

For more information:
Totaal-Service voor de Tuinbouw (TST)
Vlotlaan 176, 2681 TV
Monster, the Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (0) 174 280646

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