Blok’s Draadvorm is a manufacturer of components, intermediaries and finished products of metal wire in all shapes, sizes and from different metal types.
For over sixty years we have been developing metal wire products and in collaboration with our customers we develop innovative solutions for the most diverse applications.
We know the possibilities of metal wire like no other and we assist our customers to further develop their wishes and ideas for new products, intellectual property or improvement of existing products.
Our in-house R&D-team optimizes products with their knowledge of our machinery. We can translate your wishes into a 3D drawing, but we can also work with your existing drawings. Based on the design, a test model is made and production can start after approval. In most cases we expect a delivery time of 3 to 4 weeks. All products are packed and transported according to your preferences.
A thorough preparation, proactive consideration of the customers needs, and collaboration regarding the needs of the client defines the way we work.
We manage the product stock for many customers. We can build up stock based on the current annual demand of a metal wire product.
Building stock allows us to run larger series, which gives you as a customer a price advantage and ensures that you fast deliveries at any time.
From a young age, Loek Sr. knows that he wants to set up his own business in metal wire products. In the early 1950s he took the first steps with Blok's Draadvorm. In a shed behind the parental home, Loek Sr. starts manufacturing lampshade frames made from metal wire. The products are often delivered to the customer by cargo bike.
The first business premises is purchased in this year. Blok's was established on the Gheijnstraat in The Hague. The business activities are expanded considerably here and various machines are purchased.
After 7 years, there is a need for a larger building and Blok's Draadvorm moves to the Wassenaarsestraat.
Blok's Draadvorm is growing steadily in the Netherlands, but businesses internationally such as businesses in the Middle East are also finding their way to Blok's. This is why Blok's moved to, yet again, a larger property with a warehouse at De Werf 5 in The Hague.
In this year, Johan, Philip and Loek take over the company that was founded over 40 years ago by their father. The three brothers immediately make plans to further automate the bending and welding of metal wire.
Blok's Draadvorm wins the Silver Stork Award through investments in advanced machinery and further innovation. This annual prize for businesses in The Hague is a token of appreciation for good entrepreneurship. The municipality spotlights entrepreneurs who positively distinguish themselves and who lead their company with vision, courage, creativity and innovation.
At the end of 2015, Blok's will move again, this time to their current location at Koperwerf 7 in The Hague. This modern commercial building is fully equipped and offers space for further growth. The factory is large and modern and, through several investments, is equipped with a large number of new machines.
Blok's is nominated for the Smart Manufacturing Award in the South Holland region and wins this district award.
PHILIP BLOK – BLOK’S DRAADVORM
Quality and reliability are key in our relationship with our customers. We ensure this through our ISO9001:2015 certified management system and by only selecting the best staff and machinery. We work according to the highest quality standards and the quality of your metal wire product is accurately checked throughout the entire manufacturing process. Based on reference models and drawings with tolerances we continuously check if the metal wire product meets the desired requirements and functionalities. All materials we use for manufacturing are checked according to dimensional stability, tensile strength and finish.
We have several bending machines that are equipped with high speed cameras, these machines automatically measure every metal wire product and checks if these fall inside the pre-determined tolerances. By investing in this possibility, we ensure absolute quality and efficiency, and it allows us to deliver certified quality products. We can offer graphics of the results which can assist the incoming goods inspectionfor our customers or can even make it redundant.
Blok's Draadvorm is a member of the Koninklijke Metaalunie, the largest Dutch employers' organisation for small and medium-sized enterprises active in the metal industry.