Blok’s Draadvorm

We are experts in metal wire processing, but that did not happen overnight! Who are we, what is our history and what do we stand for?

Our method of working

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.

Stock delivery

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.

Our history

1953

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.

1960

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.

1967

After 7 years, there is a need for a larger building and Blok's Draadvorm moves to the Wassenaarsestraat.

1972

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.

1993

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.

1998

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.

2015

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.

2018

Blok's is nominated for the Smart Manufacturing Award in the South Holland region and wins this district award.

Our people

Our machinery

Wire bending machines

The wire diameters that our machines can bend spans from 0,3 mm up to 14 mm which enables us to manufacture almost any metal wire product, from tiny springs for blinds to parking systems for bicycles at train stations.

Welding machines and welding robots

At Blok's Draadvorm we weld by hand, with a machine or with robots. The welding techniques we use are plasma welding, MIG/MAG, TIG, (medium frequency) resistance welding.

Milling, turning and setting

In our tooling workshop we have a milling machine, a lathe and a press break. We use them to manufacture tools for our bending machines and fixtures for assembly of products such as fan guards for ventilating systems.

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68

years of experience in metal wire processing

5000

different metal wire products in our product range

“In this fast-paced economy of job hopping, self-employment and temporary jobs, we believe in the opposite. Loyalty and continuity is what’s important to us, not only in our relation with customers, but in particular towards our employees.”

PHILIP BLOK – BLOK’S DRAADVORM

Our quality

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.

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ISO 9001

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