The origin of the company

Homburg through the years

Machine shop Homburg owes its name to the late F. Homburg, a farmer from Vrouwenparochie endowed with a lot of technical ingenuity, who in 1961 introduced the so-called HK reliever for cows. Mr Homburg started a machinery business on the Lange Bourren in Stiens. Stiens was in the heart of an agricultural area, where the process of rationalisation and mechanisation was accelerating agriculture. Mr Homburg capitalised on this development by importing, and trading, agricultural machinery. This included crop spraying and sprayers from the Danish manufacturer HARDI, for whom we are still the importer in the Netherlands today.

Origin of the Draincleaners

In the 1970s, Homburg had designed its first drain jetter, a patented model, of which a range of types are currently being manufactured in-house. Machinehandel Homburg moved to ‘It Noarderfjild’ in 1981, the industrial estate that was still quite on the outskirts of the village at the time. The Stienzer family business was taken over in 1989 by Johannes de Boer, previously working as a manager at De Boer Supermarkets. In the following years, a gradual takeover took place. Unfortunately, two years after the takeover, Mr Homburg died unexpectedly, causing the loss of a lot of technical knowledge.

Homburg now

In recent decades, Homburg Holland has become a well-known name in the agricultural sector. With now 17 brands in the range, we are able to respond to the many demands and changes that have arisen from developments within the market. With our own Draincleaners and SmartSOLUTIONS  strong, wpml_nbsp we are constantly looking for agricultural solutions and improvements, in which the demand from the end user (and therefore the market) is central. Since 2017, Jack Thibaudier has taken over from Johannes de Boer, who was then able to enjoy his well-deserved retirement.

“Adding a product to the current product arsenal should add something or offer a solution to questions that our arable farmers and contractors have. Knowledge and quality are core values, focused on saving resources and time. Guidance and knowledge transfer are crucial, both before and after purchase.”

Jack Thibaudier, Director Homburg Holland