Raoul Verhagen, Lennart van der Linden, Dirk Vermaat, Eric de Jager, Govert Veldhuizen, Dr. Paul Wimmer, Gert-Jan Bravenboer; Ron Wacker, Michael Witiska

The grand opening of AGROLAB Dr. Verwey in Barendrecht took place on 12 May. In addition to regional dignitary, customers were also able to gain a first impression of the new laboratory.



Managing Director Dr. Paul Wimmer started the celebrations with a speech and praised the great and fast implementation: "Less than 14 months ago, we made the decision for Barendrecht as our new location. Thanks to the excellent work of our site manager Eric de Jager and his entire team, we managed to level the playing field, modernise the building and set up the laboratory to match our processes in record time."


The new location now offers the possibility of efficiently channelling samples through the laboratory and thus optimising throughput times. In addition, the special laboratory for fats and oils is well equipped for the future. The spacious laboratory area of 4500 sqm offers the capacity for a high number of samples, while still providing sufficient space for future developments.


Mayor Govert Veldhuizen also took the opportunity to say a few kind words to the guests and welcome AGROLAB to Barendrecht.


As guest of honour, Jhr. Rob Boddaert, former owner and Managing Director of Dr. Verwey, addressed his words directly to the staff. His congratulations went above all to the hopefully continuing family environment, mutual support and the success of the company.

Site manager Eric de Jager, meanwhile, went into the history of the laboratory. Over the past 120 years, a small labo

ratory in the port of Rotterdam has become one of the market leaders in fat and oil analysis with customers from all over the world. With the move to the new building, a new milestone has been set. State-of-the-art laboratory equipment and a fully equipped “green building” leave nothing to be desired.


The invited guests were able to see this for themselves on site and looked behind the scenes.

A BBQ for the entire staff brought the festivities to a crowning conclusion in the evening.




Author: Tina Gruber