Van Osch Uden
The history of Van Osch Uden dates back to 1939. Then, hoversmid Bert van Osch founded the company, at that time as a modest forging company.
In the smithy, Bert took care of horses and welded the first pig cages. In the early 1940s, the Van Osch family, expanded with four daughters and one son, moved from Mariaheide to Uden.
New focus: pig stalls
Toon, the only son of the family, eventually took over the smithy of his father. One year after the official transfer in 1974, Toon and his wife Mieke moved the focus purely to the establishment of pig stalls.
That choice turned out to be the right one. In 1978, Van Osch occupied a larger building and in 1992, the company moved again, to the current location on the Zadelmakerstraat, which later expanded twice.
Growfeeder: specialist in RVS
In 1995, pig stall furnisher Verhagen from Gemert became part of Van Osch. In the same year, a new company started under the Van Osch umbrella: Growfeeder, specialized in RVS pig stall equipment.
Still a family business
In 2004 Toon and Mieke gave the ownership to their two children, Bart and Lieke. Lieke managed until 2018 the financial side of the business, her partner Bas van den Heuvel has been leading Growfeeder for years now and Bart is general manager of Van Osch until 2022. At the end of 2022 Bart will transfer his share and the general management to Bas and Lieke. As a result, both companies are still a family owned business to date.
Bas van den Heuvel
‘Automation and perfection, these core values set us apart as a primeval Dutch company. Customers from all around the world want the best material: we make sure they get it.’
‘Brainstorming together with the farmer on how to equip a pig stall and ultimately deliver that beautiful pig stall, gives me the biggest kick!’
Gert van Oort
‘We stand on our two feet in the pig stall. That's why we know which solution fits the specific needs of the customer. Thanks to our modern machine park, our production is efficient and we can guarantee our quality.’
‘At the office, I'm your contact point. If we clearly understand your wishes, our team of professionals, both in advising you and in the production of our systems, will work with you for fun and passion.’
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