Van den Bosch honours jubilarians and retirees

Van den Bosch honours jubilarians and retirees

It’s a tradition at Van den Bosch; every year jubilarians and retiring employees are put in the spotlight. Because of the pandemic, last year’s party was cancelled, but the 2020 jubilees were celebrated as well.

No less than seventeen employees, with a total of 411 years of service between them, were invited to the evening together with their partners and managers. Eight of them celebrated their 12.5-year anniversary, while three have been with us for 25 years and one for even 40 years. Five drivers are now enjoying their well-deserved retirement.

At the Van den Bosch Academy in Erp, a special programme awaited the guests, including buffet, drinks and personal tributes. Before the evening got underway, CEO Rico Daandels first expressed his gratitude. “It’s fantastic that we have so many people in the company who are proud to work for Van den Bosch. And that they keep going with unconditional passion and energy. They make our company that bit more admirable every day.”

Daandels emphasised that it’s the employees who have brought the company this far.

The jubilarian with the most years of service is Evert Bergers (61), who also met the love of his life at work, Annemarie. Evert started at Van den Bosch in 1980, at the insistence of his father: “I have two boys here who say they can drive a truck. Can you do anything with them? my dad asked Ad van den Bosch. Now here I am. And if it’s up to me, I’ll still be with this great company when I’m 110. My work is my hobby, so I can easily keep it up for a few more years.”

Someone else who wants to reach the forty years of service milestone is 56-year-old Carlo Meeuwsen. This driver in heart and soul has clocked up 26 years so far.

“Whatever happens, this is a lovely evening, with a lot of appreciation being shown,” beamed Carlo, whose son Wesley also works at Van den Bosch. “It’s a giant of a company, but still a true family firm.”

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8th November 2021