How did Royal Boon Edam International come to be?
Here we show you the story behind the brand and take you on a journey back in time, from the beginning to where we are now.
Welcome to Amsterdam in 1873 where a young Dutch craftsman – Gerrit Boon - founded his carpentry shop. This age was a time of great growth and prosperity in the Netherlands - yet still, the era of specialist shops focussing on quality and expertise. A time when you went to professionals in their fields and getting the best was a guarantee.
Gerrit Boon grew his company with great personal attention for his customers. In 1888, an invention emerged in the U.S. that would change the history for the Boon company; the revolving door. This new kind of door prevented large amounts of air entering a building and gave better control of the internal temperature and comfort. The Boon company received the first order for a revolving door and soon the business was ‘turning around’ many more.
Gerrit’s only son was now running the business and was looking for a successor. He placed an advert in a local newspaper and Jacobus Huber it. Today the 3rd generation of Huber’s is still at the helm of the company, they moved to the historic town of Edam in the 1970s after outgrowing the Amsterdam premises. This is how the company got its current name Boon Edam – appropriate for a truly Dutch premium brand.
Production of revolving doors and newer entry solutions continued at the larger Edam site with the same exceptional care that characterised that original carpentry shop of Gerrit Boon. In 2003 the Queen of the Netherlands honoured Boon Edam with the prestigious ‘Royal’ title. Ten years later Boon Edam has existed 140 years and employs over 1.300 people in more than 20 countries – an admirable accomplishment!
As authentic entry experts, Boon Edam takes customers on a journey to the perfect entry solution for their project. This unique journey we call The Boon Edam Experience. Through it, 6 key commitments are consistently delivered: carefully tailor-made, on-trend craftsmanship, proven reliability, secure investment, strong connection and trusted partnerships.
This Unique Boon Edam Experience, the solid company history and the way we do business makes us valued by customers all over the world. We are truly committed to making you feel welcome and secure. We believe we have grown into a company of which Gerrit Boon would be most proud of.