The time has come for Paul Hoenderop to take a step back and enjoy his well-deserved retirement. Let’s take a moment to look back at some wonderful times.

From small beginnings
 In 1975, after 10 years of sailing as an inland vessel skipper, Paul started selling tarpaulins out of his parents’ garage. Driven by customer demand, he expanded the product range quickly. He steadily grew the company into the market leader in commercial shipping supplies that it is today.

The past 45 years, a period of enjoyable collaborations and great contacts
Despite the fact that Paul is going to miss his job enormously, it is with great confidence that he is handing over Hoenderop BV to the next generation: “My daughter Martine already took over my role as director in January 2019. The transition has gone smoothly - that’s just how it should be. Our dealers can continue to count on our service and the quality of our product range. I would like to thank all the customers and suppliers for our enjoyable working relationships. I look back with pleasure on the contact that I have had with everyone over the past 45 years.”

The future, a stable family business
For Martine it is a special moment to continue her father’s work: “It has always been my wish to take over the company and keep the family business going. I am very grateful to Dad for handing over such a stable and healthy company; this is really something to be proud of. We have a very skilled team and I am so looking forward to building on that stability even further with them.”