3rd generation family business
with high-quality willow products
Van Aalsburg B.V. is a unique family business. The company was established over 50 years ago and counts 6 brothers who have learnt the trade, which they carry out with great passion, from their father. Traditional knowledge and modern working methods are the perfect mix. And socially responsible. This is evident from valuable certifications, such as: KIWA ISO 9001-2015 / VCA** / FSC / ISO 14001.
Our company has achieved level 5 on the CO 2 performance ladder. This is the highest level for quality, safety, sustainable wood and environment. Our company offers good opportunities for people furthest from the labour market, such as young disabled people and pensioners.
On low-lying ground behind the dykes, rushes once grew in fields which, when silted up by the river, became cultural reed fields. When these fields were sufficiently silted up, they were transformed into withybeds. New withybeds are still being planted and exploited for willow products.More about our nursery
Van Aalsburg B.V. has all required equipment in house. This makes it possible to do take on any job, from the smallest task to large-scale projects. Our specialist work can only be carried out using the right equipment, of which we have our own full range in house. And our employees are certified to operate our machinery.View our equipment
Because Van Aalsburg B.V. attaches a great deal of value to environmental and quality care for osier products, meeting the required standards is of paramount importance. Our certificates relate to sustainable business operations, the professional cultivation and processing of osier wood, the contracting and execution of coastal and riparian works, and the execution of agricultural engineering works and maintenance of osier trees.View our certificates
Distinguished business operations
The company sets itself apart through sound business operations, deep commitment and a proven long-term policy in which the customer comes first. Its specialists have realised large projects in the Netherlands, Latvia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and Belgium. And even in Surinam and Aruba.More about our business
Highest achievable level on CO 2 performance ladder
Van Aalsburg B.V. works hard to reduce CO 2 emissions and create a sustainable working environment. A large reduction in CO 2 is achieved through the purchase of a wood stove. This wood stove provides the entire company with heat from our own wood chips. This eliminates the need to purchase gas for the business site. We also take measures to reduce CO 2 emissions by burning less fuel. The use of low-emission fuel is a good example.
We have already achieved our target of 12% less CO 2 emissions in 2020 compared to 2015 in 2018. We have therefore set ourselves a new target for 2019 of 20% and for 2020 a reduction of 25%.
In 2017 we achieved the CO 2 certificate level 5 on the CO2 performance ladder. Our entire team is proud of this result.
From father to son(s)
Father and grandfather Van Aalsburg laid the foundations of our beautiful company. In winter they worked in the withy trade; they chopped wood and sold it. In summer they had other work to do. They were born workers, and took on everything that came their way.
The sons began working in the company after 1980 and specialised in withy trading.
Van Aalsburg B.V. grew to become the largest brushwood processing company in the Netherlands. The company now consists of 6 sons and 55 to 85 employees. In the spirit and tradition of founder Jennis van Aalsburg, the company specialises in cutting withy, growing quality willow and making fascine mattresses and revetments.