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.
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.
Because Van Aalsburg B.V. attaches great value to the environment and the quality of our willow and brushwood products, meeting the required standards is of paramount importance. We have the following certifications:
- ISO 9001 certificate
- ISO 14001 certificate
- VCA**VGM management certificate
- CO2 Performance ladder
- FSC certificate 2017
- BRL SIKB 7000 2021
- NAK tuinbouw 72432 (NAK - Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture))
- Soil and sediment remediation and intervention in the riverbed
These certificates relate to sustainable business operations, the professional growing and processing of withies, the contracting and execution of coastal and riverbank works, the execution of cultural engineering works and the maintenance of withybeds. We are also a Fundeon-recognised training company.
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.
A fast-growing company that continues to innovate. Traditional knowledge and modern working methods are the perfect mix. And socially responsible. Van Aalsburg B.V. has achieved level 5 on the CO 2 performance ladder. This is the highest level for quality, safety, sustainable wood and environment. There are also good opportunities for people furthest from the labour market, such as young disabled people and pensioners.
This has enabled Van Aalsburg B.V. to create a new world of new withybeds. This steadily growing world already covers some 1,500,000 m² (150 hectares) and is led by several experienced and enthusiastic teams, aided by in-house knowledge and equipment. This company, that started from scratch and grew into a vibrant and dynamic company, is now a leader in the Netherlands and far beyond. And it is still one big happy family!
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.