55 years ago, this thought was one of the most important motives for starting Bolidt: to provide the future with innovative applications in synthetics. 28 February 1964: two 30-year-old men named Bol and Schmidt decide to start their own business and establish Bolidt Maatschappij tot Exploitatie van Kunststoffen en Bouwwerken. Both entrepreneurs had previously worked at Sikkens. One of them had a background in civil engineering, the other in chemistry.
Now, 55 years on, this thought still drives us at Bolidt, as we continually think about shaping the future with synthetics as the main ingredient. It is our mission to replace traditional materials in order to make a contribution to a better living and natural environment in the areas of safety, sustainability, energy & data, design and hygiene.
To maximise our innovative capacity, we develop, produce and apply our synthetic systems ourselves; a unique integrated value chain. Bolidt synthetic systems can be found in the form of industrial flooring, marine decking, sports flooring and surface courses in non-residential and road construction. These systems meet the specific mechanical, chemical, electrical and aesthetic demands of the markets. Bolidt employs its own application teams to carry out a wide range of projects throughout the world. Its main customer base consists of locally and internationally active companies, contractors and government organisations. We work in close contact with architects and consultants.
On the banks of the Noord river in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, the new Campus of Bolidt is rising. The Bolidt Campus is situated in the heart of the Drechtsteden towns where the maritime sector plays a prominent role.
Many visitors will arrive by water, after which they will be immersed in the world of Bolidt. The journey across the Maas river from Rotterdam to the campus offers a view of a number of large projects undertaken by Bolidt and is moreover scattered with structures such as Hotel New York, the Erasmus Bridge and the mills of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kinderdijk. At the same time, visitors will gain a good impression of the typically Dutch manufacturing industry situated by the water.
Upon arrival, there can be no doubt about what the centre of the campus is: the Bolidt Innovation Center. And that is no coincidence because innovation is at the heart of Bolidt. The Bolidt Innovation Center is a kind of living lab, where everything centres on chemistry: business units, customers, enterprise, disciplines and raw material react to form something new. Visit the website to discover more about the Bolidt Innovation Center.
Realising dreams requires taking people and the environment into account. The world is our playing field. Bolidt aims for 100% natural, sustainable materials. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for people keep developing, we want to work towards a world where everyone can have a good quality of life within the natural limits of our planet. Visit the website to read more about our vision on sustainability.
P.O. Box 131
3340 AC Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht
Bolidt Innovation Center
3341 LW The Netherlands
TEL +31 (0)78 684 54 44