As early as in 1951, Genap BV recognised the importance of storing water in earth dams. "At our first facility in Westzaan, we started manufacturing prefabricated geomembranes used for lining earth dams to hold rainwater. The collected rainwater would then be used as irrigation water for greenhouses," says Dick van Regteren, managing director of the company that celebrates its 70th birthday this year.
Today, 70 years later, Genap still uses the method of collecting rainwater for satisfying the needs of valuable vegetables and flowers worldwide. "Over the years we have expanded our business with local factories in Kenya and India, soon to be followed by facilities in Northern America/Canada. We strongly believe in local presence and building strong durable partnerships across the world," says Dick.
"Together with our 90 dedicated loyal employees in our facility in ’s-Heerenberg, we will continue to work on our expanding global network and on developing waterproof solutions every day of the year."