Milestones

24 January - Award by Fluor and Esso

Fluor and Esso present Van Leeuwen Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, with a special award for the Rotterdam Advanced Hydrocracker Project.

20 February - Large order for Air Separation Unit project

Van Leeuwen Malaysia books a large order for an Air Separation Unit project of Linde. 

3 March - Expansion social media activities

Van Leeuwen’s social media activities are expanded with blogs.

26 March - RSA cutting system

Van Leeuwen Czech Republic installs a new RSA cutting system.

1 May - Acquisition of activities Ferrostaal Piping Supply

Van Leeuwen acquires the activities of the German-Dutch pipe and tube dealer Ferrostaal Piping Supply.

1 May - Supplies for New Logic III

Van Leeuwen supplies cold-formed hollow sections to Reijrink Staalconstructie for the construction of the distribution center New Logic III.

24 May - European management meeting

After various meetings, European management meets at the ss Rotterdam.

25 May - Buddhist monks bless office Bangkok

Five Buddhist monks from a nearby temple bless the office in Bangkok for a successful future for Van Leeuwen Thailand.

23 June - Benelux Beach Volleyball Tournament

Organization of the first Van Leeuwen Benelux Beach Volleyball Tournament on the Oostvoorne beach in the Netherlands.

1 July - Global Projects Organization goes into effect

The new Global Projects Organization goes into effect. This organization centrally manages the international project teams.

12 September - Constructing with Tubes seminar

The ‘Constructing with Tubes’ seminar held at Van Leeuwen’s head office in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, inspires many business relations in the steel construction sector.

21 September - Sponsoring demonstration bendingmachine "The Hulk"

Van Rijsoort Bending, the Netherlands, demonstrates its new powerful bending machine, The Hulk, to business relations. Van Leeuwen sponsors the demonstration with a 508 x 12.5 S355 welded pipe.

26 September - Board meeting Australia

The expansion of the warehouse in Sydney is discussed during a Board meeting in Australia. 

28 September - Strategic Scenario Session

European managers discuss Van Leeuwen’s future during a Strategic Scenario Session.

15 October - New bundle feeder and robot arm

Van Leeuwen Czech Republic expands cutting capacity with a new bundle feeder and robot arm.

23 October - Audit Salzgitter Mannesmann

In connection with the first delivery for a large pipeline project, an audit takes place at Salzgitter Mannesmann in Mülheim, Germany.

30 October - New trailers U.K.

Van Leeuwen United Kingdom puts new trailers into operation.

1 November - Agreement LV Shipping & Transport Group

Van Leeuwen Houston, USA, signs an agreement with LV Shipping & Transport Group for a large ExxonMobil pipeline project with multiple sites in the United States and Canada.

4 November - Van Leeuwen France participated in MAIF Ekiden Paris

Two Van Leeuwen France teams participate in the MAIF Ekiden Paris relay run in the center of Paris.

30 November - Recertification ISO 9001:2015 Group Certificate

Following audits of branches in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, Van Leeuwen is recertified and receives an extension of the ISO 9001:2015 Group Certificate.

21 December - Ferrostaal Piping Supply moves to new office

Ferrostaal Piping Supply moves to a new office in Essen, Germany.

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