Foreword

Since its foundation in 1924, Van Leeuwen has always been a people’s business. Customers do not choose us merely on the basis of our products and services: they choose us because our people connect with them, as committed people with a passion for tubes. We have a in-depth knowledge and understanding of the significance of our products in the business operations of our customers. We want our customers to excel and to be successful in their business.

Our people apply their entrepreneurship and problem-solving capabilities in their day-to-day work. They make the difference by making use of their expertise and flexibility. They never say no and always go the extra mile: no matter what may be needed, anywhere in the world and whatever the challenges presented by prevailing market conditions. They assume responsibility for our customers, locally and across borders.

Van Leeuwen people are local entrepreneurs who are proud to form part of a larger whole: the Van Leeuwen family. That makes us the most reliable partner our customers could wish for. As a result, we have a history going back almost one hundred years in time and a future to look forward to with confidence.

Our 2,400 people work in many different countries with a diversity of cultures. We have people from different generations with various talents and skills working in many different jobs, projects, processes and workplaces. It is our pleasure to present a number of our colleagues in this Annual Book. Because, in summary: our people make us ‘more than tubes’.

Enjoy reading their stories in this Annual Book 2021.


Peter Rietberg
Chairman of the Management Board