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Maan Group from Raalte wins Koning Willem I Award for SMEs

Maan Group is overjoyed. The company received the Koning Willem I Award for SMEs from Her Majesty Queen Maxima on the 23rd of May.

RAALTE / GRONINGEN – In mid-March, 24 companies from all over the Netherlands were nominated for the prestigious entrepreneurial award. Including 12 companies in the category of SME. In addition, there is a Plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship. On Monday 23 May the prizes were presented in Het Forum in Groningen, from the hands of none other than Her Majesty Queen Maxima. The Koning Willem I Award is a reward for companies that excel in daring, vigour, sustainability, persistence and innovation, and thus strengthen the economic climate in the Netherlands.

On 11 May, it was announced that Maan Group was among the three finalists. An exciting week followed. The relief is enormous’, says André Jansen, founder of Maan Group.

This victory is truly the crowning glory of Maan’s 25 years of existence. But above all, it is recognition of the sustainable, cross-over innovations that we bring about. It emphasises the necessity of this and strengthens us in our ambition to continue this line. There is still so much profit to be made in this area. We want to achieve so much more. This award motivates us enormously! By winning, Maan leaves behind formidable opponents FibreMax from Joure and Bakkerij van Vessem from Haarlem.

About Maan Group

Maan Group is an R&D driven organisation. Its roots lie in hot-melt coating technology, but that description has long ceased to cover the full scope. In 25 years’ time, Maan has developed into a product developer with a great deal of expertise in the field of hot-melt coating technology, precision connections and sustainable, biodegradable products. Maan has the intellect, the technical skills and the people to translate product concepts into fully-fledged end products. This development power has resulted in three wonderful companies that are leaders in their markets. Companies with products that challenge the market and bring us a step closer to a sustainable and intelligent future every day.

Maan Biobased Products, for example, is active in the horticultural industry. With their eye-catching innovation: the Growcoon. A sustainable and unique growth & seed plug holder. In addition, Maan Special Products brings clients in the high-tech industry further by creating the most complex precision bondings. Maan Engineering continues to develop hot-melt coating equipment. Specifically for the label and construction industry.

Whereas Maan Group is an award winner in the SME category, the Koning Willem I Award for Large Business went to NXP Semiconductors from Eindhoven and MUD Jeans from Laren received the plaque for Sustainable Entrepreneurship.

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