Extract from Bravilor Bonamat Web Site
Bravilor Bonamat started as an Amsterdam
wholesale business serving requirements for hotels, hospitals and canteens
and as the licensed sole trader for renowned products.
The unique development from wholesaler to manufacturer began in 1948 as a
one man business of Mr. A.J.M. Verheijen. A manufacturer who has an eye for
quality and a heart for his company. In 1959 his sons started the earliest
production, on a small scale, of filter coffee machines: the Bravilor B2
model. It became a great success. Nowadays about 280 employees are concerned
with developing, producing and selling almost 100.000 quality products a
year, in over 80 countries worldwide.
After moving three times to a larger site, in 1975 the decision was made to
move for a final time to the present site in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands.
In that year the first foreign affiliated office was opened in Germany.
Throughout the seventies and eighties it was followed by Great Britain,
France, Belgium, Norway and Sweden.
Bravilor Bonamat is still a family business, headed by the third generation
of the Verheijen family. However, the starting principles of the founder are
still very much apparent: an eye for quality, heart for the company.