Our story.

Automating production processes is in our DNA. As is the drive to always get the most out of challenges. That is why we offer customised automation solutions, often using industrial robots. With us, knowledge and realisation are under one roof. We are multidisciplinary and the synergy between our disciplines makes integrating total systems our speciality. We analyse the need, draw up an automation plan, devise and build the solution and commission the conceived solution. We unburden our customers with turnkey solutions and take care of everything, from concept to after-sales.

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Responsible

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Authentic

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Skilled

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Resourceful

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Ambitious

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Inspired

Our brands.

We have knowledge and execution under one roof. We are a multi-disciplinary company and due to the synergy between our varied fields of expertise, integrating complete systems is our specialty. 

DERO

Driven specialists who do not shy away from any challenge.

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ELTEN

Specialists in cheese treatment and processing based on many years of experience.

Robot gripper for turning round cheeses during ripening

BOSGRAAF

Specialists with years of experience and knowledge building convenience product solutions and cheese mould handling systems.

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Portrait photo CEO founder dero groep maro dedel

“As a young man, I cleaned machines at a local machine factory after school and at the weekend. From a cleaner, I quickly became a chipper operator and welder. I put my heart and soul into all the jobs I did and always wanted to do better.  I had drive even when I was young. My passion for technology and automation started amongst those machines. I came into contact with robots and many years later I started my own company, DERO. The company has grown and changed, but the same drive remains. We work with a driven team. That’s what makes us successful.”

// Maro Dedel - founder //

Our drive.

“We’re proud of our drive. We couldn’t be happier than when addressing a challenge. To persevere until the goal has been reached and then to enjoy it with each other because we have succeeded once again. 
We persist where others would give up. We get our teeth into challenges and only let go until we have met them. If the solution is not obvious, we invent one. Whatever happens, we always make it work. 
That is the DERO DRIVE.”

Your solution.

Automating production processes is in our DNA. As is the drive to always get the most out of challenges. That is why we offer customised automation solutions, often using industrial robots. With us, knowledge and realisation are under one roof. We are multidisciplinary and the synergy between our disciplines makes integrating total systems our speciality. We analyse the need, draw up an automation plan, devise and build the solution and commission the conceived solution. We unburden our customers with turnkey solutions and take care of everything, from concept to after-sales.

Our history.

We have a history that spans several decades. Below is a timeline of our major milestones, from the time of our founding to the present.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 1988Landre 01b
1988 

Landré Robotics

Maro Dedel and Jogchem den Otter start a robot division within Koninklijke Landré & Glinderman: Landré Robotics. They integrate the first FANUC robot in the Dutch industry and many robots will follow.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 1994Oprichting 01b
1994

Founding DERO

After 7 years of experience with robots at Landré Robotics, Maro Dedel starts his own company: DERO. In the early years, activities consist of supplying peripherals and services for robot applications/solutions, mostly to robot system integrators.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 1995Kaasindustrie 01b
1995

Cheese industry

The first robot project in the cheese industry was in cooperation with the RO GROEP at CONO Kaasmakers in 1994. This tasted like more and in the following years, concepts for robotic cheese handling lines were rapidly realized with DERO's contribution.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 1997Boekweitstraat 01b
1997

Own building Nieuw-Vennep

A big step forward: our own building is being built at the Boekweitstraat in Nieuw-Vennep. It is built to accommodate growth, and at first we will only occupy a part of the building at the back.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2005Compactlijn 01b
2005

Invention compact line

Together with Doeschot, Maro invents and develops the compact line; a robot cheese treatment line on a small surface. A patent is granted for this and the first line is installed in Bodegraven, the cheese center of the Netherlands.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2009EltenBMA 02b
2009

Collaboration ELTEN

DERO starts a collaboration with ELTEN, which is part of BMA. From then on, all cheese treatment projects are undertaken jointly.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2012Elten 03b
2012

Overname ELTEN en deel Hendriks

ELTEN is acquired from BMA and we continue together. In the same year, the core of the bankrupt Hendriks joins the new DERO ELTEN. This is the beginning of a new era, in which the company grows fast by combining expertise and innovation and the product portfolio for the cheese sector is greatly expanded.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2012Nieuwbouw 01b
2012 

New building Nieuw-Vennep

Just in time, the construction of a whole new building starts at the Luzernestraat in Nieuw-Vennep, diagonally opposite the current premises.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2013Opening 01b
2013

Opening new building

The new premises are spectacularly opened with a big party. Celebrating together, enjoying together and experiencing together.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2014Service 01b
2014

Founding DG SERVICE

We want to provide our customers with even better service and to do so we establish a separate organization: DERO ELTEN SERVICE, which will later become DG SERVICE. The service organization will be further expanded under the management of Cees Bestebreur.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2015Bosgraaf 01b
2015

Acquisition BOSGRAAF

Due to our success in cheese, we simply cannot handle our growth! We participate in BOSGRAAF and a year later full acquisition follows, including the premises in Joure. This further expands the product portfolio and possibilities for cheese and we can now also offer other solutions for the food industry (convenience).

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2016Uitbreiding 01b
2016 

Further expansion (PACKTECH)

To further expand our end-of-line range, PACKTECH is acquired. In Nieuw-Vennep, the new building has already become too small and so we are expanding the premises.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2018DeroGroep 01b
2018

DERO GROEP

A new era begins and we continue together under a new name: DERO GROEP. DERO, ELTEN and BOSGRAAF become our brands. Corstiaan Verbeek (Nieuw-Vennep) and Richard Bouma (Joure) become branch managers and join the group's management team.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2018Alkmaar 01b
2018

New service location

We acquire DOESCHOT in Alkmaar. The product portfolio is incorporated in Nieuw-Vennep and Joure, and the DOESCHOT location in Alkmaar is transformed into our service branch. A year later, we build an entirely new building in Alkmaar for the service organization.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2019Jubileum 01b
2019

25th anniversary

We celebrate our 25th anniversary together with (former) colleagues, clients, relations, friends and family in the new building in Alkmaar, which has been converted into a nightclub especially for this occasion.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2020Drive 01b
2020

Corporate ID

We launch a new corporate identity that reflects who we are at our core: a dynamic company where the drive of our people makes the difference for our customers. This also introduces the DERO DRIVE with the tagline ‘Our Drive. Your solution.’

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2022Dero3.0 01b
2022

DERO 3.0

A new comprehensive 5-year plan is presented for a future-proof organization, with focus and growth in the disciplines cheese, convenience, robotics and, of course, service. The management team is expanded with Jurjen Bakker.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2023Partners 01b
2023

Partnerships

DERO GROEP is aiming for long-term collaborations, because together you get further. This year a number of important events happen: with FANUC Benelux we celebrate 35 years of cooperation, we enter into a strategic partnership with Bercomex for pioneering robotization in flower processing, and as the first in the world we become service partner of Stäubli.

DERO GROEP HISTORY 2024Weber 01b
2024 

Collaboration Weber 

To fulfill our growth ambitions and provide even better service to industry, we enter into a strategic partnership with Weber Food Technology for global service to the cheese and convenience industry.

Our locations.

Our company operates from three locations across the Netherlands, with each location having its own specialisations and disciplines.

Nieuw-Vennep

Specialist robot and cobot solutions for end users and machine builders.

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Joure

Complete automation solutions and stand-alone machines for the cheese and convenience industry.

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Alkmaar

Service, production and parts.

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Tailer-made solution.

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Maro Dedel

CEO/Founder

Portrait photo director dero groep service cees bestebreur

Cees Bestebreur

Director DG Service

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Corstiaan Verbeek

Managing director DG Nieuw-Vennep

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Richard Bouma

Managing director DG Joure

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Jurjen Bakker

Business Unit Manager Service

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We are a driven team that has a solution for everything. If the solution is not at hand, we come up with one ourselves. Because no matter what, we always make sure it works.

Contact.

Luzernestraat 77
2153 GM Nieuw-Vennep
Nederland
+31 252 622500
info@dero-groep.nl

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