History of ERIKS

More than 79 years of industrial excellence

Over the years, ERIKS has developed into a leading-edge, innovative multi-product specialist and solutions provider to the industry.

Products and services for the industry

ERIKS founder Arie Eriks started his small business in 1940 supplying gaskets, seals, V-belts and hoses to the dairy industry. Until the seventies the business in gaskets and rubber gradually expanded.

Branch operations were founded close to industrial centers in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Enschede, Eindhoven, Roermond) and in Belgium and France. In 1977 ERIKS was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The founder of the company, Mr. Arie ERIKS
The founder of the company, Mr. Arie ERIKS
The founder of the company, Mr. Arie ERIKS
Founding ERIKS Belgium
Unloading Saunders valves

The history of ERIKS encompasses more than ERIKS’ own stories. Through many acquisitions, ERIKS was enriched with the histories and experience of other companies such as Econosto and Vemoflex. From 1979 until 2000 ERIKS, expanded into other European countries, Asia and the USA and added electrical power transmission, valves, hoses and couplings and industrial plastics to the range of products.

From 2000 until 2015, ERIKS acquired several specialized distribution and manufacturing companies in Europe, including large organizations such as Baudoin in Belgium and Wyko in the United Kingdom. With the acquisition of Lewis-Goetz, Rawson and Industrial Controls, ERIKS strengthened its market position in the US.

ERIKS a part of SHV

ERIKS NV delisted from Amsterdam stock exchange

Headcount from 3,500 to 8,000 in five years’ time.

In 2009, ERIKS was incorporated by SHV Holdings, a privately-held family company. This ended the listing of ERIKS NV on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. SHV invests for the long term, expanding and developing businesses and providing their customers with excellent products and services.

Focus on know-how & innovation

Building a solid organization

From 2009 onwards, ERIKS concentrated on building a solid organization with a focus on innovation, customers’ total-cost-of-ownership savings, supply chain integration, customization, co-engineering and people development.

More than the average supplier

Over the years, ERIKS has developed into a leading-edge, innovative multi-product specialist and solutions provider to the industry. Our experience, market know-how and state-of-the-art production facilities allow us to develop new, custom solutions and techniques that improve performance and create cost savings for our customers.

ERIKS Offices

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Singapore
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China
ERIKS Malaysia
Petaling Jaya (Head Office)

ERIKS Malaysia
Central – Shah Alam

ERIKS Malaysia
North – Penang

ERIKS Malaysia
East – Kemaman