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History

2016

In 2016 Dynobent B.V. has been acquired by the Nivora Group. Dynobend B.V., established in Haaksbergen (NL), is specialized in providing solutions for precision cold forming of tube, wire and profiles. Nivora Holding B.V. regards this acquisition as an important step in leveraging the value of the entire group of innovative industrial companies. The knowledge and the financial backing provided by the Nivora Group, gives Dynobend B.V. the opportunity to make a quantum leap in the development of products and innovative solutions.

2013

The continued collaboration between Safan and Darley leads to the launch of the new world brand SafanDarley in 2013. The best of both brands is combined into a new range of electrical and hydraulic press brakes, ranging from 20 to 1250 tons.

 

2012

STYLE High Tech is declared bankrupt in the course of 2012. STYLE is a developer and manufacturer of teach-in lathes and milling machines, specifically intended for single pieces and small series. The company contacts Nivora with the request to facilitate a re-start. STYLE also possesses unique knowledge, and a re-start also means that dozens of jobs can be preserved. Under Nivora’s flag, the company starts up again in Bunschoten under the name STYLE CNC Machines.
 

2010

In 2010, the Trioliet family company contacts Nivora’s Board of Directors. The Liet family owns Darley in Eijsden, an established name in the field of press brakes, shears, cutting, punching and bending machines. The family seeks a party that can complement the continuity of its company and is capable of focusing on and investing in the further development of Darley. This leads to the Nivora group taking over Darley with effect from 1 January 2011.
 

2008

Safan is doing well. This means that Nivora can respond positively to a request from the administrator for Bewo, Tilburg, to facilitate a re-start with the sawing machine manufacturer. Bewo, established in 1934 and at one time (1960) a Safan shareholder, becomes the second machine manufacturer under the Nivora flag. The unique knowledge of industrial sawing applications and the employment of a few dozen people are preserved in Tilburg.

1986

In 1986, Safan is healthy again. Rave is still the sole shareholder. He wants the company to stay in business for the people that built it up. “If you want to look after a company, you have to find the right successor. So, I thought I have to make sure that the ownership winds up with an independent autonomous body, a body where my family is not in control.” That leads to the establishment of the Nivora Foundation, which becomes the sole shareholder in Safan. Rave continues as chairman of the Board of Directors until 1997 after which time he withdraws completely.

 

1980

Safan is not yielding satisfactory results and in 1980 sales and production are merged in Lochem, where the company is still situated today. Some time later, Gerard Rave, owner of ARA (Apparatenfabriek Rave Aalten), is approached to help prevent a bankruptcy. Safan is an important customer for ARA, but Rave has another reason: “… because I always had the idea of using as much of my money as possible to preserve employment.” A number of other shareholders, like the Safan Personnel Foundation, follow suit.

1975

In 1975, the Willemsen brothers go their separate ways. Safan becomes an independent production company for sheet metal processing machines (shears and press brakes) in Lochem. Sales are handled via the Safan Holding, situated in Rotterdam. Wila, also based in Lochem, starts focusing on the production of tools

 

1960

Safan (Samenwerkende Fabrieken in Nederland/Collaborating Manufacturers in the Netherlands) is set up in 1960 and establishes itself in the Wholesale Building in Rotterdam. In the beginning, there are five shareholders, including Bewo in Tilburg. In 1962, of the five, only Wila from the Willemsen brothers in Lochem remains. At the time, Wila has been manufacturing sheet metal process machines since 1932. From then on Safan operates as a Wila trading company.