Veneer as art
Hans Golbach, director of Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels, says people rarely get excited when he says what his company does. “It’s not very sexy, I’m afraid, but I think it’s the most wonderful thing in the world. We produce and supply surfaces for various uses that are guaranteed to be perfectly flat. This requires an awesome amount of technology, craftsmanship and innovation… And that is exciting!
Yes, we make panels. But not all panels are good enough to bear the brand name Kuiper. Wood is combined with every imaginable material to create special panels with unique specifications. The innovation and technology we apply to produce the average sheet of 3 m² is truly impressive.
Our family business started in the scenic landscape of Twente 60 years ago. Like me, the founder Mr Kuiper thoroughly enjoyed his work and the craftsmanship that brought out the hidden beauty of nature. Today, our veneers are an art form in their own right. Only by using the best materials and craftsmanship can you ensure quality. If we can’t find a panel material that meets our requirements, we have it purpose-made from trees that grow under similar conditions in that region. This has the added benefit of guaranteeing consistent quality.
Add in a good sprinkling of Twente clear-headedness and you have innovative solutions that pool different materials into panels with unique specifications. The result is more than veneers. The result is Dutch Marine Panels.”
Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels has more than 60 years of experience in manufacturing various panels for interiors. Quality products and organisation have propelled the company to the top of its field, and it has an excellent reputation among interior builders and yacht builders.
Heritage, innovation and creativityare the three pillars that form the foundation of the Dutch Yachting Industry