Quality is not to be taken lightly
A family business with a history spanning over six decades, Kuiper Holland is a leading manufacturer of panels for the international yacht building industry. Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels are especially associated with superb craftsmanship in veneer application. That being said, there’s more to these panels than meets the eye...
Hans Golbach, director at Kuiper Holland, explains why his products are an essential part of any yacht: “While panels may not always be visible, their quality codetermines the overall quality of the yacht being built. Besides looking good panels should offer benefits in other vital areas, such as weight and noise reduction, and fire safety. We ensure our products meet the highest standards by choosing top grade materials and processing them with the utmost care. If we can’t find a material that measures up to our requirements, we’ll go to any length to have it purpose-made. We don’t take quality lightly.”
Kuiper Holland offers panels in several specific categories:
• Kuiper Art − panels finished with veneer or HPL
• Kuiper Air − lightweight panels that reduce overall mass and, hence, increase fuel economy
• Kuiper Serene − soundproofing panels
• Kuiper Protect − fire resistant panels
• Kuiper Basic − untreated panels
With a wide and varied product range Kuiper Holland aims to be a one stop shop for yacht builders. “Yachts are complicated constructions, so people building yachts need lots of different suppliers. When it comes to panels, we make it easy for them by offering the whole package, including extensive expertise. Our ultimate goal is for Kuiper Holland to be the first name people think of when it comes to high quality yacht panels. We don’t want to be chosen because we’re nice or Dutch, but because we’re the best.”
Recently Kuiper Dutch Marine Panels has started a cooperation with Banova. The Banova ply is a lightweight plywood consisting of adhesively bonded balsa veneers. Owing to the varying panel thickness, processing variants and its combination with different facings, it is extremely versatile in use. Besides being lightweight and environmentally compatible, Banova Ply offers the possibility of using existing woodworking tools as well as connecting techniques.
The use of Banova Ply generates a reduction in weight of 50-70% with unvarying mechanical properties. This improves the benefits for customers in various ways:
- greater efficiency due to lower operating costs and increased load capacity in vehicles.
- Easy to handle in production and logistics
- Large-scale components that are low in weight
For more information about this product or other marine interior panels: www.dutchmarinepanels.com.
The programme contains a balance of cultural events and business meetings, including visits to individual members of the Holland Yachting Group. Previous participants have reported how pleased they were with the opportunities the tour provided for networking with leading specialists in their sector. And you enjoy an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Dutch manufacturing facilities.
Holland Yachting Group Tours are organised by the Holland Yachting Group, which promotes its members products and/or services, and stimulates trade with other countries via incoming trade missions.
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