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Hendi was officially registered as a brand name on March 21st, 1934 by the founder, Mr. Frans Diepeveen Sr., trader in electrical and radio products. The brand name Hendi is close to the founder’s heart and is a combination of the first letters of Hendrik Diepeveen, Mr. Diepeveen Senior’s son. After more than 80 years, the Hendi name still stands strong in today’s international market.

After World War Two
Mr. F. Diepeveen started his own factory in Veenendaal, the Netherlands after the Second World War. Production at the time consisted of manufacturing silver-plated and stainless steel cutlery and tableware, such as cream sets, teaspoons, tea- and coffee pots etc. Customers of Hendi were mainly specialist retailers and large wholesalers, but were also well-known co-manufacturers such as Gero and Sola. The slogan of the day was: “Hendi. Guaranteed for life”.

Emphasis towards Catering Equipment
The eighties constituted a significant change for Hendi. The supply program became increasingly extensive with the emphasis moving towards catering equipment. The in-house production plant was converted in order to manufacture high quality catering equipment and professional gas barbecues. In addition, a wide range of products were being imported from the Far East, as well as from several European countries.

Offices throughout Europe
The friendly takeover of the family business in 1999 by the current management constituted yet another milestone in the long history of Hendi. Hendi expanded its market further by finding partners in Austria, Poland and Romania. Since 2017, Hendi also has partners in the United Kingdom and Greece.

New Headquarters: Hendi Rhenen, the Netherlands
In 2002, the new premises of Hendi was built in Rhenen, the Netherlands where Hendi Food Service Equipment now holds its main production, warehouse and head office.

Looking towards the Future
Hendi now has more than 150 employees and supplies its products throughout the whole of Europe. By continuously developing innovative products and focusing on quality and service, Hendi is looking towards reaching new markets worldwide.


 

 

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