Our history

Today defines tomorrow

Our history is merely an enumeration of facts from the past. Nothing could be further from the truth. By means of progressive insight, we are continually making choices in order to further emphasise our qualities in machine building and machine components. One step leads to the next. It takes reflection to look ahead. So history guides our future.

In 2014, WEMO celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was established by Mr Weber and Mr Moulen on 01 July 1964. The first start was made in a disused farm in a neighbouring village. WEMO soon moved to an industrial area in ’s Hertogenbosch.

Within a year, Mr Weber started for himself and Mr Moulen brought Mr Sip Hoekstra from Overijssel to Brabant. He was appointed technical manager. A start was made with the sale of punching units with two members of staff – a tool maker and a lathe operator. A couple of years after setting up business, a start was made with making special dies for special products.

In 1973, the company had 25 employees and WEMO commenced with the design and construction of hydraulic cylinders, the hydro units: tools with a power source. This was the starting point for all special machines. Even now, the special machine parts form the starting point for our qualitative machine building activities.

At the 25th anniversary in 1989, WEMO had 90 employees and so a firm foundation for special machine building was laid. Exports were mainly focused on Western Europe. In the 90's and the first years of the 21st century, WEMO has been steadily working on the expansion of its export market. WEMO machines are now delivered all over the world: from China, America and Australia to Canada.

WEMO continually stands in for the high quality of its machines. Machines of 25 years old and more that are still in daily production in several shifts are no exception.

Nowadays, WEMO has about 120 employees and the starting points are unchanged: the customer and quality come first. With our machine building and machine components we deliver the highest output and the lowest costs per product.