Berend Jan van ‘t Zand (1853)
Heering’s history goes back to 1865; a century when horse-drawn carriages, and carts and wheelbarrows were important to the economy. Cartwrights B.J. van ’t Zand made these for the agricultural sector.
Gerrit Heering (1892)
Gerrit Heering, an employee of van ’t Zand, married the owner’s daughter in 1919. Two years later, he was able to put the family home, the Cartwright’s business, and the workshop in his name. Gerrit changed the name of the company to G. Heering Coachworks. The company was already building bodywork for busses, trucks, and delivery vehicles.
Paul Heering (1926)
Gerrit Heering died in 1942. Gerrit’s wife and sons, Bernhard and Paul, carried on the company as Wid. G. Heering & Son Coachworks. Together, they steered the company through those difficult years. In 1953, Paul Heering took on sole responsibility for the company under the name Heering Coachworks. In those days, carriage work was still principled on the basis of trusses, whereby a frame of steel or aluminum profiles was covered by various types of sheet material or cloth.
Gerrit Heering (1949)
Paul’s son Gerrit was promoted to the board of management in 1978. Seven years later, he became the sole shareholder. The company started the development of transport equipment for day-old chicks. Heering was soon operating as far away as Europe, Russia, and even parts of Africa. New activities were initiated. In 1983, Heering Services established a company specializing in the installation and service of transport climate systems, especially installations for day-old chick transport.
Patrick Heering (1973)
Patrick, Gerrit’s son, joined the company in 2000. On January 1st, 2004, Patrick took control over the company, and focused completely on transport solutions for the poultry industry. This change was also marked by further international expansion and the development of new technologies. Nowadays, Heering is fully specialized in air-conditioned poultry transport and related services. Heering assists hatcheries all over the world to improve their transport operations.