On the move from 1954 to 2019
In the early 1950s, Dirk Bloem imported putty from the German brand Perennator, mainly meant for the Dutch greenhouse horticulture. He got the exclusive sales rights.
1954: Technical Trading Company Bloem & Co was founded. The company had a modest office and warehouse in the old center of The Hague. In the early years, Bloem sr. traveled through the country with a Volkswagen beetle to promote Perennator's products, mainly putties based on chalk and linseed oil. After introduction of Thermopane insulating glass, the outstanding putties proved to be satisfactory and sales became a success. Bloem & Co expanded their program with elastic sealants, extrusion equipment and polyurethane sealants from MAMECO (RPM / Ohio / USA).
1960: A new generation sealants for homes, offices, bridges and viaducts were approved by TNO and even advised by them. Countless building projects were carried out based on these new innovations.
1961: Bloem & Co was the first company in the Netherlands introducing silicone sealants from the US. Until then an unfamiliar product that nobody had ever heard or seen before.
1973: The company employed representatives and an administrative staff, after which Bloem & Co moved their premises from the city center to the outskirts of The Hague.
1979: Rob Bloem, the second generation in the company, after a trainee ship (at Perennator Wiesbaden / Germany, now headquarters of Dow Corning Europe) joined. He was able to put his experiences and chemical knowledge based on Bayer recipes into practice on the Dutch market.
1980: During the boom of double-glazed post-insulation, new techniques and sealants were introduced. The range was expanded with silicone rubber profiles and fire-rated products.
1982: The company name Bloem & Co was transferred into Bloem Sealants BV. Rob Bloem became CEO of the company.
1986: The transfer of share’s was fact and Rob Bloem became director-owner. That same year, Bloem Sealants introduced hybrid polymer-based sealants on the Dutch market. Later a wide a wide range of elastic sealants got KOMO certifications. From then on customers could count on external quality control on the products. Bloem was forerunner by independent quality control. Which in 2017 still adds its value. Despite the CE marking introduced for elastic sealants, Bloem Sealants is holding onto KOMO.
2009: A new efficient head office with modern warehouse was built at Westvlietweg business park on the outskirts of The Hague. Again, a major improvement by design and accessibility. Despite the construction crisis that followed, Bloem Sealants continued to prosper. In particular by sticking to the core values of quality, service and advice. Some customers were forced to cease to exist. But most of them remained client to Bloem Sealants. Almost certainly because of the relationships built up over many years. Against the current, investments were made in new employees and the development of even more quality products. Mainly because of this, the family business is in a good position in the current economic recovery.
2014: Despite the CE marking introduced for elastic sealants, Bloem Sealants is holding onto KOMO
2019: Bloem Sealants keeps moving on and responds to the needs of the market. Sustainable construction is one of them. Various products have been introduced to limit air loss in buildings. Products such as PU-foams are tested and certified (by IFT Rosenheim) based on sound insulation, airtightness, heat resistance and heat resistance. All this according to the requirements of the Passive House Standard. Application of the products can lead to even 90% savings on energy costs for heating and cooling buildings. They are intended to contribute to sustainable construction, to saving energy and money and, above all, to protect our environment