Cornelis Pieter van Battum establishes VormenFabriek in Delft. In 1927 the company moves to Tilburg.
In the 1950s, after several relocations within Tilburg and the arrival of Cornelis Johannes Nooteboom in 1952, VormenFabriek becomes a specialist in the production of metal moulds for chocolate.
VormenFabriek becomes market leader, exporting approximately 80% of its products.
At the insistence of Nooteboom, Vormenfabriek switches to the production of plastic moulds. In 1972 Nooteboom takes over Van Battum’s shares.
In the early 1990s, the production of metal moulds comes to an end.
Cornelis’s son Rein Nooteboom takes over the business. During these years VormenFabriek invests heavily in production equipment. Moulds are no longer designed by hand, but by computer.
Relocation to the building where VormenFabriek is still located to this day and where there is room for growth with more, new and larger machines.
VormenFabriek introduces Vofalon, a stronger form of polycarbonate that complies with all international food safety regulations.
Introduction of rounded mould construction. This prevents small pieces of plastic from breaking off the corners and edges and potentially contaminating products.
Anders Invest and Gert-Jan Kloppers take over VormenFabriek and a new future beckons for the nearly 100-year-old company!