Organisation | De Boer

Our Organisation

De Boer is market leader in the rental of fully fitted temporary locations for large events and commercial applications. De Boer delivers turn-key solutions with optimal customer service, and is VCA**/SCC**, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. De Boer was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. De Boer now has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Qatar and Abu Dhabi. It is also represented in the United States. De Boer has a global workforce of approximately 250 and employs an additional 150 temporary workers during high season.



De Boer is ISO 9001:2008 certified and monitors and improves its processes by means of regular inspections.


In line with its ambition to be an environmental leader, De Boer has been ISO 14001 certified since January 2011. ISO 14001 is a standardised norm for environmental management systems that is designed to constantly improve a company’s environmental performance.


De Boer is VCA**/SCC** certified. SCC stands for Safety, Health and the Environment (SHE) Checklist for Contractors. SCC-certified companies work with an occupational safety, health and environmental management system which complies with the working conditions regulations on safety, health and the environment.


About 'covering tomorrow'

The various activities of De Boer in the fields of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility have been grouped in the program "Covering tomorrow". People, Planet and Performance all have a place in this program, which is briefly described below.


In 2010 the De Boer Cares program was launched. De Boer Cares is a collection of social activities that De Boer participates in or deploys in the various countries.


De Boer is determined to be an environmental leader in its industry and in 2010 De Boer introduced its environmental policy. It is our policy to conduct business in a manner that minimises impact on the environment, to strive for elimination of pollution, to show social responsibility, to develop sustainable solutions and to ensure continuous improvement. 
In line with the determination to be an environmental leader, De Boer achieved ISO 14001 certification in January 2011.


De Boer is ISO 9001:2008 certified and guards and improves its processes through regular checks to be able to continuously improve the quality of the business processes.

Our environmental policy

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De Boer was founded in 1924 in the town of Hensbroek, the Netherlands, by Klaas de Boer, who owned a local bar "Het Springend Paard" and a grocery shop. Klaas de Boer devised a sheltered cafe using poles and tarpaulin for the annual village festival. Soon after, Klaas de Boer was asked to serve at more festivals, and he bought a second-hand Italian circus tent to provide a better accommodation.

During the 1930s, his son Jan de Boer joined the business and a sowing machine was bought to produce their own tents. After the Second World War, De Boer also arranged the catering and music for the events, now also further away from Hensbroek.

In the 1950s, De Boer introduced wooden halls, a major advance at the time. In 1963, Klaas de Boer died, and his son, Jan de Boer, took over. In the decades that followed, Jan's five sons started taking part in the company as well, and new offices were opened in surrounding countries.

The company has since grown into a supplier of professional temporary tensile structures, constructed using extrusion aluminium profiles, pvc roof covers and sides, glass panels and other structural elements.

With these types of temporary quick-to-build structures, De Boer builds event and hospitality accommodations, temporary storage facilities, warehousing, short-term office and retail facilities and emergency accommodation, supermarkets and airport baggage handling.

In 2002, the family sold the majority of its company shares to 3i. In 2005, NPM Capital, part of SHV Holdings, became the major shareholder as the de Boer family sold its last remaining shares and 3i sold its shares as well.