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WB Firepacks History

Starting as a pump supplier in 1907, WB Firepacks has been hard at work on securing fire safety. Our fine company was founded in Groningen, the Netherlands as Wijk & Boerma – and has undergone tremendous developments since then. From our earliest beginnings to our current position as the market leader for supplying Firepacks in the Benelux countries.

2021
May

Fire Lion Global, based in Vancouver, Washington state (United States), has become a wholly owned subsidiary of WB Firepacks. Fire Lion is active worldwide manufacturing and supplying foam pumps and foam pump systems for high hazard sites, aircraft hangars and the petrochemical industry.

2019
December

With an eye to the future and continued growth, the Zwijndrecht main office is expanded with an additional location on the Zoutverkopersstraat, in Zwijndrecht. Part of the warehouse, workshop, and Service department moves to the adjoining building on the Zoutverkopersstraat.

October

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks continues under the new name of WB Firepacks. The change in name is born from a desire to apply a single name internationally – matching the company’s ambitions for the future. The new name has also led to a new look: a fine opportunity for introducing the new logo.

2018

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks launches Firecoach. Firecoach is an application that realises a complete and realtime insight into the most important Firepack parameters. Firecoach enables the timely anticipation of maintenance and the implementation of optimisations.

2017

An important milestone: Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks receives FM accreditation for Approved packager in Zwijndrecht and FM Approval accreditation for the Electronic Foam Proportioner (EFP). This accreditation is issued by the world’s largest insurance company: FM Global.

2016
June

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks presents a patented new product: the Electronic Foam Proportioner (EFP). The EFP is a unique electronic dosage system for foam applications. This innovation tests foam installations in a sustainable manner, and reduces costs of required NFPA-testing.

March

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks acquires a German subsidiary: HSA-Firepacks GmbH. Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks had been active in Germany before, but the takeover makes it much easier to offer service and maintenance as well.

2011

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks becomes part of the Lumipol Group – a group of technical, internationally oriented (manufacturing) companies, which supply power systems and/or components to various niche markets: construction, agriculture, industry, and shipping

1995

Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen changes its name to Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks. Its specialised activities are now made visible in its name, which matches the specialisation and knowledge in terms of pump installations for fire extinguishing systems: Firepacks.

1981

The Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen offices move from Rotterdam to the Hoedemakersstraat in Zwijndrecht.

1955

Soon after the Rotterdam opening, Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen begins specialising in pump units that are powered by diesel engines, and used in dewatering projects foreign and domestic. The world of insurance approaches Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen for the use of pump in fire safety, giving rise to a specialisation in Firepacks for sprinkler installations.

               

1950

Van Wijk & Boerma Groningen grows and opens its second office in Rotterdam, under the name Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen.

1907

In September of 1907, Van Wijk & Boerma Groningen is founded by Mr Van Wijk and Mr Boerma. Pumps are supplied to various clients from Groningen.

2021
May

Fire Lion Global, based in Vancouver, Washington state (United States), has become a wholly owned subsidiary of WB Firepacks. Fire Lion is active worldwide manufacturing and supplying foam pumps and foam pump systems for high hazard sites, aircraft hangars and the petrochemical industry.

2019
December

With an eye to the future and continued growth, the Zwijndrecht main office is expanded with an additional location on the Zoutverkopersstraat, in Zwijndrecht. Part of the warehouse, workshop, and Service department moves to the adjoining building on the Zoutverkopersstraat.

October

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks continues under the new name of WB Firepacks. The change in name is born from a desire to apply a single name internationally – matching the company’s ambitions for the future. The new name has also led to a new look: a fine opportunity for introducing the new logo.

2018

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks launches Firecoach. Firecoach is an application that realises a complete and realtime insight into the most important Firepack parameters. Firecoach enables the timely anticipation of maintenance and the implementation of optimisations.

2017

An important milestone: Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks receives FM accreditation for Approved packager in Zwijndrecht and FM Approval accreditation for the Electronic Foam Proportioner (EFP). This accreditation is issued by the world’s largest insurance company: FM Global.

2016
June

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks presents a patented new product: the Electronic Foam Proportioner (EFP). The EFP is a unique electronic dosage system for foam applications. This innovation tests foam installations in a sustainable manner, and reduces costs of required NFPA-testing.

March

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks acquires a German subsidiary: HSA-Firepacks GmbH. Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks had been active in Germany before, but the takeover makes it much easier to offer service and maintenance as well.

2011

Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks becomes part of the Lumipol Group – a group of technical, internationally oriented (manufacturing) companies, which supply power systems and/or components to various niche markets: construction, agriculture, industry, and shipping

1995

Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen changes its name to Van Wijk & Boerma Firepacks. Its specialised activities are now made visible in its name, which matches the specialisation and knowledge in terms of pump installations for fire extinguishing systems: Firepacks.

1981

The Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen offices move from Rotterdam to the Hoedemakersstraat in Zwijndrecht.

1955

Soon after the Rotterdam opening, Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen begins specialising in pump units that are powered by diesel engines, and used in dewatering projects foreign and domestic. The world of insurance approaches Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen for the use of pump in fire safety, giving rise to a specialisation in Firepacks for sprinkler installations.

               

1950

Van Wijk & Boerma Groningen grows and opens its second office in Rotterdam, under the name Van Wijk & Boerma Pompen.

1907

In September of 1907, Van Wijk & Boerma Groningen is founded by Mr Van Wijk and Mr Boerma. Pumps are supplied to various clients from Groningen.