In 1980 Herbert Meulenbroek founded his own company: Meulenbroek Jachtbouw. The first major assignment was to build a hull of a 10-meter motor yacht. Through a recycling company in Enschede he came into contact with a German company that had about 60 waste presses in the Netherlands. Herbert was going to do the service and maintenance for that German company. It was then that younger brother Maarten joined the business.
In 1981 the German company also offered representation in addition to service and maintenance for the machines in the Netherlands. Then the oldest brother Joost also joined the business. It soon became apparent that there was a demand for small compactor containers in the Netherlands. Meulenbroek then designed and built the first waste compactor. The first press was a fact, the KPC 4500. The KPC 4500 was sold in the Netherlands under the name Meulenbroek. In Germany, especially after the fall of the Berlin wall, there appeared to be a large market for smaller compactors.
which also started the first export. In May 1985 contact was made with a Swedish firm. The first export order to Sweden followed in September of that year. Sweden is still one of the countries to which is exported. However, exports are becoming increasingly important. At the moment you can see our compactors at work in: England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Cyprus, France, Portugal, Chile, Curaçao, Japan and China.