Matador is a service-oriented organization founded in 1895 and has been located in Helvoirt, the Netherlands, since 1952.
With 9,000 m2 of floor area, more than 85 trained professionals and over 100 years of expertise in the steel sector, we are especially proud of our own brand MATADOR®; consisting of wheelbarrows, hand trucks and tools.
Matador is your reliable partner for non-cutting applications for metal tubes, constructions and metal sheets.
With Custom Metal-OEM, Matador also delivers a wide range of products to meet the special needs of our customers. With our full service concept we can develop almost everything in-house: an efficient and cost-effective advantage.
Real quality Dutch design: made in Holland
All our wheelbarrows, metal building equipment, plates, cars, turntable trailers, steel trolleys and platform trucks are completely manufactured in our plant in the Netherlands.
Custom Metal-OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing)
With Custom Metal-OEM, Matador also delivers a wide range of products to meet the special needs of our customers.
With our full service concept we can develop almost everything in-house: an efficient and cost-effective advantage. Read more >>
Why Matador BV?
√ More than 100 years of experience
√ Steel expert
√ Co-operation with inventors and designers
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Sole agent for excellent products
Matador B.V. is sole agent for a number of companies in Taiwan, Japan and the United States of America such as Prestar and Bishamon.
These global operating companies manufacture products, mainly for logistics and internal transportation, which are famous because of
their brand name and excellent quality.
MATADOR ® wheelbarrows
As you may expect of more than a century of experience the Matador wheelbarrow is a quality product.
All Matador wheelbarrows are known for their sustainable powder coating (in all possible RAL-colours),
easy running, pressed trays with rounded rims, oval piping to assure optimal grip,
a completely welded frame and ergonomically balanced weight distribution.
Product improvement and innovation is an ongoing process at Matador.
√ Sustainable powder coating
√ Easy running
√ Pressed trays with rounded rims
√ Oval piping and optimal grip
√ Ergonomically balanced weight distribution
√ Welded frame
Since the establishment in 1895 by Dirk de Jong, Matador BV has -due to expansion- regularly moved.
Matador BV thus already exists more than 100 years, including 50 years as an expert in the steel field.
Our company has a factory site that has expanded up to 15.000m² and has a floor area of 9,000 m²,
where approximately 75 well trained professionals are employed.
1895 -Founding of Matador (at that time known as
De Jong’s Wheelbarrow Factory) by Dirk de Jong.
The plant is situated outside the dikes of Hardinxveld-Giessendam.
1910 – The factory
The production of wooden wheelbarrows.
1922 – Thijs de Jong, (jongest, 5e) son of Dirk, works in the
meantime in his fathers factory. The plant is situated outside the
dikes of Hardinxveld-Giessendam
1923 – Thijs de Jong launches an oil trade and a forges the
steel shafts: produced for wooden wheelbarrow wheels.
1946 – Thijs de Jong is able, because of his experience with the
axle production, to devellop complete steel barrows.
The brand name Matador is born
1952 – in Zaltbommel, the specialised wheelfactory has
1954 – The Factory moves to Helvoirt (formerly Milkfactory
St. Lucia); relocation due to lack of space and personnel.
1955 – in Zaltbommel, the specialised wheelfactory has
2008 – Matador France Sarl is established.
In Paris a sales office and showroom are being established
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