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About Injection Moulding Company AKF Plastics

Injection Moulding Since 1930

AKF Plastics The Netherlands

For High-Quality Injection Moulding Solutions.

AKF Plastics has a rich history in providing injection moulding solutions dating back to the 1930s. Since then, we have gained experience and developed craftsmanship with a wide variety of customers. Our mission is to provide the highest quality plastic injection moulding solutions for industrial customers. We aim to do this in the most economical, technical, and socially responsible manner.

The exact founding date of the predecessor company has been lost in the mists of time, but AKF Plastics dates back to the pre-war period, located in the center of Amsterdam. On the interactive timeline below, you can view our historical highlights yourself. You are also warmly invited to visit our production location in Naarden for a tour or to admire our molds in action virtually on the video next to this.

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Valuewheel AKF Plastics Netherlands - Injection Moulding at AKF: Our core values.
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Contingency Production™

AKF Plastics' Renewed Strategy

Contingency Production™ is a strategy aimed at providing stable prices, guaranteed quality, and continuous production, even in times of market uncertainty, through added value, high-quality products, improved service, and reliability. This strategy, introduced in 2023, offers many advantages to AKF’s customers.

  1. Added Value: AKF Plastics goes beyond traditional injection moulding companies.
  2. High Quality: AKF Plastics strives for unmatched quality.
  3. Improved Service: Our company continuously invests in internal optimizations.
  4. Reliability: AKF Plastics is demonstrably reliable as a supply chain partner.

The historical highlights of injection moulding company AKF Plastics

De start van AGF amsterdam
1930
The start of AGF
On the Baarsjesweg (Amsterdam Old-West) was a firm of tool makers named the 'Amsterdamse Gereedschappen Fabriek (AGF) CV', which mainly focused on the production of cutting, bending, tracking and punching stamps for the metal industry.
1930
Opkomende kunststofmarkt amsterdam 1970
1970
Emerging plastic market
In the 1970s, the company gradually started focusing on the production of injection moulds for the emerging plastic market in the Netherlands. The old craft, focused on metal dies, was gradually left behind.
1970
AKF wordt overgekocht 1972
1972
AKF is taken over
In 1972, this company was bought by Jan Willem Knoop, a construction entrepreneur from Groningen, primarily as an investment. The son-in-law and daughter of Mr. Knoop, Cees and Maddy Bakker, became employed in this company.
1972
start van AKF 1980
1980
The start of AKF
In the 1980s the purchase of the first injection moulding machine was made, primarily intended for in-house testing of the injection moulds they produced. The first 0-0 series and the first production series soon followed. The number of injection moulding machines expanded rapidly and the 'Amsterdamse Kunststoffen Fabriek (AKF) BV was established.
1980
AKF AGF Verhuizing naar Naarden
1987
Moving to Naarden
In 1987, the existing housing, still in the middle of Amsterdam's city center, became too small, and the problems with the residential environment too large. It was decided to purchase and occupy a business premises on an industrial estate in Naarden. Both companies moved to Naarden, to the current production location.
1987
spuitgietactiviteit breidt zich uit
1990
The Injection Moulding Activity is Expanding
In the 1990s, the injection moulding production was gradually expanded and the focus shifted permanently from a mould maker, to an injection moulding supplier with its own tool making.
1990
AKF en AGF worden 1 onderneming 1995
1995
AKF and AGF become 1 company
In 1995 the new generation of owners entered the company, and in 1999 both companies were taken over by them. Both business activities were then brought together to form the current company 'AKF / AGF Industry BV'.
1995
AKF Plastics logistiek Uitbreiding
2000
Expansion
In the following years the emphasis was increasingly placed on injection moulding which continued to grow. In 2010, business premises were also added to the company, which until then had been rented from the family.
2000
AKF Plastics verhuist Naarden
2012
AKF is moving
In 2012, the existing accommodation became too small, unsuitable for the business activities, and in urgent need of renovation. In 2012, a start was made on the construction of a new business premises consisting of two state-of-the-art production halls and offices at the location of the existing premises. This construction was completed in 2016 and the company is now ready for the future.
2012
2020
AKF Plastics
AKF/AGF industry becomes AKF Plastics and undergoes a brand makeover. The logo remains the same, but the company name, color scheme, and overall branding are sharpened. AKF Plastics will further focus on the specialist requirements of the Aerospace, Automotive, and Construction Industries. A new 1600-ton injection moulding machine enables AKF to produce large parts in large or smaller specialized series.



2020
Part of value wheel AKF Plastics Netherlands Injection plastic moulding core values 2023
2023
Contingency Production™ Planning
Contingency Production™ is a unique strategy developed by AKF Plastics to provide stability and reliability in the injection moulding production process, even in uncertain market conditions. The strategy is based on four key pillars.
2023
Recycling en CO2 reductie door AKF Plastics- samenwerking TPAC
2023
Sustainable Recycling
AKF Plastics has joined a groundbreaking research and development project in collaboration with TPAC (ThermoPlastics composites Application Center), a part of Saxion University of Applied Sciences. The aim of this project is nothing less than transforming thermoplastic composites from waste into reusable injection molding granules, resulting in a sustainable and circular solution for production waste and end-of-life material.
2023
Zonnepanelen AKF Dak duurzaam MVO ondernemen
2024
Commitment to the Environment
AKF Plastics purchases a piece of forest worth 7.4 hectares and invests in 1,318 solar panels, covering a total area of 2,600 square meters. This marks a new phase in our commitment to environmental protection and sustainable plastic production.
2024

The Team

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Johan Bakker

Sales

+31 (0)6-53922140

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Peter van der Bult

Quality

+31 (0)6 86808987

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Peter Prins

Production

+31 (0)6 86808988

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Theo Rooth

Logistics

+31 (0)6 86808991

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Bob Schrijver

Accounting

+31 (0)6 86808989

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Johan Bakker

Sales

+31 (0)6-53922140

akf-plastics-peter-bult-kwaliteit

Peter van der Bult

Quality

+31 (0)6 86808987

akf-plastics-peter-prins-productie

Peter Prins

Production

+31 (0)6 86808988

akf-plastics-theo-rooth-logistiek

Theo Rooth

Logistics

+31 (0)6 86808991

bob schrijver accountant boekhouder

Bob Schrijver

Accounting

+31 (0)6 86808989

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