In 1943, Krijn and Ko Pladdet formed Brothers Pladdet BV in Netherlands in the challenging times of German occupation during the Second World War. The brothers Krijn and Ko who had a long experience in agriculture visualized the future of technology in agriculture and started to sell tractors and combines.
Post war period the construction of Dutch infrastructure increased the demand for construction equipment. To meet this demand Brothers Pladdet BV in 1960s designed and manufactured it’s first range of buckets suitable for the earthmoving machines.
During this period a special metalworking department was established with new technologies.
In the midst of these developments son Ko Pladdet and son-in-law Daan de Putter joined the company and took over the management in 1986.
Unfortunately a fire damaging large portion of manufacturing hit the company operations. The strong customer relations, employee and community support helped the company to rebuild its operations with new vision within less than a year time.
The company established a state of art manufacturing and servicing facility to become a leading supplier of construction equipment buckets and attachments, earth moving machinery, forklifts and trucks.
Pladdet BV, since 2009 is led by a professional Board of Directors Jonathan de Putter and Gerrit Cazant. Pladdet BV under this experienced team have strengthened the manufacturing, quality control and servicing operations thereby winning many global customers.
In 2012 the company made the decision to set up a worldwide dealernetwork. The major markets for Pladdet are the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Danmark.