June 1, 1999

Founding of JD Engineers B.V.

Founding of JD Engineers B.V.

Founding of JD Engineers B.V. by Jasper Kruizinga and Doeke Holtrop.
Providing service for folding and gluing machines (especially Tanabe) and die-cutting machines.
Commenced development of upgrades for folding and gluing machines (version 1).

2002

First employee

Hiring of the first employee

Hiring of the first employee.

2003

Release of version 2

Upgrade version 2 and expansion to 7 employees

Release of version 2 of the upgrades and expansion to 7 employees.

2004

Sales outside Europe

Version 3 and even more employees

Release of version 3 and sales in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand, with an increase to 11 employees.

2005

A new collaboration

Development of the Turbox folding and gluing machine

Collaboration with Bahmüller and development of the Turbox folding and gluing machine.

2006

First Turbox deliverd in Germany

Turbox deliverd in Germany

First Turbox folding and gluing machine delivered in Germany.

2007

Even more employees

Even more employees

Now with 15 employees.

2010

Release of version 4

In 2010 we had 19 employees

Release of version 4 of the upgrades.
Now with 19 employees.

2012

35 machines in the market

Expanded collaboration with Tanabe

Termination of collaboration with Bahmüller (35 machines in the market) and expanded collaboration with Tanabe to develop a new machine. Tanabe provides the mechanical machine, and JD Engineers provides the control and various sections, resulting in the new Tanabe JD BOXR.

2013

Sold the 1st JD BOXR

Sold the 1st JD BOXR to a customer in England

The first Tanabe JD BOXR is sold to a customer in England.

2014

Waterproof boxes

Development of the Ejection Unit and T-Unit

Development of the Ejection Unit and T-Unit (for folding waterproof boxes) for the Tanabe JD BOXR.

2015

Tanabe JD BOXR

Sold a JD BOXR in the USA

The first Tanabe JD BOXR is sold in the USA.

2016

A new building

Is JD Engineers going to move into a new building?

First concrete plans for a new building.

2017

10 Tanabe JD BOXR machines

40 employees and a total of 10 Tanabe JD BOXR machines sold

A total of 10 Tanabe JD BOXRs sold.
Now with 40 employees.
Sale of a new version of the Tri-Feeder (two in the USA and one in Germany).

2018

New energy-neutral building

Moved into a new headquarter and development & installation of the 1st JD ERSX machine

Opening of the new energy-neutral building in Joure at De Koevorde 1.
Development and installation of the first JD ERSX (Energy Reducing Safety Extension) solution, in this case, for a J&L machine.

2020

25 machines!

Now sold a total of 25 JD BOXR machines

25 Tanabe JD BOXR folding and gluing machines sold and installed.

2021

Covid

Development of the first JD ERSX on a Bobst Domino 165

The year of Corona, but also the development of the first JD ERSX on a Bobst Domino 165.
Development and sale of print adjustment for a Bobst 160A.
Development of Direct Servo drive.

2022

Extra wide blanks

The development of the JD FUZR

Development of the JD FUZR section to produce extra-wide boxes.
Development of the Tanabe JD BOXR 3200 wide.

2023

New version of the Tanabe JD BOXR

New version of the Tanabe JD BOXR and Tri/Twin-Feeder

Further development of the new version of the Tanabe JD BOXR and Tri/Twin-Feeder.