Past and future intertwined
The rich History of Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo and the Hallen family dates back to the start of the previous century. Just as his father Gustav, August Hallen of Dinxperlo was a certified coppersmith. He started construction of the factory in Doetinchem in 1917 but he sold the property before he even worked from there. Interesting detail; in 1933 the entire factory settled in this factory.
After August Hallen worked from Suderwick for a short time he built a new office building with adjacent weaving factory and dye works in Anholtseweg in Dinxperlo. He focused mainly on the production of blue and green flyscreens. Hard wire was woven with a ring coil for many years, in two shifts. Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo sold the flyscreens at the hardware store.
The office was enlarged, a warehouse was built and Wire Weaving Co. Twente in Hengelo was taken over. The heavy looms DL and DM were put into operation in Dinxperlo. The fine looms followed later.
A new weaving mill was constructed in Weverstraat in Dinxperlo. Behind the wire drawing works a storage place was created. The wire drawing works was extended by two wire drawing machines and an annealing furnace. The construction of ten Alberts wire drawing machines (in-house) made it possible to draw the wire for the mosquite nets in-house. This drawing was necessary for the weaving mill and later for the welding shop.
A carpentry workshop was established for ƒ 2 600,00. In the turbulent war years there were no extensions. Immediately after the war Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo started on a filter unit.
In the years after the war it was difficult to sell large amounts of wire mesh. Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo also extended with a galvanizing plant, metalworking, welding plant, fine weaving plant and nylon weaving plant. The acquired Jaeger mesh welding machines allowed Wire Weaving Co Dinxperlo. to provide a larger range of wire mesh. Around 1950 they had around 104 employees.
In the 1950s Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo started manufacturing tie-down straps for state mines and road construction This is also when the first mudscreens for the oil industry were produced. At the end of 1960 Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo wanted to continue to grow and started looking for new business premises. They found it in Industriestraat in Dinxperlo. The entire synthetic weaving factory relocated here. To meet the demand for semi-finished products, Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo purchased material processing machines, including strip and cut machine, a point and welding machine and excenter press.
Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo began epoxy-coating for protecting, decorating and reinforcing mesh. At this time it was a unique process in wire weaving. The purchased Jaeggli weaving looms with spool and overshot started production of polyethylene fibre and fibre wire mosquito netting
In the 1980’s the innovations followed one after the other. Purchasing a wire gripper machine and a so-called stretch table are proof of this. With the latter Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo was able to make the mesh firmer and flatter. They previously only purchased machines of the brand Jeager, in the 1980’s and 90’s high quality Italian machines were also included. Machines were also developed and built in-house.
In 1992 Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo weaved 500-mesh fabric for the first time. Because Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo was serving increasingly more clients in the food industry, requirements and standards were inflated. The ultrasonic cleaner insures perfect cleaning and the fibre weaving is extended with a number of machines from Miami.
Because, after the turn of the century, decorative mesh had become a trend, Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo installed a new machine, with a width of three meter.
On 15 September 2007 Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo celebrated its 90th birthday. This anniversary was celebrated with all employees at Villa Ruimzicht.
In nearly one hundred years the activities of Wire Weaving Co. Dinxperlo have expanded enormously. Thousands of types of mesh have been developed and manufactured and is delivered worldwide. The machine part offers an enormous variety of looms. Ultrafine wire cloth with 1.300 hair-thin wires per centimeter are produced to coarse mesh with an aperture size of e.g. 5 cm and 4 mm thick. Once woven, many mesh specifications undergo one or more finishing processes in-house. With the correct after treatment they are made suitable for their specific applications.