About us

Innovative technology for crop handling

Over the years, we have developed into a leading manufacturer of machines for storing, grading and processing potatoes, onions, carrots and other agricultural crops. On this page you can read more about our history and activities.

SINCE 1938
WHAT STARTED AS A FARRIER...
What started in 1938 as a farrier, has grown over the years into a leading manufacturer of machines for the storage, grading and bagging of potatoes, onions, carrots and other agricultural crops. The step from farrier to manufacturer of agricultural machinery is smaller than it seems. Our location, Franeker, is located in an important potato growing area and in order to achieve more efficient business operations, the seed potato growers felt the need to mechanize.
MORE THAN 80 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE!
THE THIRD GENERATION
The third generation of Bijlsma is now at the wheel and you can find our red-yellow machines everywhere around the world, because the quality and performance of a “Bijlsma Hercules” are recognized on every continent. Sales, engineering, production, mounting and service are all centrally controlled from the head office in Franeker. Thanks to more than 80 years of knowledge and experience, we can guarantee you the most optimal solution in every situation.