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Meet our new CEO

By Arjen van Beek - 10 Jun 2021

Meet our new CEO

A recent change at ABF at board level has led to the appointment of a new CEO. We would like to introduce you to: Ben van Oosterhout. A familiar face indeed. Ben has been working as Commercial Director at ABF for eight years. His appointment as CEO means that he succeeds Quirijn Fabrie. As a result, the family business, founded in 1992 by Aad Fabrie, is even better prepared for the future. In h…

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Over 10 million bearings and electric motors

By Arjen van Beek - 8 Feb 2021

Over 10 million bearings and electric motors

Milestone reached! Year after year, we have made substantial investments in our stock. We are continuously adding new products and series. Recently, we passed a special number. The ABF warehouse now contains over 10 million bearings and electric motors! Such a considerable stock does not form overnight. In 2008, the number stood at 1 million units. In 2011, this number doubled and since then, w…

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How is the ABF forest developing?

By Arjen van Beek - 4 Jan 2021

How is the ABF forest developing?

Last December, as part of our annual charity project, we planted 200 Moringa trees in Kenya in partnership with Treedom. It’s time for a short update. Why was this campaign important? Treedom supports farmers in poor countries with small-scale forestry projects. ABF asked Treedom to plant a Moringa forest. Recently the first trees were transferred from a nursery to the fields of local farmers…

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 news page

By Claartje Schoonebeek - 29 May 2020

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 news page

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is keeping the world in an iron grip. ABF strives to minimise the risk and consequences for both our staff and our customers. ABF therefore continuously observes all precautionary measures. This means that, within ABF, the guidelines of our government are strictly adhered to. Fortunately, even in this exceptional situation ABF is able to continue its dai…

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Your own delivery note with your order

By Arjen van Beek - 18 May 2020

Your own delivery note with your order

Sending your order directly to your customer, including your own delivery note? It is now possible to add your own delivery note to your order in the ABF online store. "For years we’ve had the option to ship a package without mentioning ABF to 'our client's client'," says Sander Oorthuijs, Sales Manager at ABF. "This enables our customers to supply their clients directly from our stock". "…

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Adjusted opening times during spring 2020

By Claartje Schoonebeek - 23 Apr 2020

Adjusted opening times during spring 2020

ABF has adjusted opening times on the following upcoming public holidays, about which we would like to keep you informed. We are open on Kings Day (27 April), Labour Day (1 May) and Liberation Day (5 May). You can reach us from 8:30 – 17:59 (CET) as usual. On Ascension Day and Pentecost Monday, our 24/7 Emergency Service is available, if you need a bearing or electric motor urgently. Da…

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Try our new quote tool

By Arjen van Beek - 2 Mar 2020

Try our new quote tool

You want your bearings and electric motors quickly. Therefore, we want to help you even quicker. With our new quote tool, you can now request super-fast quotes directly from the ABF online store. Select the bearings and electric motors that you need. Specify the preferred delivery address. And that’s all! We aim to send your quote within 15 minutes. Quotes include transport costs, to the s…

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Thank you for your vote during our Christmas campaign

By Claartje Schoonebeek - 8 Jan 2020

Thank you for your vote during our Christmas campaign

Many of you voted for our Christmas campaign last month. We feel proud that we raised the splendid sum total of €9,627. We'll divide this up based on your votes between War Child, the WWF and Animal Aid Unlimited. The final amount includes donations from our staff, for which we are very grateful. Part of the donation to War Child will be used on the project ‘Can't Wait to Learn’ for th…

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ABF’s changed opening hours in December

By Claartje Schoonebeek - 18 Dec 2019

ABF’s changed opening hours in December

ABF can be reached until 17:59 (CET) almost every working day. However, we have amended opening hours around the upcoming holidays that we’d like to keep you informed about: Day Date Opening hours Tuesday 24/12/2019 Open until 16:00 (CET) Wednesday 25/12/2019 Closed Thursday 26/12/2019 Closed Tuesday 31/12/2019 Open until 16:00 (CET) Wednesday 1/1/2020 …

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Donation to charities these holidays

By Claartje Schoonebeek - 9 Dec 2019

Donation to charities these holidays

The Christmas spirit. Got it. The holidays are approaching, and we are looking forward to the cheerfully lit streets and the time spend with our friends and family. But not everyone in the world is as privileged as we are in the Netherlands. As ABF, we want to remember that. That is why, this year, we will donate the budget of your Christmas gifts to three charities that are close to our hea…

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