ABF’s opening times in December

By Arjen van Beek - 3 Dec 2018

ABF’s opening times in December

In December too, ABF can be reached until 17:59 (CET) almost every working day. However, please take note of our amended opening times: Day                 Date             Opening Times            Due to          Wednesday 5/12/2018 Open until 16:00 Sinterklaas (Saint Nicolas) Thursday 20/12/2018 Open until 17:00 Staff Party Monday 24/12…

Read more

Blog: Getting ready for the future

By Peter Wijburg - 28 Nov 2018

Blog: Getting ready for the future

Thinking about the ABF tomorrow by upgrading it today With the ambition to provide the best and most convenient online shopping experience comes the responsibility of creating a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Just about a year ago, we transformed the web shop into the new ABF.store, an online shop that has since facilitated thousands of transactions and provided excellent service to customers t…

Read more

ABF is closing at 16:00 this Friday (30.11) for upgrade ERP system

By Arjen van Beek - 28 Nov 2018

ABF is closing at 16:00 this Friday (30.11) for upgrade ERP system

We are upgrading our ERP system to a new version. That means that on 30.11 we will close quoting and order processing earlier at 16:00. This enterprise resource planning (ERP)-system is the root of all of our work, ranging from purchasing, warehouse management, to quality control, sales, and ultimately; logistics. By upgrading ours to the EnterpriseOne 9.2 version of Oracle's JD Edwards…

Read more

New record: 7,000,000 bearings and electric motors

9 Jul 2018

New record: 7,000,000 bearings and electric motors

A new record for ABF! In July our stock grew to more than 7,000,000 bearings and electric motors. We want to serve our customers worldwide at lightning speed. That is why we have always strived to build one of the largest stocks of bearings, electric motors and related items. We have invested heavily in new stock in recent years and we are proud that we have now passed the 7,000,000 mark. Do…

Read more

Blog: Breaking up the big application

25 Jun 2018

Blog: Breaking up the big application

The last couple of years there has been a strong focus on microservices in about every architecture talk I've heard or seen. I believe every developer, project manager and business owner sees advantages in having multiple small services over one big application. I also believe there are big advantages but like anything in IT there are always trade offs. What's a (micro)service? I believe the ter…

Read more

Niels Boot says goodbye to ABF

28 Mar 2018

Niels Boot says goodbye to ABF

After a successful period at ABF, Niels Boot (Warehouse Manager) has decided to take on a new challenge in his career. ABF has undergone great improvements under the supervision of Niels. In particular, the design and commissioning of warehouse 7 and 8, the extension of our opening hours until 17:59 pm and the efficiency improvements in our incoming and outgoing goods flow. With the start of…

Read more

Winners Find & Win contest!

15 Mar 2018

Winners Find & Win contest!

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who participated in our Find & Win contest and helped make it a success!  We have selected the 16 winners with a random generator, we have sent a personal email to the winners so if you are one of the lucky winners check it out! For all the non-winners or people who did miss out this contest, try your luck next time for any contest in the future…

Read more

Welcome Sergio!

2 Mar 2018

Welcome Sergio!

We welcome Sergio Finotti as our new Account Manager Italy. With his Italian roots and experience in Account Management, we are sure Sergio is a great addition to the ABF Sales Team. “I am amazed with the professionalism at ABF. All processes are well thought off and highly automated. I look forward to serving our Italian customers with their requests for bearings and electric motors”, comm…

Read more

Customer served in the middle of the night (video)

19 Feb 2018

Customer served in the middle of the night (video)

We were happy to help a good customer of ours getting one of the biggest automotive production plants in Europe running again. Our customer called our 24/7 emergency service (+31 (0)165 722 030) on a Saturday night. Our colleague got right on it and picked the urgently needed bearing in the middle of night (see video below), so it could be delivered by courier at the automotive plant. Glad we co…

Read more

A new milestone for ABF. We just did it ‒ sent our 100,000 quote

24 Nov 2017

A new milestone for ABF. We just did it ‒ sent our 100,000 quote

ABF has hit a milestone. Its account managers have drafted and sent more than 100,000 quotes. One of our German customers had the honour of receiving the 100,000 quote. This customer happily accepted an appropriate memento to mark this occasion. Our aim is to respond to each request for bearings and electro motors within 15 minutes. Have you already received a quote for one of our 6,000,000 bea…

Read more