BHS Opens European Headquarters

Creation of BHS Europe follows company’s acquisition of Nihot.

March 28, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Eugene, Ore.-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the formation of BHS Europe, headquartered in Amsterdam. The creation of the headquarters follows BHS’ acquisition of Nihot Recycling Technology BV in January.

Heading the new office will be Cees Duijn, who has been named managing director of BHS Europe. He is a longtime industry veteran and director of development at Nihot.

Development  Cees Duijn (right). Duijn is also Managing Director of BHS Europe.

Duijn’s responsibilies will include managing the region’s sales, product delivery and customer service of BHS’ products and systems. The systems feature BHS screening technology, Nihot air technology and National Recovery Technologies’ (NRT) optical sorters. System design and integration is provided by BHS.

“We are committed to providing first-class sales, service and support to our customers throughout the world,” says BHS CEO Steve Miller. “As we continue to build our European footprint and customer base, it’s important to us that we have the pieces in place to support this growth. After working together for many years, I have a great deal of respect for Cees and his team, and am truly excited about the future of BHS Europe under his direction,” Miller adds.

“BHS offers the most innovative and profitable solutions in the industry, and as customers throughout this continent continue to embrace BHS’ premium systems, we will continue to support them,” says Duijn. “BHS Europe reflects a commitment to our customers. As our forward-thinking clientele continues to change the way the world treats waste, BHS will be with them every step of the way.”

BHS provides design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy and construction and demolition industries.

Amsterdam-based Nihot was established in 1945 and is involved in air separation technologies. Nihot’s products and solutions separate waste based on material density and volume, and can be used in a variety of applications such as construction and demolition waste, refuse derived fuel, biomass, municipal solid waste and recyclables.