History

DiBO Milestones: then and now...

 

1970 - 1972

Mr Christ van den Borne, founder of the brand name DiBO started in Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) with his first company.

1972 - 1978

He specialized his company in the sales of pressure washers /  high pressure cleaners.

1978 - 1980

Mr van den Borne started with the in-house production of cold-water pressure washers under the DiBO brand name in Arendonk (Antwerp province, Belgium). This initial production was a modest start, with 5 employees and 250 m² of business premises.

1980

DiBO started with their own development of hot-water high pressure cleaners/ hot-water pressure washers.

1980 - 1990

The production area was expanded to 2500 m² and the number of employees rose to 15.

1989 - 2004

DiBO has set up specific subsidiaries such as sales and service centres in the Netherlands and in Belgium:

  • DiBO Benelux BV at Waardenburg (NL) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: Retailing - cold and hot water pressure washers for private use and industrial cleaning - vacuum cleaners - sweepers - scrubbers - accessories for cleaning equipment.
  • DiBO Zwijndrecht BV at Zwijndrecht (NL) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: manufacturing and food industry - industrial cleaning equipment.
  • DiBO Nieuw-Vennep BV at Nieuw-Vennep (NL) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: Cleaning industry - equipment for contract cleaning, pressure washers for industrial cleaning, window wash, wall cleaning...
  • DiBO Car-& Truckwash BV at Waalwijk (NL) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: Car wash equipment and Specialisation: Car wash, Truck wash, bus-, metro-,train- and tram cleaning installations, Tank cleaning and wheel wash systems.
  • DiBO Antwerpen NV at Wommelgem (B) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: Retailing, cleaning and manufacturing sectors - cold and hot water pressure washers for private use and industrial cleaning - vacuum cleaners - sweepers - scrubbers - accessories for cleaning equipment, equipment for contract cleaning, pressure washers for industrial cleaning in trailer version.
  • DiBO Deinze NV at Deinze (B) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: manufacturing and food industry - industrial cleaning equipment.
  • DiBO Car- & Truckwash NV at Borgerhout (B) - Sales and service company - Specialisation: Car wash equipment and Specialisation: Car wash, Truck wash, bus-, metro-,train- and tram cleaning installations, Tank cleaning and wheel wash systems.

1999 - 2000

The total business premises of the DiBO Group now cover 10 000 m².DiBO employs 120 people, 40 of whom work in production, and about 80 are responsible for administration, sales, installation and service.

An export department was set up to handle the ever-increasing production, and it distributes DiBO high-pressure cleaners and pressure washers in Europe and in other markets in Asia, Africa and Australia.

2001-2005 

DiBO carried on with its industrial philosophy and the amelioration of its products.

Launching of the mobile high pressure unit on trailer up to 500 bar working pressure at al flow rate of 1800 l/h.

DiBO optimized the company organisation and expanded with a complete range of industrial cleaning products for personal hygiene, equipment … for industrial application.

2006 

DiBO Nederland BV - Waardenburg (NL) - DiBO joined her dutch companies into one new building.

2007 

DiBO introduces a new high pressure washer on trailer with a working pressure up to 600 bar: high pressure washer DiBO JMB-L 600/30.

DiBO NV modernize her production department, with a lifting device and tackle for a faster service towards the product demand.

DiBO extends its activities beyond the borders and founds the German branch at Lingen.

2008 

DiBO introduces two completely new high pressure washers: a new cold water high pressure washer, the ECN and a new hot water high pressure washer, the IBH.
Both are completely renewed. They have a modern ergonomic design, are provided with the newest technologies, and built with high quality materials.

The new hot water high pressures washers have the new DiBO GreenBoiler integrated.
This completely new high tech heating system was also developed by DiBO and has the following benefits:

  • Fuel saving
  • More ecological
  • Low maintenance cost
  • High efficiency (>92%)
  • Low CO² emission

As you can see, 2008 was an innovating year for our cold and warm water high pressure cleaners, especially with view to a green future!

2009

DiBO Antwerp moves... Begin 2009 the construction for a new building in Wommelgem has started. In November 2009 the works are finished and DiBO Antwerp NV takes residence in the new premises, located at the SMB-parc Kapelleveld - Sint-Jansveld 7 in Wommelgem.

Product development also continues: the GreenBoiler becomes standard in the JMB-H high pressure cleaners on trailer and a skid version of this high pressure unite is launched. Thanks to its functionality it is wanted by enterpreneurs with varying cleaning purposes. Also launched: 2 versions of a mobile burner module with GreenBoiler, called theDiBO HotBox. The ECS scrubber-drier is launched, which allows, with one machine only, to clean by use of both microfibretextile and traditional brushes...

2010-2011

CLEAN GREEN is the motto of DiBO in 2010!! DiBO launches the JMB-H WWC, a new warm water high pressure cleaner on trailer with autonomous vacuum supply, available in various motor/pumpcombinations. WWC stands for Waste Water Control, in other words: the possibility to recover the dirty water immediately. Furthermore, it is possible to connect several professional accessories to this unit, like a floor cleaner, wall cleaner, tank, etc. In short, this new cleaning machine is very ecological and can be used in many sectors.

2012-2013

2012 - DiBO pushes ahead with its green philosophy:

  • Not only inside, now also on the outside: GREEN. From now on the DiBO machines are characterized by their green color.
  • The DiBO type JMB-M high-pressure cleaner on a trailer is now ready for its launch. This new high-pressure cleaner on a trailer is characterized as an exceptionally environmentally friendly, energy-saving high-pressure cleaner on a trailer for professional use.

2013 - The DiBO factory in Arendonk expands. A new production hall measuring 1,000 m² is built to increase production capacity.

  • A new compact cold water high-pressure cleaner sees the light of day: DiBO ECN-S. Quality and high performance in a compact design.

2013 - DiBO brings the new production hall into use. 

  • The existing 6,000m² of production space is extended by no less than 1,000 m². The infrastructure is modernized. An overhead crane is now available for the construction of the high-pressure trailers. Two new testing spaces are also added, one for testing the electrically powered high-pressure cleaners and one for the cleaning machines driven by fuel motors.

2013 - DiBO extends its activities beyond the borders and founds the French branch. DiBO France has since been the point of contact for the French market.

2014-2016

2014 - DiBO again succeeds in lowering fuel consumption with the latest JMB-M 500/30 generation of high-pressure trailers. This is achieved by using a heat-exchanger in combination with a water-cooled motor (Kohler Direct Injection) with ingenious start/stop system.

2016 - DiBO launches the IBH-S, a brand-new hot water high-pressure cleaner that makes use of the Dual Power Heating System. This unique combination of an insulated electrical pre-heating system and the GreenBoiler means there is always a hot water buffer available and the machine consumes less fuel.