About Us

Our Company, Our Values

Safety, Performance and Reliability are the core values of Duiker which we express in all the products we manufacture. Over the years we have seen our presence extending from New Zealand to Alaska and from Argentina to Siberia making us a truly global company. With our technology extending to a wide range of processes and industries, our roots however have remained firmly embedded in the petrochemical sector, specifically manufacturing combustion equipment for sulphur recovery units which remains our largest market today.

A Rich History

As a machine factory, we started with the manufacturing of burners and associated equipment. As an engineering firm, Duiker supplies much more than that. With our expertise in process combustion equipment covering many industries, we are often involved in projects from as early as the stage of feasibility study until the decommissioning activities and in every step in between. For our customers it simply boils down to the following: Improve your technology. Meet your Targets. Lower Your Costs.

1919

Foundation of Technisch Bureau J. Duiker (Technical Firm J. Duiker)

   

1937

Foundation of the Duiker workshop

1942
J. Duiker en Co’s Fabriek van Apparaten en Werktuigen (J. Duiker and Co. Factory of Machines and Tools) is listed as a joint-stock company
1961
J. Duiker en Co’s Fabriek van Apparaten en Werktuigen becomes a publicly traded company at the Amsterdam stock exchange
1961
The First Luynet Multiple Vortex Burners are installed in the sulphur recovery units of the Shell Godorf and Haven refineries
1962
At the annual general meeting it is decided to change the company name to Duiker Apparatenfabriek (Duiker Machine Factory)
1964
The design of the Luynet Multiple Vortex Burner is standardized and Shell publishes the Manual for the Design and Construction of LMV H2S Burners and Line Burners
1972
To handle the large demand for burners Duiker Projekten (Duiker Projects) is founded as a subsidiary of Duiker Apparatenfabriek
1978
Babcock Contractors Ltd. purchases Duiker Projekten and renames it Babcock Duiker
1985
Duiker, Goar Allison and Air Products introduce oxygen enrichment to sulphur recovery units through the COPE process
1989
Laidlaw Drew purchases Babcock Duiker and renames it LD Duiker
2004
After a management buyout the company is renamed Duiker Combustion Engineers
2009
Duiker moves to a new office and research facility in Wateringen, The Netherlands
2010
Duiker develops and sells the first commercial Stoichiometric-Controlled Oxidation (SCO) Unit
2012
Duiker opens a sales office in Beijing, China
2014
Duiker Services is founded as an independent daughter company