Recycling is in our nature

Since 1947, long before circularity and sustainability were the norm, VS Rubber Recycling has been working green, with a strong emphasis on circularity and sustainability, reducing our footprint.

From 1947 to the presentover 75 years in a nutshell

Takeover by Hans van Someren
Jakobs Rubber Recycling B.V. was sold to Hans van Someren and in 1998 the company thus became part of the Van Someren family.
Takeover firm H. Verhoeve
The family business took over the Tricht-based H. Verhoeve company, adding inner tubes to its range.
Takeover 3R
The company acquired 3R in Belgium, expanding its offering to include rubber granulate and cryogenic powder, for sports surfaces, insulation material and safety tiles, as well as for toll grinding, among others.
Start America
The new VS Rubber Inc. started in America as a capacity expansion to serve the North American market directly.
Relocating to Venlo
The factory in Nijnsel became too small and the family business moved to a state-of-the-art premises in Venlo and the company name changed to VS Rubber Recycling B.V. (VS now stands for ‘Van Someren’).
Takeover of Rübenach KG
The operations of Düsseldorf-based Rübenach KG were taken over and integrated in Venlo. From then on, under the name VS Rubber Products, the company also produced finished products such as rubber bands and straps from inner tubes.
Entry Christian, Linda and Robert
Hans van Someren’s children joined the company: Christian, Linda and Robert van Someren.
Acquisition of Rubberindustrie EBO
VS Rubber Recycling acquired Rubberindustrie EBO, adding to its range of new rubber and custom rubber products.
Rebranding VS Rubber companies
Since Hans van Someren’s takeover in 1998, VS Rubber has acquired and established several companies. To create recognisability and uniformity, it was decided to continue under 2 different companies. The branches in Venlo, Dilsen-Stokkem & Lebanon PA will continue under the name VS Rubber Recycling. The Geldrop branch (formerly Rubberindustrie EBO) will continue under the name VS Rubber Products.

The power of a family business

The ‘VS’ in VS Rubber Recycling stands for Van Someren. Father Hans van Someren laid the foundations for the growth of VS Rubber Recycling and VS Rubber Products, which the children Christian, Linda and Robert van Someren are building on now and in the future. Linda focuses on HR, Robert on production and quality and Christian concentrates on purchase, sales and transport. The team of over 40 employees also feels part of the family, which has always remained close-knit with the great growth over all these years.

Future and innovation

VS Rubber Recycling is building for the future from a stable foundation: a strong family business, international branches and a wide range of rubber recycling and production. The new Van Someren generation has its sights set on the future. Christian, Linda and Robert are building on the same working methods and service that made the company great and adding their fresh approach. This way, VS Rubber Recycling continues to innovate its production process, digitalise its services and strengthen its offering. Now and later.

Our figures

tonnes per year
3 locations
Quality management
5 continents
Quality management
How our process works

Corporate social responsibility

ISO 9001
Quality management in practice
1,000+ solar panels
Average of 200,000 kWh per year
Recognised learning company
Building a smart generation
Economical fleet
Driving on 100% Bio Diesel
Circulating rubber waste
Fully circular

At VS Rubber, CSR is more than just a buzzword; it is at the heart of who we are and how we do business. From our inception, we have been committed to balancing economic, social and environmental concerns.

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