DMT was founded in 1987 by Rob Dirkse. The company was originally based in the cellar of Rob’shouse in Heerenveen, and, via the former library in Heerenveen, subsequently established itself in 2003 in its current premises in the industrial area of Joure.
Trained as a chemist, Rob Dirkse worked in various technical fields. He was frequently confronted with matters such as odour abatement and other environmental problems. Due to new legislation at the end of the 80’s, a large environmental clean-up began. The enormous demand for ground water purification enabled DMT to excel. Our solutions soon gained a reputation in markets such as China, South-America and Europe. In 2001 founder Rob Dirkse retired and he was succeeded by his son Erwin, who had been managing director since 1999. Our company became more internationally oriented, and in 2003 the first trade missions took place in Hungary, Japan, and Spain.
The fact that environmental legislation became a key issue within the EU helped us secure an international market. DMT strengthened its international network with a team of committed and professional agents and distributors. Today DMT employs around 55 employees, has 20 international sales managers, maintains extensive relationships with knowledge institutes, and provides 24/7 services worldwide.
DMT operates on the successful ‘The Big Five for Life’ principle. This principle combines the five most important goals of each employee with the five most important goals of our company. Big Five for Life is a method to make companies and people more successful.
Sijbe Bonsma, independent HR manager at DMT: “The ultimate challenge is to synergize the individual employees’ motivation with the company’s objectives. This results in an organisation in which everyone is enthusiastic, passionate and focused on collective goals.”
It makes DMT distinctive in every respect within its business sector. The performance further improves and the company is ready for future growth. John P. Strelecky developed the Big Five for Life concept and describes the business principles in his book “The Big Five For Life – What great leaders do.” Strelecky's vision has inspired us in our daily operations, just as it has done with business leaders worldwide.
DMT increasingly seeks to develop sustainable innovations. We are continuously looking for new and more innovative technologies, and in doing so we strive to achieve a unique position and cooperation with other knowledge partners.
DMT has designed a specific membrane system for extracing CO2 from biogas. In order to share and further develop state-of-the-art technology, we and our specialised partners have realised the Accress pilot project in Lelystad.
Our extensive experience, built up over many years on the field of biogas upgrading and water treatment, enables us to help you to maximise your Return on Investment (ROI). As a quality-driven organisation, we continuously work on creating further advantages for our customers. Smart engineering and the use of selected materials are allowing for the best Total Cost of Ownership. TCO means we look at all the costs, including depreciation, to give you an advantage in your investments. The focus of DMT is to develop techniques to recover products which can be sold. This philosophy is a true circular economy in which we develop sustainable solutions in a prosperous way.
To create a clear and prosperous future
We contribute to a sustainable future without making concessions to prosperity. We develop smart technology that benefits our planet and its people. Our innovative designs, plants and service distinguish themselves in terms of quality and return on investments. Cooperating with our clients and the exchange of knowledge with our partners are key elements. Both are achieved thanks to our greatest capital: our team of enthusiastic people who continuously strive to improve themselves.