Genap is the specialist in the field of foil structures and foil applications for the horticultural and agricultural sectors and for civil engineering infrastructure projects. Customised foil structures are produced at our factory in `s-Heerenberg in the Netherlands, where we also have our own laboratory and research & development department. Our SHE (SCC) certified technicians work around the world on a daily basis delivering solutions to defend against, store, cover and retain a range of liquids, solid matter and gasses. The development and production of solutions for the storage of drinking water has recently been added to this because the demand for water storage is increasing worldwide and the possibilities of plastic foils in this area are diverse, sustainable and affordable.

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Goorsestraat 1 , `s-Heerenberg , 7041 GA 7041 GA Netherlands

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Genap is the specialist in the field of foil structures and foil applications for the horticultural and agricultural sectors and for civil engineering infrastructure projects. Customised foil structures are produced at our factory in 's-Heerenberg in the Netherlands, where we also have our own laboratory and research & development department.

Our SHE (SCC) certified technicians work around the world on a daily basis delivering solutions to defend against, store, cover and retain a range of liquids, solid matter and gasses. The development and production of solutions for the storage of drinking water has recently been added to this because the demand for water storage is increasing worldwide and the possibilities of plastic foils in this area are diverse, sustainable and affordable.

From the design of the solution, through to realisation, we undertake everything in house and can therefore guarantee quality to the highest level. It is for good reason that during the last 60 years Genap has grown to become Europe’s leading company when it comes to processing and application of geosynthetics.

“To create waterproof solutions for all of our clients”

Genap focuses on using plastic foils in total concepts for the storage and separation of liquids, in particular water. Through continuous innovation and collaboration with parties that contribute additional expertise, Genap is able to provide its clients with high-quality solutions for the horticultural and agricultural sectors and for civil engineering infrastructure projects. The development of foil solutions for drinking water has been recently added and this forms a significant mainstay for the future.

Throughout the world we are seeing an increasing demand for water storage. In addition to our home market in the Netherlands we also focus on exporting our solutions. From our site in Kenya we serve the African market with solutions that we produce locally. In addition, we are constantly seeking new ‘resellers’ in order to strengthen and to expand our international distribution network.

Genap is unique in that it is able to utilise its own R&D, production and installation facilities. The driving force behind our solutions is our 60 staff who focus daily on creating sustainable, waterproof solutions – with passion and expertise. In addition, we are always aware of the effects that our operational processes can have on the environment and we aim to address these in a responsible manner. For us, Corporate Social Responsibility therefore means making integral sustainable choices. All of this has brought Genap to where it is today and we wish to share it and help contribute towards the success of our clients.

On the basis of our mission: “To create waterproof solutions for all of our clients” our foil structure solutions have to be watertight and able to last up to 100 years. To achieve this, quality is an important core value within our organisation and is therefore embedded in all of our departments and business processes.

Genap is ISO-certified (9001:2008). The procedures for the various business processes are therefore recorded organisation-wide and are subjected to annual internal and external audits. In addition, we hold the VCA* process certificate; this certificate guarantees safety and a responsible approach to production and assembly of products of plastic foil, or the application of it in the projects.

The quality of a foil structure is determined by the material and the method of processing. The authorities have drawn up various certificates or assessment guidelines (BRLs) for these, which contain the minimum requirements that a product or process must meet. For the processing of plastic foil we hold BRL 1149/K537. We also process materials that have a specific product certificate and foil materials that are certified according to DIBt or BAM.

To be able to check the quality of our foil materials and welded seams we have our own laboratory with an air-conditioned room for, amongst other things, tensile and peeling tests, where the tests are conducted in accordance with the prescribed standards. The certificates and the associated assessment guideline are prepared by Kiwa and are evaluated/audited annually.

Genap is a multifaceted company whose core activity is the processing of plastic foil structures. Genap offers opportunities for the most wide-ranging of people from different backgrounds, education and careers. This is in part because we control the total chain from design and production of our solutions, through to installation.

Working at Genap means you will be challenged - on the one hand to familiarise yourself with a large variety of products and international markets and, on the other hand, to help meet the growing demand for our solutions that are exported worldwide. At Genap we have three important fundamentals that we can summarize in a single sentence: we want to work in an innovativeenvironment, whereby the client and the quality are central. Would you also like to be part of our inspiring firm?

Thinking sustainable – acting sustainable

An increasing scarcity of raw materials and the enormous negative impact on the environment by man is a growing worldwide problem. Genap is therefore fully aware of its responsibility and does not intend to stay on the sidelines when it comes to sustainability. This translates into the choices we make with regard to energy management, buying in products with an environmental quality label, the use of energy-efficient vehicles and targets for our CO2 footprint.

We are fully aware of the impact that our business processes have on our environment and we aim to manage this in a responsible manner. For us, our Corporate Social Responsibility therefore means: making integrated sustainable choices.

Green Farming

Genap is also pleased to provide its expertise and product innovation in the field of international (development) collaboration. An example of this is Green Farming: a programme for Dutch horticultural suppliers who are active in exporting goods, services, knowledge and advice to the Ethiopian and Kenyan market.

The programme is intended to promote the export of Dutch products through concerted action in the Ethiopian and Kenyan market. In addition, the programme also focuses on intensifying collaboration between the Dutch members and Ethiopian and Kenyan businesses and organisations in the field of research, development and production.

Green Farming is coordinated by sector organisation AVAG and DLV Plant and is supported by the Ministry for International Trade and Development Collaboration. Wageningen UR (the university and research centre based in Wageningen, Netherlands) further strengthens the cluster in the field of research. Within the framework of this collaboration, Genap has developed and installed fully enclosed water reservoirs and silos at the Van den Berg Roses demonstration project in Naivasha, Kenya.