Rope-maker (Kleine Palen Sneek)

Kleine palen Sneek -plan route

In 2003, Lankhorst Euronete in Sneek celebrated the company's bicentennial. One of the anniversary celebrations was the presentation of a statue for The Touwslager to the former municipality of Sneek. On June 21, 2003 Mayor Mr. Siebold Hartkamp unveiled the bronze Touwslager. The bronze statue was made by artist Frans Ram from Hogebeintum and is about one and a half meters high. Lankhorst Euronete Group B.V. received the right to bear the designation Royal in 2003. The Touwslager stands on the Kleine Palen, almost on the spot where Nicolaas Jurjan Lankhorst took over a linery in 1803. In doing so, he laid the foundation for a company that two hundred years later - across the city canal - grew into an internationally operating business with more than a thousand employees. In the 1960s, the rope maker switched to working with synthetic yarns. After the 1973 oil crisis, Lankhorst developed methods for beneficial use of the synthetic waste. The recycling division led to the production of bollards, pallets and plastic street gullies, among others. In 2003, Lankhorst Euronete is a producer and trader of rope, yarn and net products, water sports equipment and products made from recycled plastic.