Drukkerij Vrijdag, a converter of prime labels based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, is 100 years old. The company celebrated its centary on April 9 with a big party for past and present employees.
The occasion drew notice from high places. Queen Beatrix, monarch of the Netherlands, granted a royal warrant of appointment to the company, which was presented by the lord mayor of Eindhoven, and which gives the company the rigth to refer to itself as “Purveyor to Her Majesty the Queen by Royal Warrant”. In addition, P.L. Vrijdag, owner, former managing director of the company and grandson of the founder, was made a Companion of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Drukkerij Vrijdag employs 120 people and operates worldwide; 65 percent of its products are exported to Europe, the USA and the Caribbean. The company specializes in luxury labels and packaging for beer, Champagne, chocolate, cosmetics, soft drinks, spirits, coffee, tobacco and food, among other markets.
Vrijdag is proud of its knowledge and experience of finishing techniques, such as bronzing, varnishing, hot foil stamping, diecutting and embossing. According to Managing Director Rob Steinweg, “actively working with the client, from the design stage through to the finished product on the shelves” will continue to be the company’s mission.
Top photo, from left: Owner and Former Managing Director
P.L. Vrijdag; Managing Director R.A.J.Q. Steinweg;