Sawmill is founded in partnership between Derk Hendrik Meilink, Albert Meilink and Frederik Willem van Dassen
Modern steam engine saw is commissioned, made by manufacturer Nering & Bögel in Deventer
Meilink is taken over by Frits Braam
Start of container production
Start of packaging activities
Start of Meilink Industrial Packaging in Boxmeer
Meilink 100 years old.
Meilink Industrial Packaging in Borculo is built
Jacques Rikken joins.
Takeover of Hofmann Houtindustrie Amsterdam.
Start of TriWall cardboard manufacturing activities.
Meilink is taken over by Jacques Rikken
Meilink companies connected to a PC network.
Takeover of Varekamp companies.
Fibreglass connection at Borculo site.
Takeover of Philips Box Factory in Schijndel.
Takeover of Philips Packaging Team in Schijndel.
Inauguration of new building in Schijndel.
Meilink Borculo first in the packing industry to obtain ISO 9001 certification.
Start of sea-freight activities in Rotterdam.
Peter Rikken enters service.
Meilink 125 years old. Two days, two lots of 500 visitors. Speakers: Jan Terlouw and Douglas 'Pete' Peterson, the first post-war American Ambassador in Vietnam.
Largest packaging project to date: 1 refinery in 1,500 TEU and 3,000 containers
Introduction of first 5-axis CNC milling machine in Schijndel, a first in the packaging industry.
Meilink on CITRIX: server-based remote computing.
Start of Meilink Packaging Supplies.
Introduction of new packaging hall at Meilink Boxmeer.
Introduction of first CNC milling machine in Borculo and second CNC milling machine in Schijndel.
Introduction of TOC (Theory of Constraints) principles in production at Meilink Borculo.
Meilink co-founder of Ondernemers Academie Oost.
Start of cardboard production line in Schijndel.
Takeover of SCA Packaging Edam (formerly Hartman Industriële Verpakkingen)
Meilink 135 years old. No celebration due to major worldwide economic crisis.
Introduction of box production line at Meilink Borculo.
Introduction of indoor loading dock at Meilink Borculo.
Start of Meilink Dreiner Kartonage Deutschland in Troisdorf, Germany.
Introduction of automatic supply system at Schijndel.
Introduction of second CNC milling machine in Borculo.
Meilink Industriële Verpakkingen Borculo BV is the first in the Netherlands to achieve a VCA (SCC) certificate.
Introduction of cutting plotter at Meilink cardboard production site in Borculo.
Inauguration of extension to box factory in Boxmeer.
Start of Joint Venture Deufol-Meilink in Germany.
Takeover of Bafema Verpakkingen in Zutphen.
Internal professional training as Packer; nationally recognised MBO course (Dutch senior secondary vocational education).
Meilink 140 years old.
Meilink Groep becomes Meilink.