Time Travel – more than 115 years Ten Brinke

Today, the fourth generation of the Ten Brinke family is at the helm and the company can look back on over 115 years of building expertise and property know-how. It has grown from a building contractor into an international, innovative builder, project developer, financier and investor with in the meantime more than 1.000 employees.


Ten Brinke Group: a pioneering company with its own identity and tradition and the strong roots of a family Company.

In 2017, Ten Brinke Group celebrated the -115 years of building together- with colleagues and families. Currently, Ten Brinke Group has approx. 850 colleagues and 26 branches in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Greece.


Due to the international character of the group, Ten Brinke now continues under Ten Brinke Group.


Establishment of the Ten Brinke Foundation under the motto "Helping people to help themselves" with the aim of promoting and developing projects in the world's poorest countries.


Due to the growth, the main building in Varsseveld is expanded in 2008. This year, Ten Brinke Hellas is Founded in Greece.


Ten Brinke Desarrollos was founded in Spain in 2005.


In 2002, Ten Brinke celebrated its one hundredth anniversary with its employees and customers.


The arrival of a namesake, Albert ten Brinke, resulted in a massive expansion of project development activities. Ten Brinke is a household name in development and construction in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.

Ten Brinke outgrew its original premises and in 1982 it moved from the Doetinchemseweg to its present location on Burgemeester van der Zandestraat 21, still in Varsseveld. The company experienced significant growth over the next twenty years.


In 1966 it was time for the third generation to step up: the cousins Wiet ten Brinke Jr. and Hans ten Brinke joined the business, followed some time later by Arnold ten Brinke, who set up a joinery department. Together they worked hard to grow the business and completed their first projects in Germany. As a result of establishing and acquiring different companies.


In 1950, Wiet ten Brinke Sr., Hendrik ten Brinke and Dorus ten Brinke took over the business. The advent of this second generation made the establishment of Metsel- en Aannemersbedrijf Gebroeders Ten Brinke (Ten Brinke Brothers Builders and Contractors) a reality.


In 1902, Theodorus ten Brinke set up in business as an independent building contractor on the Doetinchemseweg in Varsseveld. His business grew steadily and was contracted to build homes and commercial premises.