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Vertex-Dental, the company

Over 75 years of Dental Excellence

In 1939 the founder of the company, Mr. Anne Jakob Dijk Sr, started a dental import and export enterprise by the name of Dentimex in Zeist, The Netherlands. Mister Dijk’s innovation of Vertex denture materials and continuous product development provided the basis for the current company’s core business: premium denture solutions with reliable performance.


Market leadership

Vertex is a worldwide trusted and respected product brand, well known for its high performance and guaranteed quality. Our biggest virtue, and challenge at the same time, is to abide by the meaning of the name Vertex: ‘the highest achievable point’.

The extensive range of the Vertex products makes Vertex-Dental the foremost independent manufacturer of high quality prosthetic dental products. Today, Vertex products are exported to over 200 distributors in more than 75 countries worldwide and are used by an estimated 100.000 dental technicians daily.

 

Premium Denture Solutions

We strive not to merely manufacture denture materials; we aim to provide our customers with Premium Denture Solutions. Our extensive research efforts, combined with close contact and constant dialogues with our customers, enable us to deliver in-depth knowledge of denture making.

The Vertex Dental Academy, established in 2006, is a major instrument in our strategy. The Academy offers specialist courses for dental technicians in which they can learn new and time saving techniques. At the same time, their feedback provides us with a good insight in their daily work life and hands-on professional experiences, needs and demands.

Vision, Mission and Strategy

Our Vision: To be a worldwide leading manufacturer of innovative custom made denture products and to be recognized by dental professionals as a benchmark for premium denture solutions with reliable performance.

Our Mission: Worldwide manufacturer of innovative custom made denture solutions of premium quality with reliable performance.

Our Strategy: We believe in continuous development and expansion of our product assortment and techniques, in order to provide the dental technician with the best possible solutions for quicker and cleaner ways of working, resulting in more precise end products of premium quality.

We believe in strategic partnerships with our distributors to accomplish mutual growth, business expansion and provide the best possible service, products and solutions to our end users.

Organisation

Vertex-Dental employs 32 people in production, sales and marketing, back office, laboratory, stock, purchase, R&D with each their specialism. Due to the informal atmosphere in the company every employee is highly motivated and contributes to the success of the company.

The head office and production facilities are located in Zeist, The Netherlands. The Asia Pacific region is serviced by our regional sales office in Singapore.

Management

Vertex-Dental BV is owned and managed by Mr. Jacky Dijk, Mr. Rik Jacobs and Mrs. Connie Peterse - van der Koppel, composing the Board of Directors. The wide range of their experience and hands-on approach contribute highly to the company’s business and sales strategy. Erik Nieboer, Jan Willem Carelse, Otto Beckeringh van Loenen and Menno Pot form the management team that's in charge of the daily operational business.

Board of Directors Particulars


Jacky Dijk, Managing Director, is a representative of the 3rd generation family business. Jacky joined the company in 1988 and brought with him international experience and a broad knowledge of the dental business. Educated as a dental technician, he is much aware of customer preferences and needs. Experienced through lots of travelling, attending congresses and conferences worldwide, holding various board functions and joining several committees in the dental business, Jacky contributes with a great knowledge of the dental market and an extensive network in the industry.


Rik Jacobs, Commercial Director, joined the company in 2000 and contributes highly with his sales management skills. Experienced as an export manager for years. Rik is a highly driven sales and marketing person with a great eye for business opportunities and a natural ability to build up quality business relationships.


Connie Peterse – van der Koppel, Director of Operations, has worked for the company since 1992 and contributes with her specialized chemical analytic skills. Years of experience in the company’s R&D department provides Connie with excellent knowledge of all used chemical materials and techniques in dental. Also she has worked several years on quality assurance and regulatory affairs which gives her a broad perspective on Premium Quality. Educated as a professional polymeric chemist, Connie worked for Shell International before joining Vertex-Dental. Connie has a natural skill for people, project and process management, through ways of working and a great eye for details.