About us

From start-up to

worldwide market leader

Van der Waay has developed the best machines to clean, coat, maintain and repaid greenhouses for over 25 years now. We have grown from a start-up in 1989 to worldwide market leader. And to be honest, we're quite proud of that!

1989

Joost van der Waay was the first to develop an automatic greenhouse roof washing machine for Venlo greenhouses that actually works.

1990

Van der Waay sells its first greenhouse roof cleaner to a contract worker

1992

Van der Waay starts its own contracting company and starts cleaning greenhouses. First in the Netherlands, but throughout Europe at a later time. The construction of the machines is outsourced to third parties. Van der Waay does continue the development of the machines though. Van der Waay uses the customers' feedback to keep developing better machines; the roof cleaners get lighter and more reliable.

1994

Van der Waay builds the first greenhouse roof cleaner for wide-span greenhouses and uses it for contract work.

2010

Van der Waay joins forces with AVAG and TNO to develop a number of standard requirements that a service rail has to comply with. A number of requirements regarding the maximum allowed weight of machines on the roof is also recorded.

2011

We start constructing our own machines again. The design is also adjusted to the new requirements.

2011

Van der Waay introduces the Top Cleaner, the top model among the roof cleaners. The machine becomes a worldwide hit. The machine can also be used to coat the roof.

2013

Van der Waay introduces the Top Cleaner Poly; a roof cleaner for poly greenhouses.

2014

Van der Waay develops the AquaJet; a machine to clean the inside of the greenhouse. The machine is a real success.