Stafa prepares for changing of the guard as Founder moves role

Stafa Founder and Director George van Gool is to step down to become consultant for the company.

In February 1977, George van Gool set up the company – a specialist in fastening components – and in 1981 the firm moved from Eindhoven to Maarheeze. After 40 years, Stafa has a team of almost 100 professionals and more than 15,000 m2 of warehouse, production and office space.

The company said: “All good things must come to an end. And George’s career at Stafa is no exception. Yet, rather than calling it retirement, in June of this year George is embarking on a new stage in his life. He will remain with the company as a consultant.

“Stafa will continue to be family-run, with George’s two sons, Ivo and Joep, and Pim van Leeuwen serving as the management board.”

Stafa Trading is a leading importer and stockist of (DIN/ISO) fastening components in the Benelux, with a range of more than 75,000 products (such as nuts, bolts, washers and threaded rods) in all finishes. In particular, the family-run business in Maarheeze specialises in zinc plated and hot dip galvanised products. Stafa also offers a wide range of packaging options, including private label packaging and assembled sets. Since quality is always a priority, Stafa carries out tensile, hardness, Charpy and salt spray testing its own laboratory. The company’s five business units add considerable value for a wide range of clients.