Green Pin® traces its origin back to 1922: in that year Dirk van Beest started to manufacture the shackles that would later be branded Green Pin®. He did so at the home of the Dutch dredging industry; Sliedrecht – close to the Port of Rotterdam. Dirk van Beest – a diligent, hardworking man – was passionate in creating 100% failsafe products in combination with his full-service attitude.
For over 90 years the production of high tensile shackles has been our core business and competence. Dirk van Beest founded the Van Beest company in 1922, initially as a supplier of iron works to the dredging industry, which was strongly developed in the Sliedrecht area. From the very beginning, the company has been forging shackles. Its ironwork expertise gave the Van Beest shackle an edge over the competition and this was the start of a network of professional users that now stretches across the globe.
The designs and quality standards of our products are the result of requirements put forward by our customers in markets throughout the world.
Our products comply with a wide range of internationally recognized standards and can be supplied with various certificates upon request. Since 1993 our company has been ISO certified by Lloyds; currently we are ISO 9001-2015 certified. Van Beest has branches in The Netherlands, Germany, France and USA, and stock holding distributors in more than 90 countries worldwide.