Aqua+ is the Dutch market leader in the engineering, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and other automatic fire extinguishment systems.
Quality, customer satisfaction and reliability are our priority. Aqua + is the first sprinkler installer in the Netherlands to be certified for the CCV certification schemes for Delivery and Maintenance to sprinkler installations. We are also in possession of the ISO-9001 and VCA ** certificate, carry the VSI quality mark and we are an active member of the corresponding VSI (United Sprinkler Installers)
Taking responsibility for the quality of our products and services is one of the supporting principles of Aqua +. The certification via ISO 9001 gives this accountability more value. In addition to guarantees for quality, Aqua + also takes responsibility for the consequences of its business operations for people and the environment.
Bernard Walhof founded an installation company in 1885. He borrowd 500 guilders - a good amount at that time - that he can repay after just one year.
Antoon and Hendrik join the business
Bernhard's sons Antoon and Hendrik are carved from the same wood as their father. They entered the business in 1926.
The third generation
The sons of Antoon, Albert and Rudolf, form the third generation of the now nationally known and flourishing company.
Rudolf establishes Aqua +
Rudolf foresees that sprinklers have the future and in 1977 founded Aqua +. Interesting fact: he had wanted to call the company ABBA, Automatic Fire Extinguishing Equipment. Unfortunately, there was also a pop group with that name in the charts that year ...
Michel Walhof joins the company
Rudolf's son Michel - freshly graduated as a business engineer at the then Technical University of Twente - joins.
Partially new construction
The building on the Molenstraat in Goor, still our home, is being partially rebuilt.
First company ISO 9001 certificate
We are still proud of it: already in 1991 our company received the coveted ISO 9001 certificate.
Reopening and Rudolf saying goodbye
With a large symposium, the renovated and expanded company buildings will be put into use on 8 October 1993. Rudolf takes this opportunity to say goodbye.
New establishment in Mijdrecht
Due to the growing work in the Randstad, the second location of Aqua + is opened in Mijdrecht in March 1996.
New establishment in Klazienaveen
A new establishment is also opened in Klazienaveen in 2001. After Goor and Mijdrecht, it is the third location in the country.
Michel Walhof chairman of EFSN
A special milestone: Michel Walhof is appointed chairman of the EFSN, a European partnership of organizations active in the field of fire protection.
New establishment in Berlicum
There is increasing demand from the south of the country. A small branch in Berlicum is therefore opened in January 2008.
July 25, 2014 was a special day. Our company was the first Dutch sprinkler installer to be certified for the CCV certification schemes Delivery and Maintenance of sprinkler installations.
With the arrival of Bas-Jan, the fifth generation Walhof has now entered our company.