Social entrepreneurship

At Ahrend, humans are paramount to our CSR policy. We consider social objectives where social value creation plays a pivotal role.


In 2015, our sustainable partnership with Presikhaaf Companies emerged from the Participation Act. The objective of the partnership is to give people who do not actively participate in the labour market a perspective for work again. A place in society.

Through this partnership we bundle the production of innovative school furniture with social policy. In total, 190 social employees of Presikhaaf Schoolmeubelen (school furniture) work at Royal Ahrend.

This partnership fits perfectly with our policy to cooperate with companies that can and want to make people from the target group of the Participation Act, participate in the regular work process.

Joost van Wage, CEO of Presikhaaf Bedrijven
Presikhaaf Bedrijven has been producing furniture for primary and secondary education under the name Presikhaaf Schoolmeubelen for more than fifty years
The singing of the partnership between Presikhaaf Schoolmeubelen and Ahrend. From left to right: Rolf Verspuij - CFO Koninklijke Ahrend NV, Joost van Wage - CEO Presikhaaf Schoolmeubelen and Eugène Sterken - CEO Koninklijke Ahrend NV