1999: the big unknown…
When Frank Winkelman started to source for furniture in Vietnam in 1999, as owner and CEO of the Dutch company “de Winckelaer”, he came to a brand new, but undeveloped furniture world.
“de Winckelaer” started developing and buying furniture in Vietnam and was one of the first larger retailers in Europe to become very successful by importing Vietnamese furniture ranges into Holland.
2010: the merger in Holland…
Attracted by the success in Vietnam, in 2010 “de Winckelaer” merged with another Dutch company “de Bommel Furniture” www.debommel.com
Frank stayed CEO of this new retail group and his responsibility was to develop new collections and buy larger volume of the furniture indoor productions in Vietnam for the retail group “de Bommel Furniture”.
2010: Wilsons Hill
In 2010 Frank set up Wilsons Hill Cty as a buying office for “de Bommel Furniture” in Vietnam. www.wilsonshill.com
The initial buying office Wilsons Hill turned into a reliable trading company in 2012, for many international customers from Australia, USA, Europe and South Africa.
2017: inside saigon
Frank sold his shares that he held of “de Bommel Furniture” in The Netherlands to his partners in order to give his 100% focus at the production of indoor furniture in Vietnam.
Now we are developing and producing furniture ranges for customers mainly in Australia, USA, Europe and South Africa.
By renewing every day and with a Western mind-set, we always try to stay ahead of the game.
“Wood you like to make the furniture of the future with us?”
2018: Wilsons Hill the factory
With Frank’s support, Wilsons Hill opened a brand new factory in Binh Duong at the beginning of 2018.
A big step with amazing results.
Our team of inside saigon staff is involved on daily basis at the factory by initiating new developments, financial support, QC issues, main customer accounts and being present at furniture exhibitions.
The name Wil-sons-Hill was born out of respect for the family: Franks father is called “Wil” – “the sons stands for Frank” – his mother is called “Heuvel” which means “Hill” in Dutch.
Until this day the family brand name Wilsons Hill is owned by Frank and world wide protected. ®