G&R Chroming and Restoration was founded by Ger Verbruggen and stems from the restoration company for old-timers that he had in Volkel (NL). Due to dissatisfaction with the available price-quality ratio for the chrome plating of the parts, he started looking for other companies in 2002 and ended up with a company in Slovakia. This company wanted to do the chrome plating for him. Ger continued to do the grinding and repair work himself.
In 2004 he took over all the baths from a company in the Netherlands and transported them to Slovakia. He also set up his own company there and since then all work has been carried out in-house in Slovakia.
In 2007 G&R Chroming and Restoration stopped restoring oldtimers and specialized in the chrome plating of parts. At that time, there were 7 people employed by G&R Verchromen in Slovakia.
In 2008 I, Frank van Loon, joined the Sales department. Since then, G&R Chroming and Restoration has also been represented at leading trade fairs throughout Europe.
Since 2009 we are also represented online through a website.
When the euro was introduced in Slovakia in 2009, prices rose significantly, but the quality of the end product is very high. This is more important for most customers.
Ger passed away in 2013, and since then the company in Slovakia has been in the hands of a partner of Ger who has been involved with the company from day one. Meanwhile, the company in Slovakia has grown to about 25 employees.
I take care of the sales from the Netherlands and we have a broad clientele all over Europe and even some customers outside of it.