Made a major player of the family company Faber Halbertsma, a manufacturer of wooden pallets, on the European market in recent decades. The Halbertsma family brought the first standard pallet onto the market fifty years ago and has since been the market leader in the Netherlands. The company produces 20 million new pallets and boxes every year.
Faber Halbertsma Group has a long history as a packaging supplier when the company, led by Kees Faber, introduced a circular system in 1997. In this circular system, the company remains the owner of the pallets it supplies. This means that the pallets are collected, sorted and, where necessary, repaired for reuse after transport. Kees Faber withdrew from the company in 2017 to transfer it to the next generation.