1976 Boal De Lier

1976

Boal De Lier, Octatube's first aluminium space frame

Spaceframe system

1982 Entrance Floriade

1982

Entrance Floriade Amsterdam, the tents we made ourselves.

Tents

1983 start design & build

1983

Octatube expands and starts making its own spatial constructions. Since 1983 Octatube has been a Design & Build company.

Design & Build

1983 Tent van Veronica

1983

Tent of 'Veronica Muziekland' in Gouda, after 35 years still regularly on the TV program: 'Music on the square'.

Tents

1984 Octatube's first project in Asia.

1984

Octatube's first project in Asia; Raffles Ciry Shopping Center.

Singapore

1986

1986

Octatube opens the first part of the production hall and the first half of the office.

Expansion

1989 Cool Cat

1989

Cool Cat facade in Groningen. Octatube's first Quattro structural glass application.

Structural glazing

1991 Het hele bedrijf is aanwezig bij de

1991

The entire company is present at the celebratory occasion; the official start of the expansion of the second part of Octatube.

Expansion Octatube

1991 slopen oude muur

1991

The adjacent old wall was demolished to expand. Here Mick's sons Nils & Max helped with the demolition ball.

Expansion Octatube

1991 Mercedes

1991

For two years we made all Mercedes stands around the world with blue glass and black masts.

Mercedes

1991 Citycorp Bank

1991

Octatube builds a glass facade of two 32 metres high for the Citycorp Bank in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

1992 Voor en na de uitbreiding

1992

In 1992, the second production hall and the second part of the office opened. (Photo's: before & after)

Expansion Octatube

1992 Japan

1992

First application of Quattro SR in Japan, withstanding the earthquake of Kyoto in 1995.

Japan

1993 Eerste project UK.

1993

First project in the UK. A geodesic dome in Edinburgh. (Photo: Kevan Shaw of KSLD)

United Kingdom

Octatube's first project in which glass

1993

Octatube's first project in which glass joints were glued to glass.

Innovation

1994 Glasdak

1994

Glass roof above the Proosdij, oldest tuff building in the Netherlands, Deventer.

Glass roof

1999

1999

Atrium roof for court in Maastricht with first glued Quattro buttons in a roof.

Quattro system

1999 Airforce Museum

1999

Airforce Museum, Herzelia, Israel with 80 m long aluminium roof construction.

Aluminium roof construction

2000 Aluminium B center

2000

Aluminium B center, 600 aluminium posts and an aluminium spaceframe from Octatube with cast and glued buttons.

Spaceframe system

2007 Octatube develops  in combination with Hugh Broughton

2007

Octatube develops in combination with Hugh Broughton Architects in London two glass cockpits for the British Antarctic Survey.

Antartica

2008 Studiereis Madrid

2008

Octatube goes on a study trip to Madrid.

Madrid

2009 Studiereis Bukarest

2009

Octatube takes a study trip to Bucharest.

Bucharest

2010 VCA Certificering

2010

Octatube is fully VCA certified. VCA stands for Safety, Health and Environment (VGM) Checklist Contractors. VCA certified companies work with an VGM management system that complies with the health, safety and environmental regulations.

VCA certified

2010 Innovatieprijs

2010

The Innovation Award 2010 went to the project 'Composite facade INHolland' of the University of INHolland in Delft. Octatube was responsible for the design, engineering and installation of the facades, in collaboration with INHolland, AGC Westland and Rietveld Architects New York.

Award

2010 ISO

2010

Octatube becomes fully ISO 9001 certified. The ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems.

Quality control

2011 Studiereis London

2011

Octatube goes with the entire company on a study trip to London.

London

2013 Studiereis Keulen

2013

Octatube goes on a study trip to Cologne.

Cologne

2014 CE

2014

Octatube is CE certified. Many products that are marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) must bear a CE mark. As a manufacturer or importer, this indicates that a product meets the requirements in the areas of safety, health and the environment.

CE certified

Benelux Trofee voor Thermisch Verzinken 2015

2015

The cast clamping nodes of the Market Hall’s cablenet facades win the Benelux Award for Galvanizing in the category for characteristic steel building parts.

Award

Octatube: winner of the‘Supply chain partner of the year’ award!

2017

Octatube: winner of the‘Supply chain partner of the year’ award!

Award

Expanson of the office

2017

Expansion of Octatube's office and manufacturing facility. New location: Rotterdamseweg 222, in Delft.

Expansion Octatube