19 Apr

Van Velsen and Tyker enter into strategic cooperation

April 18, 2019

Van Velsen Reflection Lines in Bodegraven has received the first Robot Plotter. The Robot Plotter was developed by the Dutch company Tyker and will help Van Velsen in the further digitization of its work processes. The delivery of the Robot Plotter also marks the start of a multi-year strategic cooperation between Van Velsen and Tyker.

Van Velsen, founded in 1935 and market leader in the Netherlands in the application of road markings, brings her years of experience to this strategic collaboration. Tyker in turn adds its innovative knowledge in the field of GPS-driven work process automation. The aim of the strategic cooperation is the further development of the digitization and automation of Van Velsen’s work processes and also the further development of the Robot Plotter.

Tijmen Bakker, founder of Tyker, and Eric Nieuwenhuis, product manager, personally brought the Robot Plotter to the head office in Bodegraven where it was received by Emiel de Bruin, director of Van Velsen, and Ronald van den Oord, innovation manager.

The employees of Van Velsen immediately installed a few control lines on their company premises with the new Robot Plotter.


Van Velsen, a leader since 1935, is the market leader in the application of road markings in the Netherlands. Van Velsen is a national player and operates from branches in Bodegraven, Drunen, Emmen and Sneek. Thanks to the strategic partnership with Tyker, Van Velsen is strengthening its leading position in the application of road markings both today and in the future.


Tyker, founded in 2008 as a spin-off from Wageningen University, focuses on the automation of work processes with mobile machines in road construction by making use of robotics, localization and control. Tyker’s products save labor and promote job satisfaction for users. Thanks to the strategic partnership with Van Velsen, Tyker can further develop its technology even faster.


For information regarding this press release you can contact:

Van Velsen: Tine Schouteden, t.schouteden@vvr.nl
Tyker: Eric Nieuwenhuis, eric.nieuwenhuis@tyker.com