Ropes and Yarns

Bijlsma Group manufactures and supplies mainly twisted, industrial ropes and yarns to professional end-users. Available in different configurations – sewing thread for bag closing, agricultural usage, meat packing or similar tools/auxiliary threads. Meeting the branch and/or latest standards and safety requirements underpinned by independent accredited test labs.

Apart from our knowledge about the products, we have become experienced with the business processes of our customers during the past decades. We try to be a reliable and flexible partner supplying from stock and who regards it as a challenge to find a solution for your specific challenges. This combination leads to synergy benefits that result in customized solutions, lower costs and even a reduction in the carbon footprint by using lighter and often more efficient materials.


Available configurations and options

Years of experience in various industries results in a wide range of industrial ropes and yarns, our strength lies in the continuity of excellent quality that results in optimum use in your processes. We deliver among others;

  • Industrial Stitching/Sewing threads/yarns 
  • Industrial Filler Yarns 
  • Yarns and Ropes for any industrial purpose
  • Customized solutions in the broadest sense of the word


The history of Bijlsma Group originates from the Amsterdam based company The Dutch Rope and Yarn Factories where our great-grandfather Mr. Douwe Bijlsma fulfilled the position of managing director. Meanwhile, we have a valuable network of contacts in Europe and Far-East at our disposal. For many years, we had our products manufactured in ultra-modern production locations. These professionally managed enterprises are ISO-certified and furthermore have the most modern European machine parks and laboratories at their disposal. As a result of that, top quality is guaranteed.

With its knowledge and expertise, Bijlsma is the optimum hub between production and end users. Important aspects – quality control, logistics service and guarantee of a full service profider on both product and technical level at every moment of the day.


Standards, certifications and regulations

Bijlsma Group products are produced and supplied conform the branch standard and/or the international standard associated with the products. Products are being supplied;

  • Compliant with the branch or industry standards (declaration of suitability for contact with food)
  • ISO 22000:2005, ISO/TS 22002-4:2013 and additional FSSC 22000 requirements
  • Usage of Kosher products which are under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union.
  • Tested by accredited bodies such as TUV Süd, SGS, Bureau Veritas and others
  • Products are supplied by DIN-ISO 9001-2015 certified organisations


Together with our customers we look specifically at its consumption, application and consideration to make a choice for a product that can be used in her processes. In addition, our processes are tuned in such a way that we produce and transport as efficiently as possible in order to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible within the products and the overall supply chain. We strive to work with materials that are as natural as possible and which can be applied safely with a solid foundation, for example jute. 


In collaboration with our clients, Bijlsma Group mainly acts as a continuation of its producers. The package of your desires and requirements always represents that point of departure. In most cases, we can supply from stock. Should this not be the case, we have your required products manufactured in a short period of time and included in our stock if desired, regardless of your order size. 

Even in cases where the product is not immediately available, we provide a temporary solution so that your processes do not have to incur any delays.

In practice