Exalto Wipers develops and assembles wiper systems. The Business Unit Wipers is part of Exalto B.V. Exalto Wipers is based in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands.
Exalto BV has devided their specializations into three business units; Parts, Wipers & Propulsion. Exalto Parts is a wholesaler for quality marine equipment. The third Business Unit is the department Propulsion, where Exalto designs and produces complete propulsion systems. Exalto has established a name of quality combined with a high level of technical know-how in the marine industry. In our large Wiper workshop we are able to produce the best wiper systems that suit the demands of the market. Exalto B.V. is a member of the international Exalto Group.
In 1965 Cees Exalto took a bold decision. He quit his job at a shipyard and started a marine equipment shop in the shopping district of Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. With an initial capital of 250 guilders he started his new challenge. A small stock in engine parts, paint, lighting, outboard motors and some more small marine equipment filled the small shop. To also have turnover in winter for his co-workers and his family he sold ice skates.
Cees was a spontaneous, honest salesman, who surrounded himself with professionals and was always found on the workfloor.
The logo he designed for his business consisted of an anvil and a coin, symbols for his motto: first work, then earn. His business quickly grew and transformed from store to wholesaler and producer.
Thinking in solutions was also a property of the founder. When a customer had problems with a wiper, Exalto decided he could make something better himself. Gradually an independent production facility emerged from it.
In the late seventies the company involved a new premises at the business park in Hardinxveld-Giessendam in the Netherlands where it still resides and where a large warehouse with a great stock, an engineering works and wiper production and assembly facility is located. Today Exalto trades about 15,000 different items.
Now thousands of window wiper systems are being fabricated and found worldwide sales. In the maritime sector, but also by train and tram builders and even – a unique project – At the film industry in Hollywood. The largest wiper blades have a length of 1.20 meters. There is a complete test facility at the company to test whether the systems meets the standards and to be convinced about durable quality. Besides producing wiper systems Exalto also produces propulsion- and rudder systems.
“Exalto has always responded to customer inquiries,” says Dick Exalto current owner of the Exalto Group.”When there was a greater need to larger propeller shafts, it was soon decided to provide the need . Today we are able to produce shafts up to 12 meters long.”
Exalto has an office in Grou, former Cuno, and an independent factory in Derby, England, where water lubricated rubber bearings are made. Therewith the four business units are appointed: Parts, Wipers, Bearings and Propulsion.
Exalto designs its own equipment. Experience, drive to innovate, bench and field tests, field feedback from over 30 years are the ingredients for our current and future designs. Designs that have been transformed into products that are used all over the world in a variety of applications. Many thousands for all kind of environments.
This engineering capacity is continuously striving to improve our products and is available to support you in the best solution for your application. With modern 3D software we are able to give you complete new view. With software simulated examples and/or proto type tests projects.
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Exalto does type test all standard product prior to introduction to the market. With increasing demands for window growing sizes and therefore extended requirement of length of arm and blades, we feel the need to endurance test. In our Netherlands facility we have a permanent test facility to undertake a variety of tests on complete systems and on individual parts. Also external bench tests are used to generate substantial product proof prior to market use.