At the end of the 1940's Wijnand Crull, not the present director but his grandfather, unintentionally came into possession of some eccentric or C-frame presses. This was the beginning of his life as a manufacturer of metal products. The company started with steel sole fittings and grew steadily during the economic reconstruction, partly by supplying the construction industry and the emerging bicycle industry.
After the death of "Grandfather Crull", the company was continued by his sons David and Nico Crull. They went on to supply products to Berini (then a manufacturer of mopeds) and DAF (a manufacturer of cars), among others, in addition to the existing distribution channels. In the early 1960's the Dutch were given more leisure time and this gave them the opportunity to focus on products for the leisure sector in addition to industrial supply.
When the company was taken over by Ton and Wijnand Crull (sons of David Crull) in 1994, UMEFA had become a well-known name in the camping industry. The new generation expanded the company with several new product groups, thus securing a solid position for UMEFA among foreign wholesalers.
In 2012 the license agreement with the municipality of Maassluis was signed which since then has been the basis for the cooperation with SOW Maassluis. Every year 20,000 chairs, 25,000 tables and many thousands of other camping furniture are produced there. Dukdalf has thus become an inseparable part of the camping programme within the group.
With the acquisition and arrival of DEFA Europe in February 2018, not only 3 new employees are working at Umefa, but also came a stock of 650 Euro pallets of goods. With the arrival of DEFA Europe, the product range was further expanded and new product groups were added.
The combined wide offer of UMEFA - DUKDALF - DEFA makes it possible to receive everything from these 3 companies in only one order, regardless of whether it is a direct order through our representatives, e-mail, or the web shop.