Gebroeders Geens has been designing, developing and producing machines and attachments for nearly 30 years. They are suitable for road and house building, agriculture, horticulture and industry.
A Rollmops or Knikmops 50 is unmissable for paving work because of its lightness and manoeuvrability.
The Knikmops is a multifunctional articulated loader that is suitable for paving work, landscaping and residential and industrial construction. Its apparent simplicity, high breaking power and lifting capacity when compare to its dead weight makes this machine very suitable for different objectives.
Both machines are a fixed asset in any street. Not just in Belgium, but everywhere in Europe.
In 1987, the first Rollmops left the ‘factory’. Frans and Marcel Geens were looking for a machine that could move clinkers fast and efficiently. Their first machine was developed with parts from a motorised wheelbarrow.
In 1989, the first brand-new Rollmops (that was renamed to Knikmops 50 in 2015) was produced by Gebroeders Geens n.v. The first Rollmops was still green and was assembled in the shed of the parents of Frans and Marcel. This space very soon became too small and they moved to the current location at Hinnenboomstraat 5. Fairly soon the request came from the Netherlands for a machine that could drive more easily through sand. The Rollmops with the 4x4 option (renamed to Knikmops 70 in 2015) was developed based on this request.
In 1997, the first Knikmops 90 rolled out of the gates. This agile machine would become a standard item during street work just as its predecessor. In 2002, this Knikmops was joined by a larger and stronger model: the Knikmops 130. They were the only options on the market for a long time.
At the request of the public, a larger and even heavier model was designed, the Knikmops 250, in 2008. Two years later, the Knikmops family was expanded more than ever before: new models at the request of the horticulture sector, the Knikmops 80. This model is sufficiently narrow to manoeuvre over garden paths. In a higher class, models were also added: the Knikmops 100. This was an evolution of our fixed asset, the Knikmops 90. To fill in the gap between the Knikmops 130 and 250, the Knikmops 180 model was elaborated.
In 2013, the telescopic arm was updated and therefore this option also became a success.
In the years that followed, all our models were given a more modern and practical look. We have fully committed to alternative energy sources during the last few years. The models are currently being developed and we hope they will soon come to strengthen our range.
We have the motivation to continue working on our machines in the future. They have been built based on the principle that 'simplicity is best'. We want to produce Knikmop models that are the extension of workers and that will ensure that they have to do as little manual labour as possible.