‘By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands’
Purveyor to the Court
In early 2012, Jaap Sneeboer began applying for the Predicate of Court Supplier. Since Sneeboer would celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013 and this is a requirement for the application, it was a great time to start this process. In addition to the requirement of the company’s age, the company must fall in the SME segment and the company must be at the forefront of the region through, for example, corporate social responsibility. In addition, the company must be demonstrably financially sound and have an impeccable reputation.
December 17, 2012
The application is provided with the opinion of the Mayor and presented to the Queen’s Commissioner, who in turn transmits the Queen’s decision. On December 17, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix granted Sneeboer the right to bear the Royal Coat of Arms with the addition “by Royal Order purveyor to the Royal Household”!
Crowning of the work
The complete application involved a lot of paperwork and verification of many historical records, but it was literally the crowning achievement of Jaap Sneeboer. He was honored to receive the award as a 3rd generation Sneeboer owner. The Royal Coat of Arms now hangs in our reception area, along with the notice of disposition. As a company, as well as on behalf of all employees, are very proud to carry the Royal Coat of Arms and the Predicate of Court Supplier.
In celebration of receiving this honorary title, Jaap Sneeboer introduced the Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe. In addition to being a fantastically handy and functional hoe, the cutting blade is also modeled after the shape of a crown!