In 1970, our founder and ‘godfather’, Jan Oosterling, decided it was time to start his own company. After working as a carpenter, he wanted to focus on the growing exhibitions industry.  With a small group of employees, most of whom still work for us today, Jan worked day and night to achieve his goal: to be the best stand-building company in the Netherlands!

The following years, he gained the trust of major contractors, such as the RAI Amsterdam and Jaarbeurs Utrecht. This resulted in steady growth. Business became more international and Arti70 continued to grow. A new office with a workshop and stock room of 10,000 m2 was opened in Meerkerk in 1990. Continuous investment in craftsmen and modern machinery led to the current workforce of around 60 colleagues.

These days, Jan is enjoying his retirement, but Arti70 still adheres to his values: believing in and staying true to yourself. Because that is what is needed to become the best stand builder in The Netherlands