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The history of Bolier

Bolier was founded in 1949 and has been the official representative of MaK marine engines in the Benelux and the Netherlands Antilles since 1958. In addition, we are a service partner for Berg Propulsion and Napier products.

We service and repair MaK marine engines, Napier & KBB turbines and Berg Propulsion systems. We do this in Dordrecht and on location, worldwide.

Our subsidiary Moteurs Marine Méditerranée in Marseille is the official MaK representative for France and the French-speaking countries of North Africa.

Our history


Bolier was founded in 1949. That is when Cees Bolier bought Machinefabriek Avontuur, located in the centre of Dordrecht and renamed it: Machinefabriek Bolier.


In 1955, the first MaK marine engine was installed. 3 years later, in 1958, Bolier became the official representative of MaK marine engines in the Benelux and the Netherlands Antilles.


In 1965 Bolier moved to its current location, with more than enough room for further expansion: the 2nd Merwedehaven (Harbour number D563).


In 1999, Bolier officially became a Caterpillar / MaK Service Excellence Center and in the following year (2000) it was certified as a Certified Rebuild Center for remanufacturing remanufactured MaK products.


In 2005 we proudly become part of the Pon family business. One of the largest trade and service organizations in the Netherlands, with a great diversity of activities. In the same year, Bolier takes over Moteurs Marine Méditerranée in Marseille. MaK Méditerranée is the official MaK representative for France and


We have been an official partner of Berg Propulsion since 2017 and we supply parts & service for all propulsion installations of this company.


In 2019, we launched the Engenius online platform. It is the ultimate online place to easily and quickly order new MaK parts and have 24/7 insight into all service projects and documents of your MaK engine(s).


Largest specialised MaK workshop in North-Western Europe

Our workshop in Dordrecht, with a quay no less than 140 meters long, is not only the largest specialised MaK workshop in North-West Europe. We also work on other medium speed marine engines there.

Repairs, maintenance and complete overhauls are performed quickly and effectively, as our skilled mechanics have an extensive inventory of new and used parts. This way, we limit both expenses and your ship’s downtime to what is strictly necessary.

Are you unable to dock at our facilities? Then we’ll just come to you! Wherever you are, you can count on us. We take care of it.

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Platinum certificaet: Marine Service Assessment – Caterpillar

Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG has awarded Boiler the highest dealer qualification (platinum) in the Marine Service Assessment.

Bolier is also a Napier-approved supplier and repair and overhaul partner for Napier turbochargers and Napier turbo spare parts.

Online platform

In 2019, we launched the Engenius online platform. It is the ultimate online place where you:
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Bolier has been part of Pon since 2005

We are part of the Pon family business, one of the largest trading and service organisations in the Netherlands, with a wide variety of activities. Pon focuses on the automotive, mobility, agricultural and maritime sectors, as well as earthmoving & road construction machinery, among others. Pon has no less than 16,500 employees spread across 80 companies and 450 locations in 85 countries.


Do you want to know what we can do for you? Call us, or contact us via the contact form.

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