About us

We at Double R Trading live, breath and ride motorcycles. Starting from a passion for bikes and motorsports we can be described as an enthusiastic group of passionate motorcyclist who turned their hobby into their work. Our clients recognize themselves in our vision and this makes open communication possible. Common goals, common interests. We profile ourselves as a reliable and professional partner, ready to discuss your needs.

History of Double R Trading

Double R Trading Has been founded by Roelof Schiltmans and Robert van de Nadort in 1996.

The Roots

Roelof Schiltmans (picture right) had been commercial director at Motorhuis Safe in Rotterdam and later the Euro Motorcycles Group nv that was formed from a group motorcycle shops in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.


Motorhuis Safe also had various whole sale activities such as: Motorama which imported MQP, Arai and PNO parts. Safe Tweewieler Import (STI) bv by distributing Aprilia. DNL was distributing Ducati and then there was the Motor Trading Company (MTC) bv.


MTC

Motor Trading Company

Within Motorhuis Safe a wholesale activity had arisen in the 70 ties when the Japanese brand had overstock situations in the Netherlands.

In the end of 80 ties the Motorcycle Trading Company bv was founded under the management of Robert van de Nadort (picture left), as a huge demand new for cruisers bikes developed and those were available in great quantities in the USA.

Around 1990 this even expanded to used bikes as the motorcycle market became booming in the Netherlands. Thousands of Honda Shadows, Kawasaki Vulcans, Suzuki Intruders and Yamaha Viragos were shipped in double layered containers.

RR

Reliable Relation

In 1996 Roelof Schiltmans and Robert van de Nadort founded Double R Trading (DRT) bv in Leerdam the Netherlands with the intention to specialize only in import and export of motorcycles. Since the beginning we have worked together with several partners of the official network in such a way to respect our mutual interests.

Beside the fact that the two R’s were inspired by their names it is their aim to perform as an "Reliable Relation". Many cooperation’s with business partners go back to the start of DRT bv and even earlier.

The beginning 

From day one we have had a complete team of 6 staff members taking care of purchase, sales, technical support, distribution and administration. Today, 2 of of those early birds employees are still part of the team; Gerben Holkema (salesmanager DRT) and Humphrey Sanders (logistics). We rented offices and warehouse at the Energieweg 15 in Leerdam when we started.

Our advanced tailor made computer system took care of accurate administration so we managed to have our own customs warehouse on location. In the beginning we imported used and new bikes, with sales all over the world. After approximately 2 years we quit with used bike import from the USA and Canada as the quality was rapidly decreasing and the margins were no longer interesting.

We are just passionate motorcyclists who happen to sell motorcycles

Today Double R Trading forms a team of 19 enthusiastic and passionate workers.

The company is in hands of Robert van de Nadort, one of the two original founders of the company.

We are based in Gorinchem the Netherlands and sell all kinds of new vehicles, outboard engines and OEM parts.

History

A quick overview of the Double R Trading history.

  • Founders

    Founders

    The company was founded in 1996 by Roelof Schiltmans and Robert van de Nadort (RR)

    Founders
  • 1996

    1996

    Double R Trading was established in Leerdam, The Netherlands

  • 1997

    1997

    Double R Trading starts selling OEM Motorcycle parts with new parts department

  • 1998

    1998

    Firsts Double R Trading website

  • 1998

    1998

    Double R Trading starts working with E-mail

  • 1998

    1998

    Double R Trading stops selling used motorcycles to focus the sales of new motorcycles.

  • 2000

    2000

    DRT starts selling new quads and ATV's

  • 2000

    2000

    DRT starts selling new motocross bikes

  • 2001

    2001

    Double R Trading moves to new location.

    Gorinchem, The Netherlands (current location)

  • 2005

    2005

    Top: Management

    Bottom: Sales Team in a meeting


    2005
  • 2005

    2005

    Top: Parts Team

    Bottom: Complete Double R Trading Team

    2005
  • 2006

    2006

    10 year anniversary of Double R Trading / Wintersport

  • 2006

    2006

    Warehouse was expanded (twice the size) mainly to stock more quads/ATV units according to the success

    2006
  • 2007

    2007

    Double R Trading starts selling outboard engines.

  • 2010

    First web-portal for Parts department

  • 2015

    2015

    Introducing the Double R Trading Parts Web Shop

  • 2015

    2015

    Retirement Roelof Schiltmans

  • 2015

    2015

    Roel's Ride

  • 2017

    2017

    New Parts warehouse

    2017
  • 2017

    2017

    Introducing the RRapp

  • 2017

    2017

    Double R Trading parts department becomes: Double R Parts

  • 2018

    New website

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