Working at Bakon!
Do you want to work in an ambitious team, in a growing company? A company that designs and manufactures smart bakery machines for customers all over the world? If the answer is yes, then check this page and our vacancies. And who knows, you might start working at BAKON soon!
More than 55 professionals at BAKON make our machines and service better every day
BAKON is a stable, expanding company. A company where the engine of our progress, is the drive of our engineers. Every colleague sees and understands that. The heart of the company beats for and because of technology. Our support services aid and unburden our engineers, From Research & Development, Engineering to the Sales, Production and Service departments.
That is why every colleague at BAKON is equally important
If the colleagues from R&D and Sales don’t bring up relevant questions out from the market and our customers, our developers cannot act. If our P&O employees do not create the conditions in which our engineers and production department can improve, sand can get into the machinery. And you don’t have to be an engineer to understand that the engine will then falter. We avoid this by working together as a team, like a well-oiled machine. This is how we make the difference in the world of innovative bakery machines. We celebrate successes together!
BAKON is growing and got the taste for more!
BAKON operates independently as a part of the Linxis group, an international group of world leading technology providers in both the food and health industry. Although BAKON works independently, the expertise, knowledge and experience of other companies within the group is important for BAKON’S ongoing development. By combining knowledge and expertise, we can achieve desired growth faster and more efficiently. This means growth in technology, market expansion as well as penetration. But also the development of our employees and indeed the entire organisation: Alone you go faster, together you go further.
Mission Linxis group
The mission of the Linxis group is to develop and consolidate local and global leadership in specialized equipment in both the food and health industries. This by providing state-of-the-art service and solutions that offer flexibility, innovation and high service standards.
Working at BAKON?
Everyone is important and motivated at BAKON. We try to bring out the best in everyone by developing what they are good at and by helping our colleagues to achieve their goals and ambitions. Why? Because that’s when people come into their own. This works well and efficiently for everyone as well as the organization. The atmosphere within our company is open, relaxed and collegial and the lines of communication are short. Of course there has to be performance. But because of the way we work together, everyone is included in a positive way. This creates the feeling of joint objectives and achievements at BAKON and that’s exactly how it is.
"Hey there! Welcome to BAKON Food Equipment, the place where experience, craftsmanship, and ambition come together. I'm Halilcan Durgun, 24 years old, and living in Terneuzen. In my free time, I enjoy being busy myself in the kitchen and I'm a beginning enthusiast in photography, which complements my other passion: traveling!
My journey with BAKON started during my final year of studies when I had the opportunity to do my graduation assignment here. It was a choice I've never regretted. What I find truly amazing is that right from day one, there is a complete investment in you as an individual to help you grow into the person you aspire to be. Ambitions are encouraged, and with the personal guidance of experienced colleagues, there is always room to learn new things. As an Order Manager in the Sales Department, I'm on the commercial side of the company, interacting with customers from all over the world on a daily basis. This aligns perfectly with my education and background. Assisting customers and securing orders gives me a sense of fulfillment every day as I head home.
For me, success comes not only from hard work but also from the joy and satisfaction I derive from what I do!
If you recognize yourself in my story and are eager to join our dynamic team, I enthusiastically encourage you to apply today, without any obligations!”
"My name is Martijn Walrave, and I recently completed my degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. During my studies, I successfully blended my passion for technology with a focus on optimizing business processes. This enthusiasm isn't confined to academia; as an avid competitive sailor, I've learned firsthand that precision, strategy, and technical expertise are critical for success. Three years ago, I had the privilege of interning at Bakon, where I specialized in process optimization. My efforts culminated in a fruitful research project that led to measurable improvements in our operational workflows. Taking the lead in implementing these enhancements was an honor, and it's inspiring to see the enduring benefits of this work.
What attracts me to Bakon is precisely the ability to implement innovative solutions that have a meaningful impact and shape what matters for tomorrow. The diversity of our machinery and the challenges presented by our specialized assembly environment offer endless opportunities for growth and improvement. Although I have completed my bachelor's studies, my academic journey is far from over; I am currently pursuing a Master's degree. As I continue my academic and professional development, I am eager for the opportunity to further optimize Bakon's operational, tactical, and strategic processes, thereby contributing to the company's sustained growth and success. Furthermore, I firmly believe that a culture of continuous improvement and innovation is essential for maintaining our leading position in the bakery machine industry.”
"My name is Cynthia Pepping, I live in Zierikzee and I have been working for four years at BAKON now. Besides that I like to have fun with my friends or I go for a swim after a busy day. During my study Accountancy I started my graduate internship at Bakon to strenghten our administrative processes. I quickly felt in place here, because everyone helps and supports each other to reach and improve our goals together.
BAKON is a growing and fast improving organization, which we are achieving with a relatively small team. This gives you as an individual much opportunities to grow along and BAKON is always very supportive when you have good ideas or initiatives.
For me as an Accountancy student, this gave me the chance to have a big role in implementing a new ERP system right after my graduation research, as part of this I assisted in work preparation and production planning for more than a year during the implementation and now I'm growing in my role as a Controller in Finance department.
If you like working together and are motivated to not only improve yourself, but also any of the work environments you will end up in, BAKON is the place to win as one!”
The world is our playing field
From the city of Goes in our small country, we serve customers worldwide. We operate on all continents. This is often done through local dealers and/or agencies. This also means that our account managers, service technicians and product specialists make long flying hours. All this makes us an internationally oriented company. In the workplace, the working language is Dutch, but many of our colleagues speak several different languages. Delegations from abroad regularly visit our company and its brand new BAKON Experience Center. In this facility the BAKON equipment really comes to life.
‘CONTINUOUS MACHINE OPTIMIZATION .
Robotization is human work!
Staff shortages are a problem in many parts of the world. Companies strive to increase efficiency and that is why demand for robotization is increasing worldwide. BAKON responds to that demand and has acquired a leading position in the development and construction of smart machinery. We want to maintain and develop that position. We are looking for qualified people to help us achieve this. People who master these techniques and want to develop them further in our teams. This principally concerns the integration of software and customer-specific solutions for the operation of our equipment lines. Coming up with smart, progressive solutions that help our customers further is and remains human work. We see a major challenge in this field and if you share this vision, we hope you want to get to know us.
Bakon is located in the beating heart of the province of Zeeland: Goes
Bakon is situated in Goes in the south west of The Netherlands, directly on highway A58. Goes is a bustling city that occupies an excellent position within the top 10 of top economic locations in the Netherlands (source: EW and Louter 2022). Goes forms the beating heart of the Province of Zeeland and is easily accessible from West Brabant, Greater Rotterdam and the regions around Antwerp and Ghent (all within 1 hour’s drive). In and around Goes is a good place to live, work, study and recreate. Traffic jams are rare, the coast is nearby and life is more laid back here than in other parts of the country. You will also find comparable living and housing facilities in nearby cities such as Middelburg and Vlissingen. And, last but not least, housing prices are certainly interesting for people coming from outside of Zeeland.
Sounds good to you? Then you’re made for BAKON!
Unless and until you’ve seen and met each other you will not know if there is a good fit.
However, you will know fairly soon if there is a match.
Would you like to find out how that works at BAKON? Click here and join us for a day!
Doing an internship or need an apprenticeship? Bakon gives you a stage!
Are you looking for an internship, a graduation project or apprenticeship where you will really learn something and where new doors will open for you? BAKON is a recognized training company and offers various apprenticeships and internships. And it is good to know that many students and trainees have found a permanent workplace at BAKON.