Visit to the new Big Ben factory
17 October 2021
The Gubbels company, known for the Big Ben pipes, moved again last year. In current times when the pipe is no longer a common thing you see daily in the streets, it is logical that a pipe factory reorientates itself. Koninklijke Pijpenfabriek Elbert Gubbels from Roermond has moved into a new location where all activities fit perfectly. After forays into electronic smoking and other by-products, the focus is now completely back to basics: designing and making good quality briar pipes, just like it started three generations ago. Director Elbert Gubbels welcomed us with justifiable pride in his new business premises near Roermond (the German border) with an area of no less than three thousand square meters. A building with sufficient space for the production line, storage of goods and a fine show room.