About Ockel Computers

Get to know us

Our Story

Ockel Computers is part of the same group of companies as Avanca, the first company founded by our team member Tim Haaksma and currently the fastest growing hardware company in the EMEA-region.

Ockel Computers was raised with the same spirit as Avanca. In the past nine years we gained the experience and skills needed to launch Ockel and we have access to many of the essential resources needed to successfully bring this project to life: a warehouse, customer service and a network of top engineers and suppliers. At the same time, we have a great amount of freedom to innovate.

If you decide to buy an Ockel computer, you will contribute to a company that has many more ideas about doing things differently. If you, just like Ockel, are passionate about true innovation, join us!

"We are passionate about building bridges between innovations and consumers and want to build a hardware brand that designs and develops groundbreaking products."

Our Team

You can’t accomplish the best results on your own. That’s why our team is made up of a bunch of technology addicts, geeks, marketeers and design wizards. With a combined experience of about 70 years in the gadget, computer and industrial sectors we’ve got the skills needed to create Ockel Computers.

Tim Haaksma

Founder & Owner

Tim is passionate – we don’t want to use the word obsessed – about functional innovations with a good design. In 2008 he quit his job at Philips to pursue his dream: build bridges between innovations and consumers.

Jan Paul Hagg

Product Engineer

Jan Paul is our Product Engineer. Armed with a Master’s Degree from the Technical University of Delft, a pencil and a creative mind, Jan Paul designs everything you see and don’t see of your Ockel device.

Liao Chen

Technical Developer

Liao oversees the technical software development here at Ockel and is working closely with our technical partners, including Microsoft and Intel.

Sjoerd de Ridder

Creative Designer

Sjoerd has an amazing skillset we use for our Ockel packaging, imaging and photography content. As he is currently living in Germany, we highly rely on our solid internet connection for our day-to-day conversations.

Nathalie van Wijkvliet

Marketing Director

We’d wish everyone could drink a cup of coffee with Nathalie. Enthusiastic and full of new inspiring marketing ideas, she is in charge of everything related to content, press and social media.

Tim van Hout

Marketeer

Tim (not to be confused with Tim Haaksma, our CEO) is responsible for the Ockel Computers Online Marketing Strategy. Which actually means, Ockel will be all over the place on the Interwebz!

Jesper Baumgarten

Product Manager

He once joined our head quarters as an intern and is now the product manager of Ockel. Jesper is the linking pin between market feedback, customer service and product development.

Douwe de Gier

Product Specialist

As a Product Specialist he knows every detail of the Ockel devices. Are you reaching out to us at support@ockelcomputers.com then you’ll most likely come in contact with our famous movie star Douwe.