Rotterdam Roots



The Rotterdam roots of founder/owner Olav van der Willik have made 31 Orange what it is today. From any early age, he was inspired by the hustle and bustle of the Port of Rotterdam. It fueled his wanderlust and desire for knowledge of other cultures.


His years of residency in Argentina bear testimony to this. His upbringing in Rotterdam shaped not only his personal vision of the world, but it also laid the basis for the social responsibility in his entrepreneurship.


The fact that his great-grandfather established a successful business in the midst of the Stock Market Crash of 1929 is evidence that entrepreneurship runs in the family. Mix in his love for language and culture, together with his international expertise, and the result was 31 Orange. He is the driving engine behind this no-nonsense company. He serves as the focal point for his professional team of native-speaking translators. Open, direct, honest and excellent service.