The Enka (later AKU) synthetic fiber factory dates all the way back to 1922, where it was built as expansion of the already existing (since 1913) Enka factory in Arnhem. At that time, the factory needed so many workers that they came from all over the country to work here, which is one of the main reasons that the small agricultural village in which the factory was located grew to a modern mid-size town as it is today.

The Enka factory was largely demolished in 2008, but several parts of the monumental factory building (mainly facades) were kept intact and were re-used in the construction of a new residential area.