The Spyker Company was formed to manufacture carriages and other animal-drawn vehicles in 1880. But the history of the Spyker brand as a car manufacturer began in 1898. Jacob and Hendrik-Jan Spiker, the founders of the company, unexpectedly gained a lot of popularity by creating their first car, which had a high quality due to hand assembly.
Meaning and History
1880 – 1926
Initially, the logo was just a brand name. It was written in black designer font on a white background with a capital letter.
1999 – now
The company’s logo is a car wheel with a screw in the center. It represents the fact that during the First World War, the brand Spyker, has teamed up with Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V., in the production of aviation technology.
In 1915, the Spyker company became the property of pilot Henri Weinmalen and began to produce aircraft, as a result of which a spoked wheel combined with an air propeller appeared on its logo with the Latin inscription “Nulla tenaci invia est via” (“there are no impassable roads for a persistent person”).
Emblem and Symbol
As for the meaning of the logo, it symbolizes the collaboration between Spyker and Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V. But the inscription “Nulla tenaci invia est via” on the lower part of the wheel in the logo means “The road is made by walking” in Latin. It is used by the company to this day.