Wessanen history - brief overview

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Brief overview of Wessanen, founded in 1765, Royal since 1913, public since 1959

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Wessanen history - brief overview

  1. 1. A long and rich history2015 will mark 250th anniversary of Wessanen Incorporated in 1765 around river De Zaan  Adriaan Wessanen started to trade in mustard, canary and other seeds Around 1910 first consumer products such as oatmeal and cocoa Distinguished title Royal in 1913 Listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1959 Seventies, eighties, nineties - range of acquisitions, such as  1993 - Merger Bols and Wessanen (split 1998)  2000/01 - Acquisition Distriborg (Fr), Zonnatura (NL) and Natudis (NL)  2010 - Divestment Tree of Life, Inc (USA) Strategic reorientation in 2009 → focus on organic food in Europe 1
  2. 2. Eerste dag beurshandel9 september 1959First day of trading atAmsterdam stoch exchangeSeptember 9th 1959 2
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