Trouw Nutrition Netherlands was founded in 1931 as a family business. It focused on two important pillars: the quality of its employees and a strong involvement in Research & Development. When the international compound feed market developed from the 1970s, Trouw Nutrition made strategic investments in Italy, Spain and France and became part of BP Nutrition in 1975. Since 1994, Trouw Nutrition is part of one of world’s largest feed concerns: Nutreco.

1931: Adolf Trouw and Johannes Siemons establish the Trouw company near Rotterdam in the Netherlands to import fishmeal and animal meal for cattle feed

Skretting begins making salmon feeds and Trouw begins making trout feeds Hendrix lays foundations for Hendrix Meat Group and Pingo Poultry UT is merged within Delfia to form Mengvoeder UT-Delfia Nanta is founded in Spain in 1968

1975: Trouw becomes part of BP Proteins and BP Nutrition is founded

  • 1980: Trouw starts making salmon feed
  • 1981: Skretting is acquired by BP Nutrition
  • 1982: Nanta is acquired by BP Nutrition, together with Sada and Hypor Espana
  • 1986: Fish feed producer Moore-Clark Canada is acquired by BP Nutrition
  • 1988 - 89: BP Nutrition buys Trouw Suralim, a fish feed producer in Chile that becomes Trouw Chile. Also in Chile, farming company Mares Australes is acquired Nanta premix activities become part of the BP Nutrition Specialities Division and are augmented by the acquisition of Trouw Espana
  • 1992: BP Nutrition acquires the poultry business of Conagra in Spain. It is added to Nanta
  • 1993: The premix activities of Cyanamid are acquired in Spain by BP Nutrition and added to Trouw Nutrition Espana
  • 1994 A management buy out establishes Nutreco, with headquarters in Boxmeer, the Netherlands Nutreco begins business in Japan with fish feed from Moore-Clark Canada
  • 1997 Nutreco is floated on the Amsterdam stock exchange Acquisition of remaining 56% of shares in Herca SA poultry processing in Spain Acquisition of remaining 50% of AgriMarine salmon hatchery and farms in western Canada Acquisition of Alma Vertreib Bozenhardt in Germany; feed specialities and fish feed Acquisition of Polfarm, premixes in Poland
  • 1998 Joint Venture company Yamaha Nutreco Aquatech is established in Japan to market fish feed Acquisition of Caicaen salmon hatchery and farms in Chile Merger of Hendrix pig slaughtering and processing activities with those of Murris Meppel and Smits Emmen in the Netherlands to from Hendrix Meat Group. Nutreco holds 50% with 100% ownership scheduled for 2003 Acquisition of Pepees Spzoo feed compounder in Poland Euribid layer breeding activities, Hisex and Bovans, are merged with Hendrix Poultry Breeders in a 50/50 joint venture known as Hendrix Poultry Breeders BV Take over UTD by Nutreco's business unit Hendrix Hendrix and UTD merge to form Hendrix UTD

2000: Richard van Wijnbergen retires and Wout Dekker is appointed CEO. The first AgriVision conference is held in Noordwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands Környe feed and premix activities are acquired in Hungary. Compound feed company Voeders Haeck Belgium is acquired Hydro Seafood salmon farming and processing activities in Norway and Ireland and processing in France are acquired. Loven Agro premix business in Denmark is acquired. Nutreco purchases 56% of cod hatchery, Cod Culture Norway; subsequently converted to 100% ownership

2002: The Nutreco headoffice in Amersfoort is opened