1894: where it all started

It all started back in 1894 when the first dairy factory producing butter and dairy products was opened by Marinus Kievit.

1945: a new era

It would be 1945 that De Kievit would make the all-important decision to invest in the production of milk powders. A pioneering decision that would pave the way forward. By 1951 the first spray dried powder was created.

1990: a unique position

By the nineties De Kievit ranked 10th out of 20 milk processing companies in The Netherlands. The company was the only organisation independently responsible for development, production and marketing of its products.

1999: expansion

It was this vision and innovation that enabled extensive company growth. By 1999 De Kievit was acquired by Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods. Ten years later Friesland Foods and Campina became the FrieslandCampina we know.