The company name originates from the paper windmill, built in 1784 in Wormer which was the start of Pieter Smidt van Gelder’s company. Translated, the name means « Unity », a common name for wind mills in Holland in the old days, which reflects very well the essence of the purchasing cooperation.
Since 1982 ‘De Eendragt’ is providing its unique service to a number of participants in Western Europe. It total purchasing volume will grow in 2017 to close to 450K Tons in a wide number of grades.
The Current team of De Eendragt consists of 3 people working from our office in Zaandam, close to Amsterdam De Eendragt started as an independent purchasing organization (inkoop-combinatie in Dutch) in 1982, procuring for 3 former Van Gelder Paper group mills: Crown Van Gelder in Velsen-Noord, Berghuizer Papierfabriek in Wapenveld and Parenco in Renkum.
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