Henk Hoogwegt founds a dairy exporting company in the Netherlands. It grows and grows – and one day becomes the largest privately held supplier of dairy products in the world.
Hoogwegt makes its first international acquisition. Today, Hoogwegt is active in over 130 countries, and has offices all over the world.
Hoogwegt starts actively doing business in China. Since 2003, we have a formal presence in the country. In 2010, China surpasses Japan as the world’s second-largest economy.
Through the acquisition of the German company Apollo Milchprodukte, we add more liquid milk to our product portfolio. Liquids now account for more than 25% of our volume.
Hoogwegt celebrates its 50th anniversary, determined to continue adding vision and value to our customers’ business for many decades to come.