The Van Rees Group B.V. has branch offices in the main producing countries. These are locally well-established companies, employing highly trained and experienced tea people with a supreme degree of knowledge of their products and market. They are supported by teams of qualified logistic and financial professionals. In addition, Van Rees has well established direct sourcing from many other producing countries, notably Argentina and India.
With a passion for tea we are committed to deliver high quality products all around the world. As one of the largest independent tea suppliers we do so by balancing the economic, environmental and social needs throughout the value chain. As a bridge between the source and our customers we work together with our partners to create and accelerate sustainable development. Working together with our partners at the source and by focusing on our own operations we can deliver responsibly sourced high quality products.
Providing healthy and safe products is a core responsibility and is one of the most important aspects of our services to customers. Tea is and has always been a healthy drink and we work together with our partners in the value chain to deliver a traceable product
Although the environmental impact per cup of tea is very small compared to other drinks such as sodas and coffee we believe there is always room for further improvement. Together with our partners, including suppliers and customers
We believe that only an industry that creates value for all its stakeholders will remain sustainable in the future. The tea industry employs around 13 million people worldwide. Many are smallholder farmers. Working in the tea industry provides
Since 1819, our company has been a market leader in tea. Now part of Amsterdam Commodities N.V. (Acomo), a Dutch trading house specialized in spices, nuts and food ingredients, we continue to strengthen and grow. This leading position has been built through enterprise, endeavour, resilience and the seamless passing of knowledge and skill from one generation to the next.
In 1819, an enterprising Young Dutchman, Jan van Rees, started a tea company in the Netherlands. By the mid 1800’s, the Van Rees Company had established a network of regular customers in Holland and Germany. Salesmen were employed to sell and distribute tea by horse and cart, then later by bicycle. The development of the company in the first 100 years of its existence amply shows the renowned Dutch qualities of hard work, the ability to trade and to create opportunities for business.