5 July 2019 - Van Rees Group BV, founded in 1819 and one of the largest independent tea traders in the world in 2019, has been awarded the designation “Royal” by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander. In the Rotterdam office where the start of a festive anniversary celebration was inaugurated on 5 July 2019, the King’s Commissioner in The province of Zuid-Holland Mr Jaap Smit,
Rajith De Mel (48) has been appointed the new Managing Director of Van Rees Group. Van Rees Group, celebrating its 200 year’s anniversary this year, is one of the few leading global suppliers and processors of tea and headquartered in Rotterdam (The Netherlands).
Sri Lanka, which lies just 19 miles off the southeastern coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, boasts an impressive legacy of tea production, which began in 1867 when it was a British colony known as Ceylon.
As of February 1st Van Rees Group B.V. has taken over the activities of Container Tea and Commodities in Coonoor, India.
DJ Theehandelaar Van Rees: thee is terug in de beleving, mondiale theemarkt in de lift.
Thee is tijdloos en alomtegenwoordig. Waar ook ter wereld besteld: de kans is groot dat de Rotterdamse handelaar Van Rees bij een willekeurig kopje thee betrokken is geweest.