Welcome to SHV

SHV originated in 1896 in the Netherlands from a merger between a number of large coal trading companies, some of which had been active since the 18th century. After the decline of coal as the primary source of energy, halfway through the twentieth century, SHV moved into other business areas.

Today SHV is a family-owned multinational whose entrepreneurship is reflected in its range of operations:

To learn more about SHV, its philosophy and its activities please explore this site.

Facts & Figures


Supporting the arts

The Fentener van Vlissingen Fund supports and promotes artistic and cultural projects in ... read more >

60,000 people

It is not the products, but the people who determine the success of our organisation. ... read more >

Less emissions with LPG

SHV Energy is the world’s leading distributor of LPG, one of the cleanest fuels ... read more >