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


60,000 people

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