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an impressive history

SHV was founded as a coal trading company in 1896. Since then, the world has changed beyond recognition – and so has SHV. Go on a journey that takes in alliances and politics, world recession and global expansion, invasion and innovation… a journey 127 years in the making.

125 years of SHV

To celebrate the 125th anniversary, we have created a dedicated history website in which we guide visitors through 25 impressive moments in our history, and have a look at events that took place at SHV and the world around us in the last 125 years.

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People have always been at the heart of the SHV story.

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Sustainability plays a key role in our purpose.

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Financial performance without purpose is not meaningful, and purpose without performance is not sustainable.