Mr C.J. Smallenbroek is the founding father of Melkweg. He established the company in 1993 with a combination of his 25 years' experience in the dairy industry and the energy and drive of a start-up enterprise: all the right ingredients for making Melkweg a success!
In 2004, the company became part of the VanDrie Group, the world's largest integrated veal producer and a major user of dairy commodities. Melkweg kept its independent commercial status after its acquisition and remains a dedicated trading house of dairy commodities for the food and beverage and animal feed industries.
Being part of such a successful organisation has enabled us to significantly expand our global operation. Our activities outside of Europe grew quickly and now represent more than 50% of our total sales.