Ericus Gerhardus Duijvis (1852 - 1937)

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Nicknames: "Duyvis"
Birthplace: Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Zaandam, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands
Managed by: Philipus Scipio Cardinaal
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About Ericus Gerhardus Duijvis

In 1880, Ericus Gerhardus, takes over the firm grounded by his grandfather Teewis, and later managed by his father, also called Teewis.

The firm stilll mainly produces cattle-fodder, with linseed oil as a by-product, but now with a steam oil mill built by Ericus. As of 1908 the company begins to sell and export linseed oil.

Between 1920 - 1930 the company becomes one of the largest oil exporting companies of Holland. During the crisis years turnover declines and the company starts producing sald oil for consumers. During world war 2 the import of necessary raw materials for the oli priduction declines. The company switches to other vegetable oils. Still focusing on consumers the company starts selling branded products. In 1975 Mayolande, a french daughter is founded, selling products under the Bénénuts brand.

In 1958 the company recieves the status of "Royal" and in 1961 the company sells bagged peanuts and other nuts. That same year the company is taken over by Akzo, which means the end of a 150 year old family business. The takeover means that the company looses it´s "Royal" status. In 1987 Duyvis is taken over by Douwe Egberts. A new factory is built in Zaandam and Duyvis becomes the largest peanut and nut brand in the Netherlands. In 2006 Douwe Egberts (part of Sara Lee) sells Duyvis to soft drink and snack manufacturer Pepsico. Pepsico is amongst others the owner of brands Pepsi, Lay´s and Quaker. In 2006 Duyvis celebrated it´s 200th anniversary.

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Ericus Gerhardus Duijvis's Timeline

1852
September 5, 1852
Koog aan de Zaan, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands
1878
July 11, 1878
Age 25
Zaandam, NH, Netherlands
1879
1879
Age 26
Koog aan de Zaan, NH, Netherlands
1882
December 4, 1882
Age 30
Koog aan de Zaan, NH, Netherlands
1886
February 14, 1886
Age 33
Koog aand de Zaan, NH, Netherlands
1888
December 11, 1888
Age 36
Koog aan de Zaan, NH, Netherlands
1894
October 11, 1894
Age 42
Koog aan de Zaan, NH, Netherlands
1937
October 14, 1937
Age 85
Zaandam, Zaanstad, North Holland, The Netherlands