The malt houses with a history
Holland Malt is a family-owned maltings with a long and rich history. Producing malts for brewers and distillers for over 100 years, with increasing success. Always with the focus on high quality malts, superior customer service and sustainability. For small independent companies as well as large multinationals. Today, we export to more than 50 countries.
Our rich history
The family started their first small malt house over 100 years ago.
Malt shortages WW1
To keep production going, brewers purchased malting barley from the USA. Unfortunately, the first ship was torpedoed. Fortunately, the family was well-insured.
Malt houses in WW2
The construction of a new malting house started in 1938. During the war the kiln was used to dry vegetables to feed the local community.
The capacity of the malt houses now exceeded local needs. The surplus was sold to breweries in other regions and the Dutch Malt Export Organization.
Living standards rose and beer consumption grew. Malting capacity doubled once again, to 12,000 tonnes annually.
New kind of malt house
In the seventies the company built a new tower maltings. One of the first of its kind, using a new construction technique.
The eighties energy crisis
High energy costs led to a combined heat and power supply. This meant a significant improvement in our environmental impact.
Further growth in the nineties
A second germination tower was built in 1991, followed by a second kilning tower in 1995.
The new millennium
In 2003 the Swinkels family and the farmers cooperative, Agrifirm, joined forces, with the name Holland Malt. In 2014, Agrifirm sold its shares back to the Swinkels family.
Our malt houses today
Today, the total production capacity of Holland Malt is 405,000 tonnes. 280,000 tonnes are produced in Eemshaven and the other 125,000 tonnes in Lieshout.
Meet the people behind Holland Malt. A team of specialists, who provide our customers with the best conditions, best service and of course, the best malt.