History

Nautamix HaarlemIn 1923, Mr. J.E. Nauta founded the company Nautamix in Haarlem. This was the birth of today's globally active Hosokawa Micron B.V. From the very beginning, our history has been characterised by innovative drive. We have compiled the highlights from over 90 years in our archives.

Year Action
1923 Foundation of Nauta in Haarlem by Mr. J.E. Nauta as a jobber.
1928 Foundation of N.V. Internationale Spinpot Exploitatie Maatschappij (ISEM) in Doetinchem.
1939 Foundation of Machinefabriek Vrieco in Zelhem.
1946 Mr. Nauta invents the conical (batch) mixing principle and produces his first mixing machines, later the company was renamed Nautamix.
1954 Schuurmans & Van Ginneken erects Schugi as an independent company for machinery.
1965 Nautamix in Haarlem erects a manufacturing facility in Assen.
1968 Hosokawa Micron Japan first relation with Nautamix for selling mixers in Japan.
1982 Hosokawa Micron in Japan acquires Nautamix Haarlem and Assen.
1983 Hosokawa Micron acquires Vrieco and ISEM.
1987 Bepex USA acquires Schugi.
1987 Nautamix Haarlem and Assen, Vrieco Zelhem and Isem Doetinchem merge into Hosokawa Micron B.V.
1992 Hosokawa Micron Japan acquires Bepex USA, including Schugi.
1993 Hosokawa Micron B.V. relocate all their operations to a new premises in Doetinchem.
2000 Schugi is merged into Hosokawa Micron B.V. and relocates to Doetinchem.