LET'S DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE SWAEN
'De Zwaan' is born.
Jos Buysrogge & Alois Adriaanse found their malting & brewery business, despite the devastating floods.
The original malting & brewery business is sold to Joos Menu who renames the Manor house to ‘Mouternest’.
The brewery suffers a major setback when during wartime occupation the copper ‘brewkettles’ are removed.
After the war, the brewery business is closed. Malting now becomes the family’s core activity.
Malting business grows and production increases to supply the growing local and export demand.
Facilities and infrastructure continue to be upgraded and improved including construction of a new silos.
Malt capacity increases to 15.000 MT per annum and the business becomes a leading Dutch commercial Maltster.
Malting capability is further enhanced with the development of a new, more advanced Steeping House.
New Malthouse constructed, allowing further expansion of the export business. A peating installation has been installed.
Royal Grolsch join the management team, enhancing industry expertise and driving new commercial developments.
The de Groen family acquire the Malthouse in joint venture, uniting world-leading tradition and expertise.
The SWAEN is reborn. This world-class malting business has a new identity, reflecting its renewed vision for the future.
Unique and modern malting technology has been installed: germination system, environmental friendly roasting technology, new bagging line
With Max (CEO), Sheila (Finance Manager), Oliver (Plant Manager) & Dietrich (Project Manager) a new management team takes over