A. Poortman N.V.
founded in Holland
A. Poortman (London) Ltd
founded with opening of London office
of the first European companies to begin
importing Pulses & Birdseeds from China
Becomes independent of Dutch Parent Company
Directors begin regular trips to China
Established a wholly owned subsidiary Eco Organic Foods
become 50% owners together with London founding family member Andrew Jacobs
establish a dedicated pulse processing factory in Tianjin, China
's new branch office opens
Alliance Grain Traders Inc.
, one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients in the world, acquires Poortman Ltd.
Alliance Grain Traders undergoes a name change to AGT Food and Ingredients
to reflect its expanding business
Poortman adopts the trading name AGT Poortman
as part of the AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. group