History

1868
A. Poortman N.V. founded in Holland
1950
A. Poortman (London) Ltd founded with opening of London office
1958
Poortman London becomes one of the first European companies to begin importing Pulses & Birdseeds from China
1960
Becomes independent of Dutch Parent Company
1966
Directors begin regular trips to China
1998
Established a wholly owned subsidiary Eco Organic Foods
2001
Trinidad Benham become 50% owners together with London founding family member Andrew Jacobs
2003
Poortman establish a dedicated pulse processing factory in Tianjin, China
2008
Poortman Holland's new branch office opens
2010
Alliance Grain Traders Inc., one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients in the world, acquires Poortman Ltd.
2014
Alliance Grain Traders undergoes a name change to AGT Food and Ingredients to reflect its expanding business
2015
Poortman adopts the trading name AGT Poortman as part of the AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. group