History of AGT Poortman

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.