Founded by brothers Evert & Anthonie Scheer in 1712
Originally E&A Scheer was founded as a ship-owning company in the 18th century, having a fleet of ships involved in the triangular trade of goods between Europe, Africa and the West Indies.
The return cargo from the West Indies to Europe included Sugar and Rum. A similar trade with the East Indies resulted in a return cargo of the local Rum, called Batavia Arrack.
In the 19th century the activities of E&A Scheer concentrated on shipping and trading of just Bulk Rum and Batavia Arrack. The company blended the original qualities in their warehouse to be able to guarantee consistency on quality of the products. Inventories were built in Amsterdam to ensure availability at short notice. All Rum and Batavia Arrack was shipped from the bonded warehouse in bulk to be sold to customers for industrial use or bottling. As business expanded, an enormous expertise in this particular field of trading and blending of bulk distillates was gained.
E&A Scheer was active in a market in which few companies could match the expertise built. Companies were acquired during time and the company positioned itself as the specialist in importing, trading and blending sugarcane distillates. New markets and applications were found, a stable and faithful client-base was established. However, the size of the company has grown substantially over the centuries.
New markets and applications were found.
Recent years have shown rapid expansion of the volumes and addition of new markets and customers. Logistic services have been added to the offering and E&A Scheer has developed into a full service and partnership oriented company for those in need of sugarcane based distillates for their industrial process supplying clients in more than 50 countries. E&A Scheer is ranked one of the oldest companies in the Netherlands, a reliable partner.
By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands is a Royal Award appointed by his Majesty the King of the Netherlands. This is an honour awarded by the Royal Court only to those companies that are at least 100 years old and have an exceptional track record.
At E&A Scheer BV we are very proud to have received this particular recognition in 2017 after blending and trading Bulk Rums all over the world over the last 3 centuries. It is our privilege from now on to be able to display the coat of arms to our stakeholders on our website and external communications.
In receiving the award we are part of a very select group of Dutch companies which have a prominent position within their industry, an excellent reputation and who distinguish themselves by quality, solidity and continuity.