Company History

Rubber Cultuur Maatschappij ‘Amsterdam’
November 26, 1908, is considered to be the starting point of Acomo. On that day Acomo’s predecessor, the Rubber Cultuur Maatschappij ‘Amsterdam’, was listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. Until the late fifties it was among the largest plantation companies in Europe, owning and operating mainly rubber and palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

International commodity trading
After the nationalisation of most of the plantations in the postcolonial era, the Rubber Cultuur Maatschappij ‘Amsterdam’ was the subject of a successful reverse take-over in 1982 by Rotterdam-based Catz International, a leading trading house in spices and nuts. All the remaining plantations were valued at one Dutch Guilder and the group made a fresh start as an international commodity trading house.

A new name: Acomo
In 2000 the name Acomo, short for Amsterdam Commodities, was adopted to reflect the diversification of the activities that had gradually shifted from mostly rubber to the sourcing, trading, treatment, processing, packaging and distribution of food products and ingredients. In 2010 Acomo officially divested its minority shareholding in rubber to fully focus on niche food products and ingredients. In 2020 Acomo acquired Tradin Organic and added organic food products and ingredients to the conventional product range of the Group.

In 2022 the company decided that it was time for another name change. Amsterdam Commodities N.V. became ACOMO N.V.. The association with ‘commodities’ no longer does justice to the true nature of our core activities as they have developed over the past twenty years, namely the trading and high-quality processing of conventional and organic food ingredients. The name change reflects our current identity as a food ingredient company.

Old traditions, new opportunities
Today, with the additional experience of companies such as Catz International, Red River Commodities, Royal Van Rees Group (whose history dates back to 1819) and Tradin Organic, Acomo is a solid organization that continues the centuries-old traditions of the Dutch merchants: we apply the latest developments in technology in the continuous pursuit of new opportunities to serve our customers.