Our history

Adding color to the world since 1979

More than 40 years ago, a group of enthusiastic plastics innovators founded Holland Colours in an old paper factory in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.

Their big idea? To make low- and no-dust colorants for plastic products by encapsulating pigments in a bio-based carrier. The result was Holcobatch, a bio-based masterbatch that remains unique in the industry.

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Personalized, Sustainable Solutions

Co-Designing a Vibrant Future

Our innovative spirit has taken us into new markets, across oceans and into new industries. It has seen us develop innovative technologies, products, solutions and services. And we’re not done yet.

As your partner, we will find a better way by working together. With focus on personal service, we co-design innovative solutions for a sustainable industry. We develop and supply custom colorants and additives that bring you peace of mind and suit tomorrow’s needs. 


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Long lasting partnerships

How we deliver peace of mind


Outstanding technical service

Our goal is to optimize our customer's production process. We continuously build our competence and strengthen our innovation capabilities.

Superior and innovative products

Our experts co-design color and functional solutions with our customers, develop solutions to support recycling, and actively contribute to creating a more sustainable industry overall.

World-leading stewardship

Our product stewardship teams proactively ensure regulatory compliance in our fast developing market. We maintain the highest quality standards.

Commitment & Partnership

All our employees are shareholders of the company. This commitment results in a high service level. The stong relationships with our customers rests on mutual trust, close teamwork and design partnerships.
Our Purpose

What we hold dear

What are our core values and what drives us as a company?  Now, more than ever it's important to let the world know the answers to these questions and show our true colors. 

Find out more about who we are and the ideals that drive us forward. 

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Our purpose and drivers

Our core values

  • Accountability: We can be trusted that we take responsibility for what we do (and do not do).

  • Pro-activeness: We make things happen instead of waiting for them to happen to us.

  • Competence: We have the skills and expertise to do things well.

  • Responsibility: At Holland Colours, we are committed to our company, our colleagues, our society and our environment.

  • Teamwork: We work together, internally and with our clients, to achieve one common goal.


Our board of management

Coen Vinke - HCA-Portret-9 - klein

Coen Vinke

CEO,1963, Dutch

Joined Holland Colours NV
May 1, 2018

Appointment to position
July 12, 2018
Eelco van Hamersveld - SK-HCA-Portret-12 - klein

Eelco van Hamersveld

CTO, 1969, Dutch

Joined Holland Colours NV

December 1, 2017

Appointment to position
July 12, 2018

Geert Rutgers - HCA-GEERT-2 - klein

Geert Rutgers

CFO Ad interim, 1962, Dutch

Joined Holland Colours NV

January 7, 2022

By the numbers

Our output 

Because of satisfied customers, we've grown considerably over the last several decades. 

  • Experience: Established in 1973, we have over 40 years of color formulation experience.
  • Worldwide We have 2000 customers in 85 countries.
  • Network: We have a strong network made up of over 100 suppliers, distributors and agents. 
  • Output: Over 2 billion kilograms of plastic products colored by us every year. 

Nikolaus Auer, OTTO Chemie:

“We have a very intensive cooperation. We work as partners very closely on innovation, new projects and processes”

Better together

A global presence

Today, we are one global team of over 450 colleagues with different experiences and from various backgrounds. But we all share the same core values, passion for color, commitment to our customers and pride in our company.

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