Wilco originally started out as a printer of wrappers in 1958
Since then we have become the largest sustainable printer in the Netherlands and a specialist in printing books, magazines and tear-off calendars. We were early pioneers in sustainability at the turn of the century!
Takeover by Remia
Wilco started growing shortly after 1958, the year of our foundation, growth started. The company had come into the picture as a specialist in printing wrappers for margarine manufacturer Remia. Remia took over Wilco the printer for its product packaging. After the takeover, the move to the current location on the Vanadiumweg in Amersfoort soon followed.
When Remia was taken over by Nutricia, the printing company became independent. That was the signal to enter new markets. At the end of the eighties, Wilco approached the publishing market – and today many publishers are still part of our regular customer base.
Over the decades the company has grown considerably, both in personnel and machines. Around the turn of the century, awareness of environmentally-friendly entrepreneurship started to increase. Wilco was one of the first companies to seriously follow through, with a heat recovery installation that provides the company with energy.
Growth through takeovers
Wilco continued to grow in the 21st century through various takeovers. In 2004 we took over the Hentenaar Boek printing company, resulting in an increase in the production of literary and scientific books. Our own bindery also saw the light of day, which is how we now have the entire production process under one roof. Takeovers of the Bariet printing company and the De Haan bindery followed in 2009 as further reinforcements in the literary market. In March 2014 we added Ten Brink in Meppel to the mix. Ten Brink is a proven specialist in magazines and the postal market. In 2016, Wöhrmann was also taken over by Boekgroep BV in combination with Wilco BV. At the end of 2017 Wöhrmann was also renamed Wilco, Wilco-Zutphen.
Wilco is now a major player on the international market.