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Founded in 1896

SHV has been in business for 120 years. On April 1, 1896, a group of eight Dutch coal wholesalers, some of which had been entrepreneurs and traders since the 18th century, founded the Steenkolen Handels-Vereeniging (SHV) in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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