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Simon van den Bergh
Dutch businessman

Simon van den Bergh

Simon van den Bergh
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Intro Dutch businessman
Was Businessperson
From Netherlands
Field Business
Gender male
Birth 26 October 1819, Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Death 6 April 1907, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands (aged 87 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Simon van den Bergh (October 26, 1819 in Geffen – April 6, 1907 in Rotterdam) was a Dutch businessperson. He founded a margarine factory in the Netherlands that became world-famous.

In 1888, the same year his son Samuel joined the company, he opened a factory in Kleve, the Van den Bergh Margarine Works. By announcing it was for the industrial manufacture of margarine, he was able to circumvent the high tariffs of the German Reich on butter and margarine. The factory introduced the Sanella brand in 1904, made from almond milk.

In the summer of 1929 (after the death of Simon van den Bergh) the Jurgens & Prince Margarine Works in Goch and Van den Bergh in Kleve merged to become Margarine Unie. The newly merged company then combined with English soap manufacturer Lever Brothers to create the modern company Unilever.

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