His Majesty King Willem-Alexander designated the title Royal to the company De Kuyper Royal Distillers for another 25 years. De Kuyper being Royal since 1995 had to apply for a perpetuation as this is mandatory every 25 years. Mark de Witte (CEO) and Ingeborg Reuser (HR Director) of De Kuyper signed the referring papers in the presence of Schiedam’s Mayor Cor Lamers. The predicate is granted to known companies playing an important role in their field, having an impeccable reputation and a solid financial basis.
De Kuyper was founded in 1695 by Petrus de Kuyper and is one of the oldest independent 100% family owned businesses in the Netherlands. The love of traditional craft distillation has been passed on from generation to generation – since 325 years. Today, De Kuyper is the world’s #1 cocktail liqueur brand, available in more than 100 countries. According to its corporate vision, De Kuyper puts the cocktail central when planning any initiative. In 2020, De Kuyper received the prestigious “Liqueur Producer of the Year” award from the internationally leading International Spirits Competition for the second year in a row.
Mark de Witte, Schiedam’s Mayor Cor Lamers, Ingeborg Reuser (left to right) in the Boardroom of De Kuyper Royal Distillers.