History

Neessen is a family company that was established as a mixed farming enterprise in the early 20th century. In the more than 100 years since its establishment the company has undergone many changes. Below is a timeline featuring the most important milestones in our history, which have turned our company into what it is today.

1906

Jacobus Steeghs establishes a family-run mixed-farming enterprise with cattle, pigs, chicken and arable crops.

1942

Sjang Neessen continues the business together with Nel Steeghs, Jacobus Steeghs’s daughter.

Luchtfoto Neessen in 1950

1955

The farm starts producing asparagus.

1962

The farm starts producing strawberries.

1966

The farm starts raising asparagus plants.

1968

The farm starts propagating strawberry plants for local strawberry growers.

1975

Sjang, Peter and Herm enter into a partnership.

1977

Jan joins the Neessen Partnership.

Luchtfoto Neessen in 1979

1982

Peter, Herm and Jan Neessen continue the Neessen Partnership.

1988

The company starts raising its own strawberry planting stock in its first aphid-free greenhouse.

1992

The company stops its pig-farming activities.

1995

The company stops producing strawberries.

2007

The company stops its dairy-farming activities.

Establishment of Neessen VOF (partnership firm); Peter Sr continues the company together with his sons Johan and Peter Jr.

Luchtfoto Neessen in oktober 2010

2009

Start of sidelines: garden plants and hydrangeas for cutting.

2010

2010 
Construction of latest aphid-free greenhouse for cultivating strawberry planting stock.