We imagine, create and manufacture the highest quality solid and liquid colorants and additives. Our products are designed to be ideal for coloring PVC, PET and other polymers. We support this with outstanding service.

We have a tradition of working with our customers on both specialized projects and general production processes. Customers and our technical experts collaborate regularly to create new color solutions that deliver precise color matches, perfect color distribution and enhanced color consistency. The result is total peace of mind.

As an employee-owned company, teamwork, pro-activeness, competence, accountability and responsibility drive our company culture. We are passionate about our customers and color.

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Holland Colours was founded in 1979 by a group of experts in pigments who saw a need for less dusty colourants than those available at the time. They decided to have a go at doing things differently and better. After working closely together with a customer the company released its innovative product, Holcobatch, which revolutionized the market.

PVC, PET, and more

Even today, Holcobatch remains unique, delivering unrivalled coloring performance for a wide range of polymers. And the innovative spirit lives on. Other breakthrough products include high loaded Holcoprill for the packaging and building & construction market and our Holcomer for the dairy PET packaging industry.

As our portfolio has grown, so has our business. The company that began in a brick shed in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, now covers the world. We have manufacturing and sales operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Hungary, Indonesia (2), China, Canada and Mexico. From here our 400 employees serve local and global customers in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Employee-owned commitment to you

Today we work with companies everywhere to develop, produce and commercialize the finest customer-specific coloring products you can get. Being employee-owned, we go further to create color solutions that give you a competitive advantage, and deliver the kind of service that gives you true peace of mind.


Our dedicated Product Stewardship departments at our facilities oversee regulatory compliances of our entire product range. They communicate with customers, suppliers and officials in order to ensure that correct declarations are issued according to relevant regulations. This includes SDS, RoHS, European and FDA compliances with regards to Food contact materials and involves an active approach to understand and support regulatory challenges our customers face. An example is the understanding and interpretation of Non Intentionally Added Substances (NIAS) for our Packaging customers in the relevant European Directives.


robert harmsen - chief executive officer

Robert Harmsen
Chief Executive Officer

margret kleinsman - chief financial officer

Margret Kleinsman
Chief Financial Officer

gina provó kluit-gonesh - director global marketing

Gina Provó Kluit-Gonesh
Director Global Marketing

quote glenBeing a shareholder in a company pushes you to do well, knowing that if you put in the effort you’ll get something in return.

Glen Ewing Holland | Corporate Account Management | Holland Colours Canada