Our history

Where do we come from?

The origins of Coram International go back to 1950, when Harrie van Kempen and Henri Nijhuis in Eindhoven – currently the design capital of the Netherlands – founded the company Tijger Plastics. Thanks to innovative products, special production processes and an eye for design, this company quickly became a household name in the Netherlands.

Strong growth thanks to strong brands

Due to the success of Tijger Plastics, the Dutch sales market became too small in just a few years following its foundation.

And so after 1956, the two entrepreneurs began raising their profile internationally.
The brand name was changed to ‘Tiger’ and various high-quality national and international brands were acquired. Thus, the company took over Sealskin and Geesa, among others. Brands with, respectively, more than 250 and 125 years of experience. After various international acquisitions, the Coram organisation as it exists today ultimately came into being.

A dedicated family company

Coram has grown to become a broad-based organisation operating worldwide in sanitary fittings and plastics injection-moulding techniques.

The Van Kempen family are still 100% owners and, at the general meeting of shareholders, play an integral part with the Coram group. Together with the Supervisory Board, the family supports the management in all expansion plans and monitors the success of Coram, which they themselves collaborated in founding in 1950.