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Jos Telleman jus sent me an image the old flag of Koole Zaandam: green,
a white disk, black "CKBV".
Some data from the firm's homepage: "The roots of the company lie in Schipluiden, a small village near Rotterdam, where Cornelis Koole sr. set up his business in 1943 with the 'Nooit Volmaakt', a small 40-tonne barge. Since the fifties, Koole transported increasing volumes of oils and fats. In 1957, the company relocated to Wormerveer, on the river Zaan, where the food industry is highly concentrated. The fleet expanded strongly and in 1980 the small office in Wormerveer was exchanged for a large commercial site in Zaandam's Achtersluispolder, ideally situated on the North Sea Canal and close to the main motorways network. By now, the four sons Ton, Kees, Piet and Jaap had all joined the company, each with their own specific responsibilities in the business. In 1980, Koole embarked on a new activity: tank storage, to be able to serve customers even more efficiently. In the nineties, expansion followed in the form of coasters, in order to serve English customers too.
In 1999 with the take-over of Pakhoeds edible oils tankstorage companies in Rotterdam (Pernis) and Nijmegen, Koole extended its activities and clientele beyond Northwest Europe to encompass the whole world. The acquisitions at Pernis and Nijmegen created enormous synergy with Kooles existing activities in shipping and storage."
Jarig Bakker, 26 Nov 2006