Specialist in home improvement for over 100 years
Fetim Group originated in 1919 as an importer of hardwood and plywood. Over the years, the organization has evolved into a multinational wholesaler specializing in home improvement products.
Discover our origin below!
1919 - 1922
On October 1, 1919, founder F.G.J. Beerkens establishes the organization 'Fijnhouthandel Beerkens'. He focuses on importing tropical hardwood from Southeast Asia to the Netherlands. Thanks to the exclusive import rights for Cawitt-triplex, which was used to build all Fokker aircraft at the time, the company takes significant steps forward. Beerkens changes the name to 'Fijnhout en Triplex Import' (Fine Wood and Plywood Import), later abbreviated to Fetim.
In this year, Fetim leaves its location in Haarlem to settle in a city with more international opportunities: Amsterdam. Fetim also opens a second location in the south of the Netherlands, with a warehouse space of 15,000 m2 to meet the high demand for imported wood.
In the early 1970s, Fetim seizes the opportunity to become a wholesaler for many international DIY stores, in addition to wood imports. As one of the pioneers, Fetim introduces innovative laminate flooring to the market in the 1980s. Laminate quickly becomes popular and even the new standard in DIY flooring.
Fetim Group expands its presence in the global market by opening branches in China, Hong Kong, England, India, France, Belgium, and Germany. This global presence enhances the level of service and insight into the rapidly changing world market.
Fetim is and will remain relevant for the home improvement of today and the future. By constantly reinventing itself and pushing boundaries, it achieves the best possible results. With a renewed strategy, Fetim Group prepares itself for the demands and needs of people and society.
Fetim Group: the extensive specialist
Today, Fetim produces products for indoor use, such as window decoration, wall decoration, cabinet systems, flooring, sanitary ware, and technical sanitary solutions, as well as for outdoor use, including facade cladding, panel material, and other construction materials.
A century of hard work, groundbreaking strategies, and great courage has led to the position where Fetim is today. Fetim dared to embrace change and constantly reinvent itself.