TIMELINE
May 9, 2001
Rolf Hoksbergen and Edwin van Barreveld start Royal Taste Company at Birkstraat 143a in Soest.
 
 
May 2001
The first packaging machine for freeze-dry / beans / ground & amp; freshbrew coffee arrives.
 
 
2002
The first two employees employed, for packaging and technical service.
 
 
End of 2004
The first talks with the municipality of Soest for its own roasting house.
 
 
Early 2005
The first talks with the municipality of Amersfoort for the establishment of a roasting plant.

May 9, 2006
The roasting plant in Amersfoort is opened,
the ‘Roast and Production Company B.V.’
 
 
2008
A packaging machine for freeze-dried products is put into operation.
 
 
Until 2010
One Mercedes Sprinter for the logistics of our private labels and five vans for the delivery of coffee and the maintenance of machines.
 
 
2010
The first Mercedes Atego truck is on the road.
 
 
2010
The first bean-only packaging machine goes into operation.
The old machine is now only used for ground coffee.
 
 
2011
The second truck is going to move.
 
 
2011
The first sugar and creamer stick packaging machines are put into use.
 
 
2012
From now on, the focus is on Private Label.
 
 
2013
RTC purchases two packaging machines for cocoa and topping.
 
 
2014
The second truck is replaced by a truck with a trailer.
 
 
2015
The third truck with trailer starts to move.
 
 
2015

Commissioning of the new coffee roaster R800.
Capacity: 200 kg per roast. Total roasting capacity now 300 kg with two burners (G120 / R800).

2015
The second bean packing machine is put into operation.
 
 
2016
The third and fourth bean packing machines go into operation.
 
 
2016
The second topping packaging machine goes into operation.
 
 
2016
The fourth truck is going to move.
 
 
2016
The first coffee roaster is replaced.
The second silo for the storage of raw beans is put into operation.
 
 
2016
RTC achieves an annual volume of 2,000 tons.
 
 
2017
Installation of a third coffee roaster.
 
 
2017
RTC Soest achieves an annual volume of 2,400 tons of coffee.
 
 
2018
Commissioning of the new coffee roaster R1500.
Capacity: 300 kg per branding. Total roasting capacity now 600 kg with three burners (G120 / R800 / R1500).
 
 
2018
Commissioning of new cleaning machine at the roasting house.
Machine for the separation of beans and small product-foreign contaminants such as twigs and stones that have come along with the beans from the coffee countries.
 
 
2018
Commissioning of new POD packaging machine.
Fully automatic processing of ground coffee into pods, individually packed in a sachet (sachets of personalized foil).
 
 
2018
Commissioning of the 5th line bean machine.
 
 
2018
RTC Soest achieves an annual volume of 3,000 tons of coffee.
 
 
2019
Installation of 2nd cocoa packaging machine.
 
 
2019
Further automation of the production lines.
Central control of all packaging aspects within a production line.
 
 
2019
Establishment of a Quality Control Lab for topping and cocoa.
 
 
2019
Installation Cobots (robotized packing line) for topping and cocoa.
 
 
2020
Construction of 3rd silo
and modification capacity
raw coffee transport from
HDF 70 to HDF 100

2020
Implementation of fully
automated recipe dosing and
increase of roasting capacity
to 6000 tonnes

2021
Expansion with a packaging machine
for beans and ground coffee.
New E.S.E pods machine with a capacity
of 180 pieces per minute

2021

“Building the future”