May 9, 2001
Rolf Hoksbergen and Edwin van Barreveld start Royal Taste Company at Birkstraat 143a in Soest.
The first packaging machine for freeze-dry / beans / ground & amp; freshbrew coffee arrives.
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.
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.’
A packaging machine for freeze-dried products is put into operation.
One Mercedes Sprinter for the logistics of our private labels and five vans for the delivery of coffee and the maintenance of machines.
The first Mercedes Atego truck is on the road.
The first bean-only packaging machine goes into operation. The old machine is now only used for ground coffee.
The second truck is going to move.
The first sugar and creamer stick packaging machines are put into use.
From now on, the focus is on Private Label.
RTC purchases two packaging machines for cocoa and topping.
The second truck is replaced by a truck with a trailer.
The third truck with trailer starts to move.
Commissioning of the new coffee roaster R800.
Capacity: 200 kg per roast. Total roasting capacity now 300 kg with two burners (G120 / R800).
The second bean packing machine is put into operation.
The third and fourth bean packing machines go into operation.
The second topping packaging machine goes into operation.
The fourth truck is going to move.
The first coffee roaster is replaced. The second silo for the storage of raw beans is put into operation.
RTC achieves an annual volume of 2,000 tons.
Installation of a third coffee roaster.
RTC Soest achieves an annual volume of 2,400 tons of coffee.
Commissioning of the new coffee roaster R1500. Capacity: 300 kg per branding. Total roasting capacity now 600 kg with three burners (G120 / R800 / R1500).
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.
Commissioning of new POD packaging machine. Fully automatic processing of ground coffee into pods, individually packed in a sachet (sachets of personalized foil).
Commissioning of the 5th line bean machine.
RTC Soest achieves an annual volume of 3,000 tons of coffee.
Installation of 2nd cocoa packaging machine.
Further automation of the production lines. Central control of all packaging aspects within a production line.
Establishment of a Quality Control Lab for topping and cocoa.
Installation Cobots (robotized packing line) for topping and cocoa.
“Building the future”