About us


The Molenbergnatie group is a leading, innovative and trustworthy partner in end-to-end supply chain management of soft commodities.

Since its foundation in 1867, Molenbergnatie has grown into the world
’s leading supply chain management company for coffee, cocoa and other soft commodities such as rice, dairy and nuts. With headquarters in Antwerp, Molenbergnatie has expanded to Barcelona (Spain). Molenbergnatie offers a complete logistics service package, handled by professionally trained staff. Our variety of services includes forwarding, processing, customs declaration, warehousing and distribution. 

Working with Molenbergnatie
 guarantees transparent, pro-active and cost-effective cooperation with a partner who is ready to meet your specific needs and ambitions. In short, we put our weight behind your trade.


At Molenbergnatie, we are constantly striving to improve our activities to meet the market’s current and future demands. Our aim is to become the preferred provider for warehousing and related supply chain services in the field of soft commodities such as coffee, cocoa, rice and nuts.

To achieve that, we create innovative supply chain management solutions, implemented by dedicated, well-trained employees, guided by cutting-edge technology, based on sustainable, environmentally aware and cost-effective tools and methods.


Molenbergnatie is a partner with a passion for both product and customer care. We honour all service level agreements and strongly support the growing trend for a “better, faster and more cost-efficient” customer service reflex.

We continuously focus on developing our performance and cost-effective, sustainable solutions, supported by a permanent learning environment, a state-of-the-art technology centre, active 24/7/365, and a strategic partnership with limited key technology vendors.

Everything we do is inspired by a customer-centric mindset, guided by skilled leadership and guaranteed by full transparency and the highest standards in terms of work ethics and integrity. Our values are reflected in our policy statement and our code of conduct.                

Food safety is a culture, not a program



The AEO statute (Authorized Economic Operator) is granted to companies with a proper record of conduct, an adequate control system, a sound financial structure and respect for reigning safety regulations. All AEO-certified companies are considered suitable and trustworthy for customs transactions all over the EU. With this certificate, Molenbergnatie has been granted certain benefits by customs authorities throughout the EU.

Bio Suisse


International, organic standards vary in their strictness. To ensure imported components of Bud-labelled products meet the strict Bio Suisse requirements, farmers and processors abroad must also comply with the Bio Suisse Standards. This compliance is monitored by the LCI (the Label Commission Import), on the basis of inspection reports, issued by local inspection bodies.



CERTISYS is a control and certification organization whose activities are governed accordingly by public authorities and legislation. CERTISYS is accredited for structure and procedures, in accordance with guide standard ISO 65 (EN 45011), which require independence, competence and impartiality. CERTISYS’s basic task consists of guaranteeing rigorous respect of the standards applied on products, systems or services.

The certificate acts as additional security for consumers and/or users. In organic farming, for instance, this implies the assistance of a great number of actors such as qualified staff, a local or regional network and specific tools. The aim is to guarantee conformity and traceability to European, American or Japanese standards.


ISO 9001

ISO (the International Organization of Standardization) is the world’s largest organization to develop (industry) standards, in response to sectors and stakeholders that express a clearly established need for them.

ISO 9001:2015 has been firmly established as the globally accepted standard to ensure the quality of goods and services in supplier-customer relations.
 It provides a set of standard requirements for a quality management system, regardless of the company's activities and scope.


ISO 22000

ISO (the International Organization of Standardization) is the world’s largest organization to develop (industry) standards, in response to sectors and stakeholders that express a clearly established need for them.

ISO 22000 specifies the requirements for a food safety management system.
 Any organization involved in the food sector must demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure all food remains safe for human consumption.

Through its ISO 22000 certification Molenbergnatie NV demonstrates:
  • its implementation of food safety management, which is carefully monitored, maintained and updated in order to deliver a safe product to the consumers;
  • its compliance with statutory and regulatory food safety requirements;
  • its assessment and evaluation of customer food safety requirements, to improve customer satisfaction;
  • it effectively shares information related to food safety with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the food chain;
  • its compliance with prescribed food safety policy, which is subsequently demonstrated to the relevant stakeholder;

 In 2023 Molenbergnatie was certified acording to the FSSC-22000 normation. See FSSC-22000.

ISO 14001

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international organization that sets standards. The organization is a collaboration of national standardization organizations in 163 countries. ISO develops new standards whenever sectors and shareholders express a clear need for them.

ISO 14001 is the internationally accepted standard with requirements for an environmental management system that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization. The environmental management system is used to develop an environmental policy that is appropriate for the organization and to guarantee its implementation.




Sedex (the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.


As a socially responsible company, Molenbergnatie subscribes to the principles of the ‘Ethical Trading Initiative’ reflected in the EIT base code. The ETI Base Code was founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is an internationally recognized code of labour practices.         



The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, two of the world's leading sustainability certification organizations, have joined forces to continue under the name Rainforest Alliance. Since the merger, the UTZ certification program and the Rainforest Alliance Certified program have run in parallel. Simultaneously, the new agricultural standard was developed which builds on the strengths of both organizations and decades of combined experience. The Rainforest Alliance is an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. They are building an alliance to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. The goal is to achieve sustainable agricultural supply chains in which: 

  • Consumers buy products that meet their standards in social and environmental responsibility.
  • The industry takes responsibility by demanding and sourcing sustainably grown products
  • The farmers are trained to be professional;

Home | Rainforest Alliance (rainforest-alliance.org)



Transition from ISO 22000 : 2018 to FSSC-22000 Food safety management system

Molenbergnatie Antwerp has been ISO-22000 certified since January 2014. In 2023 we made the transition to FSSC-22000.

With this certification, we not only demonstrate that we have integrated our quality management system ISO 9001 with our food safety management system, but in doing so we expanded the ISO 22000 standard for food safety management systems, covering the HACCP principles according to the Codex Alimentarius,  with 2 additional benefits.

On the one hand, the FSSC 22000 scheme is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) based on an annual benchmarking process, opening up more opportunities for FSSC 22000-certified organizations. And secondly, FSSC 22000 has a robust integrity program that assures the delivery of trust within the consumer goods industry. With this we combine generally recognized core components to guarantee food safety in the food chain and we can meet customer food safety requirements of the most diverse product categories.

Our customers are likely to benefit from interactive communication, mastery of food safety management through compliance programs and HACCP plans, and a possible improvement and update of our food safety management system.

Our certified activities were now described as follows: “Storage and transport of food and non-food products”

We also hope to maintain the confidence of our customers, suppliers and stakeholders in our risk management.

NOP - USDA National Organic Program

NOP – National Organic Program -  is a  US federal regulatory program that develops and enforces consistent national standards for organically produced agricultural products sold in the United States.

NOP also accredits third-party organizations to certify that farms and businesses meet the national organic standards. These certifiers and USDA work together to enforce the standards, ensuring a level playing field for producers and protecting consumer confidence in the integrity of the USDA Organic Seal.



The specific goal of the European Warehouse Keepers Federation is to promote the warehouse keepers’ interests. This to unify and improve the quality of warehousing services throughout Europe and to create a level European playing field in the legislation concerning the warehousing sector.



The task of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (Federaal Agentschap voor de Veiligheid van de Voedselketen) is to guarantee and maintain both safety and quality of our food to protect the health of humans, animals and plants. In accordance with the Federal law of 4 February 2000, the Agency is responsible for laying down, implementing and enforcing measures related to the analysis and management of risks that may affect consumer health.



The Max Havelaar Foundation was started in 1988 in the Netherlands as a hallmark of fair trade products. The initiative, which is a collaboration between Mexican coffee farmers and a Dutch relief organization, is supported by a.o. the ICCO (the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation).

As many other countries have initiatives with a similar goal and method, the Max Havelaar label is now being used in approximately 23 countries, for products originating from about 55 countries. One and a half million farmers and workers directly benefit from the organization.
 It is affiliated with the international Fairtrade Labelling Organizations (FLO) and its products carry the Fairtrade Mark (the international version of the Max Havelaar label).

Fairtrade is a global certification and verification body, first set up in 2003 to independently certify Fairtrade products. Its aim is to
 establish a fairer global trade. Fairtrade uses its experience and expertise to help producers, traders and brands to use fair practices across supply chains.

FLO-Cert and Fairtrade Max Havelaar only directly certify producers, importers, traders and manufacturers. As Molenbergnatie is a warehouse keeper, it can only be certified by FLO-cert as per request and at the initiative of individual market participants.



Intercontinental Exchange® (ICE-US / ICE-EU) operates global commodity and financial products marketplaces, including the world’s leading electronic energy markets and soft commodity exchange.

’s diverse futures and over-the-counter (OTC) markets offer access to contracts on crude oil and refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural commodities such as cocoa, coffee, cotton, ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp and sugar. It also deals with foreign currency and equity index futures and options.


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Molenbergnatie is member of the National Coffee Association USA.

NCA serves Coffee

The Mission of the National Coffee Association is to grow the U.S. coffee community through education, advocacy, and connection. From seed to cup, NCA member organizations cover every aspect of the coffee supply chain.The NCA is proud to represent the U.S. coffee industry from crop to cup since 1911 — making us one of the oldest trade associations in the nation. 

Our members are comprised of companies from across the industry. The NCA B2B Directory is your direct connection the coffee community, whether you’re looking to find an expert roaster in your area or discover a more sustainable packaging solution.

National Coffee Association (ncausa.org)



The British Coffee Association (BCA) is the representative organisation for the coffee industry and the voice of UK coffee.The BCA represents, promotes and supports all aspects of the UK coffee trade and industry. We foster a favourable environment for all aspects of the industry and its culture to thrive, both now and in the future.

Members’ views and concerns are the drivers behind the work we do. We actively encourage members to influence the direction and policy of the BCA to ensure we continue to steer government legislation and promote a balanced view of coffee amongst consumers and policy makers to secure the future of your business and our industry.

• Our members work and grow together.
• Towards achieving shared sustainability goals
• To mitigate and manage key issues
• To ensure the long-term resilience of coffee

The BCA operates at all time under the Competition Law Compliance Rules for Food and Drink Federation Members.

British Coffee Association


The European Cocoa Association is a trade association that unites the major cocoa bean companies involved in trading, processing, warehousing and related logistic activities in Europe. Together, ECA Members represent two-thirds of Europe’s cocoa beans grinding, half of Europe's industrial chocolate production and 40 % of the world production of cocoa liquor, butter and powder.



The Federation of Cocoa Commerce Ltd is an international trade organization for the private sector, representing all areas of the cocoa supply chain.

The Federation is now in a leading position to respond to the challenges posed by today's complex cocoa supply chain.
 It complies to the highest standards of discretion, fairness and integrity in business conduct and in relationships with members and third parties. FCC is actively involved with many initiatives that address issues of sustainability, quality standards, transport and warehousing, finance and socio-economic conditions which have an impact upon the cocoa trade and industry.



International Nut and Dried Fruit Council Foundation

The INC represents and endorses activities that provide its membership with new opportunities for increasing global consumption of almonds, apricot kernels, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, dates, dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried figs, prunes and raisins. The INC is the international source for information on nuts and dried fruits for Health, Nutrition, Food Safety, Statistics, Government Standards and Government regulations regarding trade barriers and trade quality standards. INC brings you the first word in the state of the industry worldwide.


Dutch Association for Trade in Dried Fruits, Spices and related products

The NZV, launched in 1907, is the industry association for all Dutch traders in nuts, dried fruits, spices and processed fish, fruit and vegetables (frozen and canned).
The NZV defends the common interests of its members. It provides its members with relevant information and provides a platform for the industry.


The HACCP study is an important part of our ISO 22000 certification. It was conducted in accordance with the applicable regulations and incudes risk assessments, procedures, flowcharts, PRP's and CCP‘s.

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Molenbergnatie, part of the Ilomar group, is a leading, innovative and trustworthy partner in end-to-end supply chain management of soft commodities.

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