Verffabriek ‘t Anker

In the early years, the family Aberson produced printing inks, painter’s lacquers, cellulose lacquers, chlorinated rubber paints and 2-component paints. Even then the company had prestige and fame thanks to the delivery of constant and durable quality. Major customers included the Government Buildings Agency and the AKU. Later the company was sold to the Lampe family in Steenwijk.

From Gorredijk to Terwispel

In 1946 Adriaan Stuy started a sales office on the Molenwal in the Frisian town of Gorredijk. This sales office was called A. Stuy Verf- en Snowcemdealer. Later the company moved to the Hoofdstraat in Gorredijk. In 1962 Stuy built a new company building in the Hoofdstraat. The name of the company was changed to Stuy Verven.

In addition to the wholesale activities, Stuy also started mixing colors from semi-finished to finished products. This expansion of production gave Stuy Verven more projects, more customers and a growing turnover. It was decided to expand the manufacturing process. Because of this expansion the building in the Hoofdstraat became too small.

In 1974 the current building in Terwispel was purchased and radically rebuilt. In 1976 the building was taken into use and production started.

Stuy and Anker: bundled knowledge of sustainable paints

In 1978 the Drukinkt- en Verffabriek “‘t Anker” was taken over by Stuy Verven. The expertise was bundled. The companies continued to produce separately in Terwispel and Steenwijk. Due to strong growth it was decided in 1982 to continue the production centrally.

Terwispel was chosen as the location. The existing company in Terwispel was further modernized and converted into one production location. The company continued under the name Anker Stuy Verven.

In the meantime, we have undergone several expansions. In the eighties Adriaan Stuy’s two sons joined the flourishing family business. Their dynamic commitment and flexibility ensured continuity and growth. As the second generation, John & Rob Stuy have also helped the company grow to become a market leader as a supplier of paint to the carpentry industry.

Third generation family business

John Stuy retired in 2020 and the management board now consists of Emile, Armand & Rob Stuy. The third generation has its sights on the future with the aim of further growing the business both nationally and internationally.

In 2019 Anker Stuy Coatings LTD was established in Peterborough, England. This will allow the Anker Stuy brand to be anchored in this market. Also, the current complex issues regarding sustainability & environment are important themes for the third generation to work on. More and more products will be developed with a high biobased content and there will be a critical look at own energy and waste consumption.

Chemicals are constantly evolving and we are working closely with parties to promote circularity and sustainability. For example, we stimulate pilot projects for the circular application of building materials. We also conduct continuous theoretical and practical research to make binders and additives more sustainable.