Casteleijn Patisserie Specialiteiten was established in 1888 and has been in business for more than 125 years! During that time, the company grew from a bakery without customers to a business with a market share that reaches far beyond our national borders.
Grandfather D. Casteleijn built a bakery and new home in Bergambacht in 1888, and only one thing was missing, namely: customers. Not a problem, because he went from door to door in the neighborhood, asking if people if they would buy his product. It was the start of a blossoming business.
In 1935, the company went from father to son, and G. Casteleijn took over the family business. He expanded by incorporating several small bakeries.
He was motivated by the future of this successors: his two sons D. and H.D. Casteleijn, and their sister J.L.H. Casteleijn. As a result, they inherited a very healthy company in 1968.
BECAUSE OF CONTINUED GROWTH, CURRENT LEADERSHIP WAS REQUIRED IMPLEMENT AN EXPANSION IN 1970
This happened by purchasing a bakery in Krimpen a/d IJssel, specialized in bread baking. In the meantime, production of cookies continued in Bergambacht. The company now relied on two sales and two production sites.
Because of the production of top quality products, and a broad approach to market segments, these accommodations soon also proved insufficient. As a result, Casteleijn bakery built a centralized production site in the Stormpolder at Krimpen a/d IJssel. The building became available in 1978, and Casteleijn bakery had two sales points and one centralized production site.
In 1991, H.D. Casteleijn built his own factory in Bergambacht. Casteleijn Patisserie Specialiteiten was born! To this day, the factory is under leadership of H.D. Casteleijn, with assistance from his sister J.L.H. Casteleijn. The factory specialized in pastries and caramel waffles. The caramel waffles and cookies are sold not only in the Netherlands, but also across Europe and other parts of the world.