Our story begins in 2008, in The Netherlands. Mike Lubben (currently CEO) founded "Coffee Cup Media". A company that distributed free paper cups to (sports) clubs and sold advertising on these cups. In 2010 the business expands to focus on selling mainly paper coffee cups and launches Goedkopekoffiebekers.nl. Since that moment GKB grew to one of the biggest players in the market, with our own production facilities in China, Turkey and The Netherlands. Since 2022 GKB is part of Van de Velde Packaging Group, which gives GKB an even bigger boost to get more market within Europe.
Largest player in the Benelux!
GKB International focusses on quality and is by far the largest player in the Benelux. Because we have our own manufacturing facilities, we manage the complete process from raw material to final product. From our location in the North of The Netherlands we arrange all supply chain. We make sure the artwork is being made (on time) and the right cups are being produced. We have our own molds, do a lot of quality checks and ship around 35 containers a week. With help of a custom-made program for managing forecasts and safety stocks, we make sure our clients do not have to worry about their cups and can focus on their core business. We are here to support you and be the partner you need to further grow.
2008: 'Coffee Cup Media' founded by Mike Lubben. A company that distributed free paper cups to sportsclubs and sold advertising on these cups
2010: Business expands to focus on selling mainly paper coffee cups, launch of Goedkopekoffiebekers.nl
2011: Joint venture with a Chinese production partner
2012: Start of production in The Netherlands
2015: First 1 billion paper cups per year
2016: Sales launch in Europe
2017: European-wide sales to larger customers
2019: New headquarters in Groningen, The Netherlands
2021: Successful roll out of the own developed PE-free products Europe-wide
2022: Acquisition of GKB by Van de Velde Packaging group