Below you will find a short summary of our history. Over the last 3 decades we have evolved from being a packaging wholesaler in the 1980s and 1990s to currently becoming, a major 'service provider in packaging'.

Bark Verpakkingen was formed in 1978 to handle the sale of Schütz IBCs, steel and plastic drums, all predominantly for liquid products.

Over time, the range was gradually extended to include plastic pails, jerrycans, jars and closures. In 1995 the products offered was further expanded to incorporate tin packaging, pails and UN-approved cardboard packing for transporting hazardous substances.


Further historical data:

  • January 2000:
    Takeover Pal-Con Plastics B.V.
  • March 2000:
    Takeover Duo Plast B.V.
  • Oktober 2000:
    Due to increase in turnover, plant relocated within Apeldoorn.
  • March 2001:
    Introduction of Outsourcing Concept in the Benelux packaging market, with companies' entire packaging management (or aspects thereof) being taken over.
  • January 2006:
    Takeover Van Lit Packaging B.V.
  • April 2006:
    Takeover De Vries Verpakkingen B.V.
  • August 2010:
    Relocation from Apeldoorn to Eerbeek, primarily due to increased growth in the outsourcing concept.
  • November 2010:
    Foundation of Bark Innovations B.V., with core activities being the redesign of packaging and the development of new packaging concepts.
  • February 2012:
    Commencement of warehouse expansion at Eerbeek, from 6,000 m2 to 8,000 m2 with a height of 14 m, providing a total of 12,000 pallet spaces.
  • July 2014:
    Certification according to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard for Bark Verpakkingen B.V. and Bark Innovations B.V.
  • August 2017:
    Certification according to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard for Bark Verpakkingen B.V. and Bark Innovations B.V.

Briefly, since 1978 Bark Verpakkingen has developed to become a 'full-service supply chain supplier' giving substance to the concept of ‘modern packaging management’. The packaging product is, and will remain, the cornerstone of our existence. What we add in terms of value is what constitutes our capacity to distinguish ourselves, making us unique as a packaging partner.