History

Established in 1920 as a family owned inspection company for grain that was traded and transported on the rivers and canals of the Netherlands, Peterson has since grown to become the local, global expert for risk management and logistic solutions. 

Peterson’s scope of activities has expanded over the years, growing their product and service range to introduce the global oil and gas marketplace into their services. Peterson has provided integrated logistics services to the world’s leading players in the oil and gas exploration and production industry since 1968, delivering cost-effective and innovative supply chain solutions that meet the highest possible standards of safety to man and the environment.

Also originally developed for the agricultural sector, Control Union was established alongside four European partners. After acquiring full ownership, Control Union expanded its network by developing a thorough knowledge of commodities, its markets and specific client requirements.

Control Union is now made up of an international group of companies with specialities in independent, international cargo surveying and super-intending.

 1950 - The Peterson family and employees during the company's 30th anniversary celebration