The Early Years
Rebain International was founded in 1998 on the North Shore of Auckland. Rene van Baardewijk who had immigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands in the mid 90's had become disillusioned with the approach of the newly formed multinational chemical trading company that he had joined. Along with Andrew Lowe, Rebain International (NZ) Limited was founded on Bastille Day 1998. Shortly afterwards, Rebain expanded its presence with offices in Australia and Spain.
In 2003 Rene needed to add some capacity in the Benelux region of Europe and being originally from the Rotterdam area it would be an obvious location. The establishment of Rebain International (NL) BV in October 2003 gave Rene the opportunity to involve his sister Monique Buchbot along with his father Jan van Baardewijk as senior advisor to develop a stronger export port for developing business in Central and Eastern Europe. Jan van Baardewijk is the founder of DCT ( Dutch chemicals trading) a well-known chemicals distributor in the 80's and 90's. The new dutch office made significant growth in a short time to become an trusted chemicals supplier active in Latin-America, Europe, North-America, Africa and Asia. Rebain NL is playing the role of a chemical distributor, solvent supplier and chemical trader specialized in Glycols, Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Acetates, Alcohols, Acrylates and Monomers.
In 2019 it was time for Elijan Buchbot and Rick Kok to join the management of Rebain International (NL) BV. With this development, the tradition of being a family business remains intact. Elijan and Rick were already working in the company since 2013 and have proven their selves capable for bringing Rebain NL to the next level. With these two on board we believe we can force a team which is ready for all challenges and opportunities the future will bring.