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Melspring’s roots date back to 1936, when the company started importing raw fertilizer materials for the Dutch market. Over the years, Melspring has transformed itself from an international trading company into a developer and manufacturer of products that it has started to export to countries worldwide.

The goal of this Olmix Group subsidiary, acquired in 2006, is to produce healthier plants and crops, while helping build a cleaner and healthier world by providing sustainable solutions for specialists in the golf, sport, public parks, horticulture and agriculture markets.

With in-depth knowledge of soil dynamics, nutrition and plant pathology, Melspring develops balanced nutrient and soil structure programs for plant vitality and health. Its unique products, based on innovative green concepts, have received European patents.

Thanks to its demanding quality standards and continually growing expertise within Olmix Group, Melspring enjoys a longstanding reputation on the market.

Our history

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Melspring launches its liquid ranges

Olmix celebrates its 20th anniversary and launches the Melgreen, SeaMel and AlgoMel liquid ranges through its global sales network.

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Melspring develops products in concert with the Olmix R&D team

Based on raw materials from Olmix sources (seaweeds, micronutrients and clays), Melspring develops new products for soil improvement (Matrix and Stor-it), soil nutrition (Vitalphos), biostimulants (Melgreen for turf, SeaMel for horticulture and AlgoMel for field crops) and elicitors.

2007 to present
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Olmix SA acquires Melspring

Melspring International B.V. joins the Olmix Group S.A, with the mission of making effective use of renewable sources to promote sustainable food and help feed 9 billion people by 2050.

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Name change to Melspring International B.V.

Following the retirement of founder Mr H.D. Melchers, the company changes its name to Melspring International B.V., with its head office in Velp, the Netherlands.

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Transition period for the Agriculture Division

The Agriculture Division makes a transition from pure trading to the development of high-value branded products, including Melspray fully soluble fertilisers, Melfert organic fertilisers and Marathon long-release fertilizers.

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Name change to Melchemie Holland B.V.

The board decides to change the company’s name to Melchemie Holland B.V. to reflect its geographical expansion, and creates Melchemie-Curaçao in Willemstad, Curaçao.

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Launch of production and distribution of free-flowing ferrous sulphate

Iron sulphate is a moist, unstable salt. The Melchemie process creates free-flowing granules that remain stable in storage and fully soluble.

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Geographical expansion

The company undertakes intensive exploration and starts supplying African markets.

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Launch of the Water Treatment Division

The company launches the global distribution of calcium hypochlorite (manufactured by Nippon Soda, Japan) and chemicals for water treatment.

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Melchemie B.V. startet in den ferner Östlichen Märkten

The original name W.J. Melchers Hzn. is changed to Melchemie B.V. The company increases exports to Far Eastern markets.

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Rapid expansion of business

After World War ll, the company starts producing trace element fertilisers in the Netherlands and importing phosphate fertilizers in bulk from France.

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Creation of W.J. Melchers Hzn.

Aged 35, Willem Johan Melchers founds W.J. Melchers Hzn., a private import and export company focusing on fertilizers and chemicals.