In the reference work ‘The Naties six hundred years of business in port and city”, we read that the word ‘natie’ stands for an assembly or grouping of workers that pursued the same goal and collectively practiced the same activity or profession as it was carried out in the context of the trade.
Through the centuries, these cooperative societies strove for official recognition, as did Wijngaard Natie whose notarial act was drawn up on January 22nd, 1864. From even older writings it appears that they were already active in the 18th century, although under other names such as ‘Natie van de Melkhoek’(Milk Corner) or de ‘Arbeyders van de Melkmarkt’(Milk Market workers). We can at any rate boast a long and rich history.
Contrary to several ‘natie’ companies that made their name in product specialisation, Wijngaard Natie derives its name from the street where it was originally based: the Wijngaardstraat in the heart of Antwerp.
Throughout the decennia Wijngaard Natie has made a name for itself as a solid, traditional company, strong in the usual natie tasks of storage, transportation and distribution.
More recently, the period from 1990 was of great importance: diversification became the name of the game. Today, we offer you a total, in-house service package.
On this site, you will find an overview of these activities.