History

1918

Ad van der Sluijs opens a bicycle shop in Geertruidenberg (the Netherlands). Soon he expands his activities with the sale of petroleum, thus laying the foundation of the Van der Sluijs Groep.

1984 

Peter Goedvolk, former CEO of the current Argos, takes over Goud, a small oil trading firm in Hoeksche Waard (the Netherlands), and in doing so takes his first step towards independent entrepreneurship.

1990

The Van der Sluijs Groep enters the Belgian and German markets and evolves into the largest independent player in the field of selling, storing and transporting mineral oils in the Netherlands and Belgium.

1994

Goudvoort, Peter Goedvolk’s company, takes over Argos in Vlaardingen. Argos is active in the wholesale distribution of lubricating oil and fuel in the port of Rotterdam. Because it sounds well and is internationally applicable, Argos is chosen as the name of the entire group.

2006

Petroplus International is split up, FNR+ continues independently. FNR+ Holding includes Frisol, North Sea Petroleum and Reinplus Vanwoerden and is market leader in bunkering and trading.

2009

Van der Sluijs Groep and FNR+ Holding merge and together become North Sea Group.

2011

On October 25th, the merger between Argos Oil and North Sea Group is a fact.

2012

After the merger the two companies operate under the name Argos.