For over a century, Heutink has brought craftsmanship and quality to educational supplies. The Netherlands-based family business was founded by Reinier Willem Heutink in 1911. Initially, the focus was on selling bibles and books, but entrepreneurial spirit grew the range of available products distributed. Heutink soon began supplying complete school furnishings from blackboards and chalk to pencils and notebooks. By 1912 Heutink furnished and equipped its first complete school.
Bertus Heutink shared his father’s enthusiasm for the education business. Under his management, Heutink became the Dutch education market distribution leader. Today, the third generation, Jessica Heutink and son in law, Henk Fokke, lead the Heutink Group as a multi-national distribution and manufacturing business with a forward thinking global vision. Collaborating with people who share our passion for global education is one of the ways the Heutink family hopes to continually thrive and grow.
Nienhuis USA changing into Heutink USA
In 1975, Heutink openend distribution center in the United States to focus on Montessori customers in North and South America under the name of Nienhuis USA. Nienhuis Montessori has been officially endorsed by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) for decades. It is world’s leading brand when it comes to Montessori materials. We work with specialists from within the field of education who share our ambition. In line with the Montessori vision, we develop materials which create a stimulating educational environment, in which the child always has a central position.
Since the beginning of 2015 we changed the company name Nienhuis USA to our mother company’s name Heutink and introduced 3 new educational brands in the US market. We added the Educo and Jegro brands to our portfolio, educational materials for children from 3-6 (Educo) and 6-12 years old (Jegro). We can also offer a very large selection of the best, high quality arts and crafts materials. By adding theses three brands to our portfolio, Heutink USA is nowadays your one-stop-shop for the best educational materials from the age 0 to 12, entirely based on national and international educational guidelines and curricula.