de Jong DUKE - History

History

1897
J.M. de Jong, a black-smith in Alblasserdam, founded the company around 1897.

1957
The first coffee machines were built around 1957 by A. de Jong jr. They were sold and distributed in the Netherlands through DUKE Vending.

1971
In 1971 the first European filterfresh machine from de Jong DUKE was built with the Vendking-brewer.

1992
The UNI-brewer was developed, based on the same filterfresh®-principle.

2002
A cold water unit was implemented in the machines and the first field test of the CoEx®-brewer started.

2009
Expansion to the United States

2010
Fresh Milk and Narrowcasting are available options on De Jong Vending machines

Today
It's still a family-owned business and led by Michiel & Maurits de Jong, both great-grandsons of the founder. From 1897 until today, De Jong DUKE has always remained inspired by the often repeated statement from the founder "Only if one is willing to deliver a service, does one deserve his bread."