Foundation of “Nutricia” Company
The company’s name Nutricia is based on the Latin word “Nutrire” which means “to feed”. The company's history begins in the Netherlands in the city of Zoetermeer, when Martinus van der Hagen introduced the world's first “kindermilk” formula based on the research of the German professor Backhaus in the field of optimum infant nutrition.
In 1906, “Nutricia” launches its first formula. It is a low-lactose formula for patients with diabetes. Nutricia pioneers a path-breaking concept for specialized medical nutrition exactly with this formula.