The establishment of Utermöhlen
Utermöhlen was established by Carl Friedrich Utermöhlen. The business was located in Amsterdam and was run by the Utermöhlen family for many years.
Utermöhlen received the “Royal Distinction”. This royal distinction was awarded due to the invention of the first aid dressing which saved many soldiers’ lives on the battle fields. This invention was of national importance as it quickly stemmed the heavy bleeding from (gunshot) wounds.
Utermöhlen goes to the stock market
Utermöhlen leaves the stock market
The business is taken over by an international pharmaceutical company: ACF. Utermöhlen is leaving the stock market.
Royal Utermöhlen relocates to Wolvega
Utermöhlen is bought by OPG
Following its flotation in the 1950s, Utermöhlen became part of OPG, a wholesaler in the pharmaceutical sector, in the 1970s.
Utermöhlen becomes an independent family business again
Utermöhlen becomes an independent family business again in 1998 following a management buyout by Mr. D.T. van der Vat.
Launch of ByeBites brand
Utermöhlen launches the ByeBites consumer brand. This is a complete new range with preventive and curative insect bite oriented products. A move which branched out into a new category.
Launch of HeltiQ brand
HeltiQ, a new wound care brand, is launched onto the consumer market. It is backed by Utermöhlen's quality guarantee. The brand continues to diversify its range with a number of over-the-counter products for minor skin ailments during the course of the next few years.
In close collaboration with our distributors, our products are exported worldwide.