Our history

As a group, we rely on more than 285 years of experience, which can be explained by historical events.


On March 1st, A. Ziemann established a coppersmith workshop, which is the beginning Ziemann's legacy.

Ziemann International GmbH joined our group in 2012.
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Samuel Briggs establishes S. Briggs in Burton-on-Trent, an ironmonger and coppersmith workshop, supplying to the local brewing industry. Thornewill & Wareham is the eldest company in Briggs of Burton's history, as its origin goes back to 1732

Briggs of Burton joined our group in 2016.
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The Holvrieka history initiates with the establishment of “NV Tankfabriek Ido”. This company produced stainless equipment, such as smaller tanks for the dairy industry.

Since 2012, the Holvrieka activities are combined with Ziemann. To read more about Ziemann Holvrieka: Click here.  


China International Marine Containers (CIMC) was founded by Mr. Yuan Geng in Shekou, Shenzhen. 

This joint venture of China Merchants Group and Denmark East Asiatic Company gave CIMC a pioneering position after China's economic reforms. Holvrieka Holding joined CIMC Enric in 2007. 
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CIMC Enric Holdings Ltd. was established as a subsidiary of the CIMC Group.

The company is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, engineering and sales of a wide range of transportation, storage and processing equipment used in the energy, chemical and liquid food industries. We joined CIMC Enric in 2007 as the business unit 'Liquid Food'.  To know more about CIMC Enric: Click here.



Holvrieka was acquired by China International Marine Containers (CIMC), the largest tank container producer in China. Our group becomes part of CIMC Enric Holdings Ltd

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Our production facility in China was established.  

The facility is located in Nantong (next to Shanghai and Suzhou), on a plot area of 606.5 acres. The facility area covers approximately 52.000 m2, which makes it the largest tank  manufacturing facility in the world. The facility is equipped with a quay that allows ships of up to 15.000 tons to berth.


Ziemann International GmbH was acquired. Joint under the name Ziemann Holvrieka, we play a pioneering role in the development, manufacturing and installation of solutions for the beer, beverage and liquid food industries. 

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After Ziemann International GmbH was acquired, the group was renamed to CIMC Enric Tank & Process BV


Briggs of Burton was acquired in 2016 and joined the CETP group. Our clients benefit from both Briggs' strong engineering capabilities and the group's capabilities in world class stainless steel tank and process equipment manufacturing.

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By acquiring DME Process Systems, CETP expands its product portfolio and strengthens its footprint in Canada.

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