Three major trading companies, Oving, Diepeveen and Struycken merged their activities in 1972. Following which Van Houten joined the Group laying the foundations for Multi Metal Distribution.
In 1985 a number of renowned trading and stockholding companies in steel and building products merged into "Hoogovens Handel BV". Two leading stockists of non-ferrous metals united "Hoogovens Aluminium Verkoop BV" in 1991. A final merger took place in 1997 when these three groups formed one large multi metal organisation; ODS B.V.
At present ODS is a strong combination of stockists, agencies and a fully owned transportation company. Our progressive policy is reflected in a highly advanced and flexible organisation.
In addition to the head-office in Barendrecht (near Rotterdam), ODS has facilities in Amsterdam, Ridderkerk and Almelo.