American Machinist vol 53 Nov 18 1920
The R.S. Stokvis & Zonen, Ltd., in Rotterdam, one of the largest contietal dealers of machinery and known in the United States as a representataive of a considerable number of American machine-tool builders, has recently entered into a combine with the Furness Shippig Co. The incorporated company has been formed under the name of "Nederlandsche Maatschappij voor Scheepvaart, Handel en Nijverheid" in Rotterdam (Dutch Company for Shipping Commerce and Industry) with a capital of 100,060,000fl. The Furness Co., originally a shipping agency only, now controls large interests in Dutch commerce and shipping. It is the owner of ten companies, among which are the Nieuwe Waterweg," the Maschinefabriek Delft-shaven" and the lignite mininng company Carisborg. It further owns a controlling interest of seven other companies, including the "Alliance Transportation Co, in New York and London which acts as a shipping agent for the combine. Stokvis & Zonen maintains eleven branches in Holland and has offices in Paris, Brussels, Petrograd, New York and London, the latter under the stule of the "Metal and Hardware Products, Ltd." The New York office is the American buying office of the compay. Besides the company owns cycle works, a steel export company in Rotterdam, and the "Automatic Screw Works" in Nijmegen.