Tenwolde was established in 1978 by Frans Tenwolde. The original company was called Tenwolde Transport B.V. and focussed on transporting special loads over water. When he started the company, Frans Tenwolde had already had a career as tug captain, manager at Smit International, heavy transport consultant and marine surveyor.
In 1985 Frans Tenwolde acquired Zevenbergen Repair B.V. Two years later the two companies merged to form Tenwolde Transport & Repair B.V. At that point the special transport expertise was combined with capacity to maintain wet and dry equipment on a large scale.
Tenwolde is now managed by Patrick Tenwolde, Frans’ son. Patrick grew up in the company and trained as a maritime officer.