About the Miko Group

The Miko Group is a vertically integrated group, which in 2023 achieved a consolidated turnover of 289,8 million EUR.

The company goes back to the year 1801, more than 200 years ago, when Leonardus Michielsen started a grocery shop dealing in colonial merchandize. It was only at the turn of the century, around the year 1900, that the enterprise decided to develop a coffee roasting business under the Miko brand name as its main activity.

In the seventies, the strategic decision was made to focus the coffee activities towards the Out-of-Home market. This is the market segment where the customer consumes coffee outside his home, namely in catering and in the office. Miko no longer wanted to focus on the sales of coffee as a mass product, whereby the success is measured by the number of tons of coffee sold. The focus switched to coffee service. In this way, significant value is added to the ‘kilo of coffee’, by developing around it a total service including telesales, technical service, delivery services and an extensive range of complementary products.

The Belgian ‘model’ of the typical Miko coffee service was subsequently exported abroad through acquisitions. At present Miko owns and manages coffee service subsidiaries in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Australia.

Miko presently also exports its coffee products and concepts to independent partners in about another 30 countries worldwide.