On 1 January 1981, Theo Pouw begins a storage and transshipment company of raw materials with five trucks and eight employees Based on the conviction that building materials can be infinitely reused, Theo Pouw begins recycling activities in 1988. In 1993, the company was expanded with concrete production, soil remediation and mobile crushing. Since then, the trucks are also maintained in our own garage. At the 25 year anniversary in 2006, the son Alexander Pouw joins the management. In 2008, the thermal cleaner starts in Eemshaven. In 2018, the Theo Pouw Groep opens two sustainable concrete plants in Almere and Groningen.
Under the name CTU, the Theo Pouw Group operates three inland container terminals in Utrecht, Tiel and Lelystad.