Trinidad Import & Export Company Limited is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s oldest indigenous companies. This company Ludwig Von Strobenwas founded by two German brothers, Ludwig and August Schoener Von Stroben Hardt as a partnership, trading as Schoener and Company. In 1914 it was decided that it would be beneficial to change the partnership to a Limited Liability Company. The Company then became known as Trinidad Import & Export Company Limited.


Since its foundation in 1868, more than 140 years ago, Trinidad Import & Export Company Limited has been a family business. It remains so, with the present Board of Directors who are descendants of the original founders.