Hundreds of food and food-related companies are succeeding in the Netherlands. Companies and researchers alike find many advantages in the Netherlands to give them a competitive edge — from infrastructure and distribution efficiencies to availability of affordable space and labor & research skills. Read about the positive experience of food industry leaders in the Netherlands.
“Dongen in The Netherlands is ideal for our needs because of its scale and logistical benefits. We work closely with local, regional and national authorities to optimize our business for the sake of the community, the Dutch economy and our company.”
Rein de Jong, Operations Director for the Coca-Cola plant in Dongen ,The Netherlands
Read more about Coca-Cola’s experiences in The Netherlands at the NFIA.
Dawn Food Products
Dawn Food Products, a family owned company headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, began as a small bakery early in the 20th century. Since then the company has evolved into a global manufacturer and distributor of bakery products and supplies, and has a presence in more than 100 countries, including the Netherlands.
Read more about Dawn Food Products’ choice for the Netherlands.
“The global dairy industry’s largest players are all located at a stone’s throw from our office. We have direct access to the most innovative knowledge on dairy and dairy ingredients, and the best and smartest people in the industry.” Koert Liekelema, Fonterra Europe
“We are delighted that Heinz headquarters has offered us the opportunity to rebuild this innovation junction in Nijmegen. We are at the heart of the region where all expertise on food and health is bundled, and therefore, offer an attractive workplace for top talent in the field of research and product development”.
Mark Atkins, Vice President R&D of Heinz in Europe.
“The area we found is very suitable for us in terms of the supply of raw materials and the connections are in terms of logistics-the highways to Germany and the Netherlands,”
Michael Bosbach, plant manager for Iams in Coevorden, The Netherlands.
Learn more about Iams choice for the Netherlands at NFIA.com
“The Netherlands provides a unique and high-level education system…which delivers highly technical, skilled workers.”
Neil Stout, VP, Hill’s, Global Pet Nutrition Supply Chain
Yuzaburo Mogi, honorary CEO and chairman of the board of Kikkoman, explains how the Netherlands helps his company spice up food all over Europe.
Read more about why Kikkoman invested in manufacturing, research and development operations in the Netherlands.
“The quality of its well-known potatoes made McCain’s expansion into Holland an obvious strategic decision.” Erwin Pardon, CFO, McCain Europe Read more at the NFIA
“Wageningen has proven to be an excellent location because of the availability of skilled personnel and the access to a wide range of soil types within a 20-kilometer radius.”
Dr. Marlin Edwards, VP, Monsanto, Vegetable Research & Development
See the complete testimonial of Monsanto at the NFIA.
“Geographically, the Netherlands is the gateway to Europe…ideal for shipping and distributing Starbucks products.”
Buck Hendrix, President, Starbucks EMEA
See complete testimonial at the NFIA