The VanDrie Group is a Dutch family business. In the 1960s, our founder Jan van Drie sr. started rearing calves that dairy farmers couldn’t use to replace their own dairy herd. It turned out be a strategic choice: Jan’s activities developed into the VanDrie Group. The company is still fully owned by the Van Drie family. The VanDrie Group now includes 29 subsidiaries located in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. The head office of the company is located in Mijdrecht (NL). The turnover of the VanDrie Group is 2.3 billion euros. Its European market share is approximately 28 percent. In 2021, the number of employees amounted to about 4,000; this is including agency employees.
The VanDrie Group is now characterised by chain integration: the company has control over all the links of the production. We produce veal and beef, animal feed, raw dairy materials and calf skins. In addition, we trade in dairy products for industrial use and provide dairy farmers with guidance on rearing their calves.
Our family-run company is driven by values such as committed, one step ahead and quality. We are practical and level-headed and take responsibility for our impact on humans, animals and the climate. Based on the principle of stewardship, we are committed to development and innovation as these enable us to be of value to society.