We use valuable resources in our chain
Trained and motivated employees
Strong cooperation with business partners and veal farmers
Efficient use of energy, water and raw materials
A good relationship with stakeholders
Knowledge, quality and expertise
Strong brands and concepts
Dialogue with stakeholders
Input from the Management Board, employees, suppliers, customers and livestock farmers
To make optimal use of the strength of our chain.
To improve the reputation of our products and services, while demonstrating leadership in terms of quality and sustainability.
One step ahead
With an eye for quality
Our business model
Raw dairy materials
270,000 tonnes of raw dairy materials produced
200,000 tonnes of raw dairy materials traded
We make raw dairy materials ourselves and trade in them. This is done by Melkweg (NL), Zoogamma (IT), Serum Italia (IT), Eurolat (DE) and Schils Food (NL). The raw dairy materials (such as low fat milk powder, whey fats and WPC) are used in all kinds of food and beverage applications. Examples include milk drinks, yogurts, desserts, ice cream, confectionery, baked goods and sports food. The products largely go to dairy producers, food producers and dairy product importers.
Animal feed production
450,000 tonnes of calf milk produced
440,000 tonnes of muesli produced
Tentego (NL), Navobi (NL), Alpuro (NL), Schils (NL), Brons (NL), Alpuro Breeding (NL), Zoogamma (IT) and Kalmi Italia (IT) make and trade in animal feed. We make many different types: in addition to calf milk, muesli and concentrated feed, products are also made for lambs, sows, piglets and poultry. The products are sold both under our own brand name as well as private labels and go to both our own veal/livestock farmers within the VanDrie Group and to third parties.
1.5 million calves included
in our integration
Van Drie B.V (NL), Sobeval (FR), Schils France (FR), Vals (FR) and Van Drie Calf Husbandry (BE) are responsible for the acquisition and selection of calves. The organisation provides veal farmers with support from our own specialists and regional managers in the areas of animal healthcare, feeding and management.
258,000 tonnes of veal produced
T. Boer & zn (NL), Ekro (NL), ESA (NL), Sobeval (FR) and Tendriade (FR) make veal. France, Italy and Germany are the largest sales markets for veal. We sell veal products to (meat) wholesalers, retailers, supermarkets, butchers, hotels, restaurants, cruise liners, caterers, industry, pharmaceutical companies and the institutional market. We use the following (brand) concepts for veal: VanDrie Controlled Quality Veal, Peter’s Farm, Vitender and Friander. In France, the brands Finesse de Veau and Tendriade are on the shelves. In addition, we have two convenience lines: JAN and Gourmet.
37,000 tonnes of beef produced
Ameco (NL) produces beef. The company focuses on the traditional Dutch dual-purpose dairy cattle. The beef products go to retail and to the catering and food service industries.
1.3 million calf skins processed.
Oukro (NL) processes calf skins. The majority of those calf skins go to Italy. The calf skins then make their way to tanneries, and shoe, bag and clothing manufacturers.
Marketing and promotion
+/- 159 million consumers reached
We carry out the marketing and promotion of our products ourselves via the Veal Promotion Foundation (Stichting Promotie Kalfsvlees, SPK) (NL).
Our market position
We actively connect with customers and consumers, we fulfil our customers’ wishes and we spread risks across our sales channels.
We limit the impact on the environment and the surroundings, we optimise our raw material flows and we prevent waste.
Animal health and welfare
We safeguard the intrinsic value of animals in the entire chain and improve animal health in general, and in so doing, reduce the use of antibiotics.
We use our unique track & trace system,
expand our quality policy and limit risks of food safety violations.
Good employment practices
We train our employees to meet the high social and statutory requirements.
We aim to produce our food in a sustainable way. In order to feed the growing global population, food production must be carried out more efficiently without harming ecosystems. We actively provide information about sustainable and varied diets to help put an end to malnutrition.
We play our part in ensuring good and decent work and believe that it’s important to protect labour rights and offer safe working environments. We strive for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. We
want to deliver high added value by means of modernisation and innovation. That way, we can make an impact in the countries where our companies are located.
We want to be a resilient company. We know that we need technological progress for that reason in order to achieve climate goals. We are investing in our technological development, research and innovation. One of the ways we are doing this is via public-private research.
We make our products in line with the motto of ‘producing better with less’. We are responsible for sustainable and efficient use of natural resources. In addition, we are committed to combating food waste and limiting waste production by means of recycling, reuse and prevention.
We are reducing our impact by reducing our CO2 emissions. We believe it is important that we raise awareness about climate action.
A successful agenda for sustainable development requires partnerships. We know that we are dependent in that regard. We therefore collaborate actively with our stakeholders on all kinds of levels. We want to make an impact via effective public and social partnerships.