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ABOUT JAN ZANDBERGEN

A TRUE FAMILY BUSINESS

FROM BUTCHER TO GLOBAL PLAYER

Our group has been active in the food sector since the ’50s. Founder Jan Zandbergen opened his first butcher shop in Leiden in 1955, gradually expanding to a total of 18 establishments. Zandbergen also opened a cutting plant and started to work as a purchasing agent for third parties. The latter activities would eventually develop into the firm’s core business. In 1992, the company moved its headquarters to Veenendaal in the heart of the Dutch Food Valley. With his engaging personality, commitment and business acumen, Jan Zandbergen continued to build the organisation, laying the groundwork for its development into the global player it is today.

In 1995, Jan Zandbergen handed over the reins to the next generation. The organisation increasingly shifted its focus from trading activities to business partnerships. In recent years, the company has managed to successfully capitalise on changes in the market – working to create added value via extra services, an expanded product range that includes hybrid and plant-based products, new product and marketing concepts, product development and tailored solutions for its partners.

In 2015, Jan Zandbergen added Diviande to its roster, a company that specialises in the portioning and packaging of meat products. In 2019, it established the Future Food Group, which focuses on the development and production of plant-based products. Together, these three companies form the Jan Zandbergen Group, Innovation that Matters.

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Since

1955

JAN ZANDBERGEN’S SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE STILL RUNS THROUGH THE VEINS OF THE COMPANY

TIMELINE

OUR STORY

1955
Opening of Jan Zandbergen’s first butcher shop
1978
Production of producer goods for industrial clients
1992
Opening of our commercial office in Veenendaal
1995
Acquisition of the second-generation family business
2006
Joining of third-generation family business
2007
Company starts importing poultry
2012
Company starts importing grain-fed beef
2015
Fully automated cold store taken into operation
2015
Integration with the MHP cutting plant
2015
Acquisition of Diviande
2015
Sponsorship of the Black Jaguar Foundation
2016
Launch of ‘The Meatlovers’
2017
Launch of ‘Roosterz&Co’
2018
Diviande’s sustainable production location taken into operation
2019
Launch of the ‘Moving Mountains’ partnership
2019
Establishment of the ‘Future Food Group’
2020
Launch of ‘Easy Cooking’
2020
Launch of ‘PLNT’
2020
Repositioning as ‘Jan Zandbergen Group, Innovation that Matters’
2021
Construction starts on new head office and innovation centre

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