In June 2016, Danone Nutricia gave the official go-ahead to commence construction of a new, €240-million, state-of-the-art production facility at Cuijk, in the Netherlands. The factory, which will produce baby-food products for more than 80 countries, signals Danone’s largest investment to-date in its European production capacity and doubles its current output.
Lamb Weston / Meijer
Lamb Weston / Meijer, a leading brand in high-quality potato products sold in more than 100 countries around the world, opened a new sustainable production line in Bergen op Zoom in November 2016. The €120 million investment will allow the company to process potatoes in a more effective and sustainable way to meet the growing global demand for its products.
Global rice processing specialist LT Foods announced plans last year to establish a plant on the Maasvlakte in Rotterdam in the spring of 2017. The arrival of this well-known Indian company will further strengthen Rotterdam’s food cluster and create 70 to 100 new jobs.
Food for Thought
Second only to the U.S. for agrifood exports worldwide, the Netherlands boasts more than 4,150 companies in this key sector — from farm to fork. Holland proved yet again in 2016 that global companies are hungry for Dutch agrifood innovation and expertise.