Welcome to Vreugdenhil

Welcome to Vreugdenhil

Welcome to the website of Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, a Netherlands-based producer of tasty milk powders and dairy ingredients.

Tasteful milkpowder

 

The Netherlands is renowned for its black-and-white Holstein-Friesian cows and the excellent milk they produce year-round. We transform this high-quality milk into tasty milk powders that are enjoyed by people all over the world. Our milk powders are widely used as ingredients in the food industry, and the milk produced from our milk powder is both delicious and helps people all over the world stay fit and healthy.

A tasteful experience

 

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods ensures exceptional product quality, a rich dairy flavour and efficient service provided to our customers and suppliers. It’s what we like to call ‘A tasteful experience’.

Support on energy reductions dairy farms

 

November 2014- As a dairy farmer, what can I do to reduce my energy consumption and therefore my energy bill? To assist the dairy farmer finding the answer to this question Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, cooperation O-gen and LAMI joined forces.

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BREEAM Outstanding certificate

 

Oktober 2014 - The new main office of Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods in Nijkerk, The Netherlands, that currently is being constructed has received the five stars BREEAM-NL new construction design certificate. With this certificate the design satisfies to the highest requirements in the area of sustainability performance as defined by the BREEAM method, otherwise called 'BREEAM Outstanding'.

The goal is to receive the five stars BREEAM-NL certificate for the finished construction. The new main office of Vreugdenhil then will be one of the most sustainable office buildings of the Netherlands. This complies with our CSR- ambitions ‘Growing Responsibly Together’ in which ‘environment’ and ‘employees’ are important themes.

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Free entrance Sial 2014

 

From Monday 20 up to and until Thursday the 23rd of October we welcome you to our booth 7H179 at SIAL 2014. Order your free entry ticket at info@vreugdenil.nl and add subject ‘Entrance ticket SIAL 2014’.

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Green energy from dairy farmers

 

From now on Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods buys green energy from its dairy farmers. We were already buying green energy and now we double the purchase by buying from farmers who supply us their milk. By doing this Vreugdenhil makes one third of the energy it consumes more sustainable.

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Vreugdenhil RSPO member

 

August 2014- Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods has been accepted as a member at RSPO. From January 1st onwards we will only be using sustainable palm oil, properly sourced through the RSPO’s ‘Mass Balance’ supply chain system.

The international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil will transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. For more information visit http://www.rspo.org.

Vreugdenhil CSR report 2013 online

 

August 2014- Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods reports the efforts in field of CSR management yearly. We invite you to read all about sustainability, our pillars and of course our report ‘Growing Responsibly Together’ covering 2013 based upon the GRI- index. It is right here on our website under the menu item ‘Sustainability’.

Please find below the report of 2013.

Event

 

April 2014- Over 900 of Vreugdenhil’s dairy farmers attended the ‘Samen Verantwoord Groeien’ event (sustainably growing together) at DeFabrique in Utrecht, Holland.

More than 900 of Vreugdenhil’s dairy farmers, their spouse, (business)partner and business successor gathered to speak about current subjects like changes in the European Common Agricultural Policy, sustainability and social support. In plenary and two rounds of 13 smaller workshops.

Han Swinkels, lecturer at HAS Den Bosch was given the role of Chaiman. With lecturers like Esther de Lange (Member of European parliament) and Annechien ten Have (former president of the pig farming department at the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture) Vreugdenhil started the conversation with her dairy farmers. Sharon Dijksma, Secretary of at the Dutch State Ministry of Economic Affairs, addressed the public through a video message.

Vreugdenhil is involved on a national level in the Sustainable Dairy Supply Chain. This is a scheme run by the Dutch Dairy Association and the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture, to ensure, in their own words, that milk from the Netherlands is not only the best but also the most sustainable. By actively concentrating on current issues together as part of the dairy chain, the Dutch dairy sector will have an even more successful right of existence in the future. This event started the dialogue between Vreugdenhil and her dairy farmers about the cooperation of the sustainable growth of the dairy farms and the Dutch dairy industry.

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CSR certified in 2014

 

For the second year in a row Vreugdenhil satisfies the guidelines of the CSR Performance Ladder at level 3. In 2014 we can call ourselves a sustainable supply chain partner again.

Free entrance FHA 2014

 

April 2014- Unfortunately our free entrance tickets are no longer available. Many thanks to everybody who was interested. With Food&HotelAsia2014 starting soon we would like to invite you to our colleagues at our booth 5M2-12.

Free entrance to Gulfood

 

February 2014- Unfortunately our free entrance tickets are no longer available. Many thanks to everybody who was interested. With Gulfood 2014 starting soon we would like to invite you to our colleagues at our booth S1-F52.

The all-new Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods website is now live!

 

October 2013- After many months of hard work, design sessions and development, we’re launching the new Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods website, to which you’re all very welcome!

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods is now CSR certified

 

April -2013. Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods officially satisfies the guidelines of the CSR Performance Ladder, confirming its status as a sustainable supply chain partner. Lloyd’s Register formally presented the certificate to the Board of Directors today. Vreugdenhil is the second dairy business in the Netherlands to be awarded this certification.

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Construction new main office

Click picture to see live images of the construction of our new main
office in Nijkerk, The Netherlands.

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Fi Europe & Ni 2015

 

Vreugdenhil will attend Fi Europe & Ni in Paris from 1 - 3 December 2015. Please visit us in Paris.

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About Vreugdenhil

 

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods is an independent dairy company based in the Netherlands that produces high-quality milk powders with passion and enthusiasm. We are deeply committed to the quality of our products, the services we provide to our customers and our partnerships with our suppliers. Vreugdenhil’s years of experience and professional expertise have made us a strong and reliable brand name, with millions of people throughout the world enjoying our quality products every day. We are currently one of the leading global suppliers of high-quality milk powders and dairy ingredients for the food and beverage industry.

History

 

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods was established in 1954 as a family business in the Dutch town of Driebergen. Right from the outset, we began building strong relationships with our customers and suppliers and were constantly looking for new ways to further improve our products. We relocated to Voorthuizen in 1964, and in the ensuing years we opened production facilities in Barneveld, Scharsterbrug and Gorinchem. Over the years, Vreugdenhil became a global player specialising in high-quality milk powders and dairy ingredients for the food and beverage industry. We also extended our range with instant full cream milk powder products sold in consumer packaging, as well as creating special blends. Despite this strong growth, Vreugdenhil has always remained an independent producer and supplier, where professionalism and traditional family values continue to go hand in hand to this day.

We bring you the best of milk

 

All over the world there is an increasing demand for rich, healthy foods. As a Dutch producer of milk powders we see this as an opportunity to supply the best that milk has to offer: dairy and dairy ingredients that form the basis for tasty products. With our many years of experience in the production and distribution of milk powders we have at our disposal the best raw materials, an efficient infrastructure, and access to global markets. This enables us - together with our supply chain partners - to make a difference in the lives of millions of consumers all over the world. ‘It’s more than a mission, it’s a call’.

We are world class

 

We want to be the most sustainable milk powder company in the world. We will do this by growing responsibly together with our staff members and supply chain partners. Our business processes enable us to move flexibly in step with market demand. In everything we do we remain comitted to our philosofy of being able to work together in a pleasant and professional way as we focus on producing the highest quality milk powder.

Our Business

 

Vreugdenhil’s operations cover the entire production supply chain, with our professional and dedicated employees demonstrating their expertise from purchasing to production and from sales to shipping. All purchases of dairy ingredients and the sales of our products are under the MPC conditions (see PDF below).

Throughout this process, we continuously monitor the quality of our products as well as our service levels. This enables us to offer the highest-quality products year-round, all over the world and throughout the seasons.


 

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Production facilities

 

Our dairy farmers annually produce nearly one-third of the total amount of milk converted into milk powder in the Netherlands. We process our milk at our state-of-the-art facilities in Gorinchem and Scharsterbrug (using sustainable production methods) into high-quality, sustainable milk powders. In our Barneveld factory we produce special blends, fitted to the qualities of our clients product. From there, they are exported to consumers and industry worldwide.

Corporate video

Corporate video

 

As a global, dynamic and exciting company, Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods employs dedicated and professional people committed to producing wholesome, high-quality milk powder products. If you would like to learn more about how we transform the tastiest dairy into high-quality milk powder products, view our corporate video here.

Comprehensive range

 

Our many years of experience enable us to provide consumers and the industrial sector with a wide selection of products. Our milk powders and dairy ingredients are exported all over the world We provide whole and skimmed milk powder, cream powder, fat-filled powder, speciality products and dairy ingredients.

We’re proud that our products stand out by their exceptional quality and full, rich flavour. Vreugdenhil milk powders can be used as ingredients or as delicious drinking milk that is both tasty as fresh milk.

High-quality Ingredients

 

Did you know that milk contains more unique nutrients than just about any other drink? For example, milk and dairy products account for between 65 and 75% of our calcium intake and 45 to 50% of our vitamin B2 intake, while one-quarter of our total protein and zinc intake comes from milk and dairy products as well. Added vitamin D ensures that milk’s natural calcium is absorbed by the body even better. Added vitamin A makes itself useful in the body on many parts, for instance to help you grow and see well.

All these properties are preserved in our milk powder, which is produced using only the highestquality milk. We know that it takes first-rate ingredients to create first-rate products. Our high-quality milk is supplied year-round by our certified dairy farmers, all of whom are based in the Netherlands.

Consumers

 

Vreugdenhil is renowned worldwide for its high-quality milk powders, which we produce from fresh cow’s milk. These milk powders are good for you due to their naturally high calcium content and added vitamins (depending on the product).

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Two cows

Two cows

Instant Full Cream Milk Powder 28% enriched with vitamins A and D3
Two Cows Instant Full Cream Milk Powder is part of a healthy lifestyle. Their delicious taste and easy dissolvability in both hot and cold water make it easy for you and your family to create ‘milk breaks’ throughout the day. You can simply add water and drink the milk or use the powder as an ingredient in a wide range of dishes, including soups, sauces, milkshakes, yoghurt, desserts, bread rolls, sweets, etc. You can also add a spoonful to your tea or coffee. The calcium that milk naturally contains is essential to building strong bones. The added vitamins A and D3 ensure that this calcium is absorbed even better by the body.

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Hollandia Street

Hollandia Street

Instant Full Cream Milk Powder 28% enriched with vitamins A and D3
Hollandia Street’s Instant Full Cream Milk Powder is packed with goodness. The calcium it contains naturally is essential to building strong bones, and the addition of vitamins A and D3 ensures superior absorption by the body. Its delicious taste and easy dissolvability in both hot and cold water also make it perfect whenever you want to enjoy a glass of milk, and it’s just as easy to use as an ingredient in soups, sauces, milkshakes, yoghurt, desserts, bread rolls, ice cream, chocolate and biscuits. You can also add a spoonful to your tea or coffee.

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Fat-filled Powder

Fat-filled Powder

Vreugdenhil Instant Fat-Filled Powder is produced from fresh skimmed milk and plant-based ingredients. Our meticulous production process and use of only the finest ingredients ensure that our Instant Fat-Filled Powder contains less trans fats, resulting in a much healthier beverage.

You can enjoy Vreugdenhil’s Instant Fat-Filled Powder as often as you like thanks to its delicious taste and easy dissolvability in both hot and cold water. Besides using it to prepare milk, you will also find it is perfect as an ingredient for making cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and other treats, or you can simply add a spoonful to your tea or coffee.

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Blends and customised brands

Blends and customised brands

Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods produces special blends and customised brands for a variety of customers. Feel free to contact us and see how we might be able to assist you – we’ll be pleased to advise you.

Your daily milk moments at home

Your daily milk moments at home

Vreugdenhil is renowned worldwide for its high-quality milk powders, which we produce from fresh cow’s milk. These milk powders are very good for you due to their naturally high calcium content and added vitamins (depending on the product).

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Industrial sector

 

Companies of every type operating in the global food and beverage industry use Vreugdenhil milk powders and dairy ingredients as ingredients or semi-finished bases for their products. We can provide you with a personalised solution from our extensive range of full cream and skimmed milk powders, cream powders and dairy-based milk powder substitutes. We guarantee that our semifinished bases also meet the highest quality and taste standards.

Dairy

Dairy

Vreugdenhil high-quality milk powders are widely used in the dairy industry. Our most popular products are...

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Confectionary

Confectionary

Confectionery producers use Vreugdenhil milk powders and dairy ingredients for the preparation of biscuits, sweets, chocolate and savoury snacks. The most widely used products include...

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Ice cream

Ice cream

From sorbet to full cream ice cream, and from strawberry ice cream to vanilla ice cream, Vreugdenhil milk powders are also widely used in the ice cream industry. The most popular products include...

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Culinary

 

The culinary world has long since discovered Vreugdenhil milk powders. The most widely used products in this industry include:

- full cream milk powder
- buttermilk powder
- cream powder
- whey protein concentrate (WPC)
- protein 25-50%
- Lactose (milk sugar)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

Vreugdenhil milk powders offering superior dilution are sold for household use and vending. Depending on their use and purpose, our milk powders can be enriched with extra vitamins A and D3. Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods also provides speciality products such as coffee creamers and cappuccino foamers based on milk proteins, vegetable fat, carbohydrates and emulgators.

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Packaging

 

Vreugdenhil milk powders are distributed to industrial companies in a variety of packaging types and sizes:

Bulk tankers, 10 – 25,000kg
Big Bags, 500 – 1,000kg
Sacks, 10 – 25kg
Cans, 400 g, 900 g, 1.800 g and 2,500g
Tinfoil sachets (Soft Pack), 400 – 2,500g

Reputation

 

Vreugdenhil products have an excellent reputation when it comes to food safety and consistent quality – we do everything we can to be able to provide you with top-quality products. For one, we perform careful inspections throughout the entire process, from purchasing up to and including export and distribution. We also improve and enhance our products on an ongoing basis.

Quality control

 

At Vreugdenhil, our top priority is to deliver flawless products to our customers at all times. We take product quality very seriously, both in purchasing and in sales, and are proud to be a Lloyd’s ISO 22.000 and FSSC certified company. Having received level-3 certification on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Performance Scale, we are also officially a sustainable chain partner.

In order to exclude any risk, we carefully check each part of the process for hygiene and safety. We are also under the permanent supervision of Quality Awareness and Control in Dutch Dairy Production [Centraal Orgaan voor Kwaliteitsaangelegenheden in de Zuivel], which also monitors compliance with standards required under the Commodities Act and EU regulations. We also subject ingredients sourced from third parties to a series of analyses, while a panel tests the flavour, smell and appearance of our products on a daily basis.

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Innovation

 

Innovation is the key to success. In order to remain at the top of our game, we have an ongoing commitment to innovation and are proactive in everything we do. Research and development also play a key role. Our R&D teams both focus on new products and are committed to making our existing products even tastier and more sustainable. In addition, we also keep up to date on the latest advances in technology.

Growing Responsibly Together

 

By the year 2050, earth’s population will have increased from seven billion to almost ten billion1. Additional food will be needed in order to feed everyone. But the production of this food will require extensive amounts of land, energy, as well as raw materials. In order to ensure that the earth stays inhabitable we will therefore have to learn how to produce more food without causing damage to people, animals, and the environment. This is a big challenge but one where Vreugdenhil feels it can make a contribution through the provision of tasty, affordable, and nutritious milk powders. According to the FAO and WHO, milk can potentially play a key role in the world's food security challenge, in particular because of its high nutritional value. By producing our milk powders in the most sustainable manner possible, we are therefore able to contribute towards maintaining both a healthy company and a healthy world for future generations. Our sustainability policy is therefore built on three main pillars that form the value chain of our business: our suppliers, our organisation, and our customers.

Below you will find a pdf where you can see our CSR results during 2014 and our goals.


 

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Our suppliers

 

For Vreugdenhil the basis of a good and sustainable product starts right at the beginning of the value chain. For us it is important that our suppliers of, among other things, milk, milk powders, packaging, and transport activities take visible steps in terms of CSR. That is why in 2014 we started with the expanded Sustainability Programme for our dairy farmers. For our other suppliers we maintain a supplier’s code of conduct with requirements in terms of human rights and the environment. We also engage with each other in conversations about each other's CSR policy and look at ways in which we can make purchasing which contains environmental and social risks more sustainable.

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Our organisation

 

The staff members of Vreugdenhil are central to the success of our business as well as our CSR policy. We want to provide a safe, healthy, and inspiring working environment with room for development. Our code of conduct provides our staff members with guidelines about how to go about their work. We also place a major focus in our business on reducing the environmental impact of our activities. We want to produce more milk powder but with less water, energy, and waste per tonne of product. And we want to move towards more sustainable sources of energy in terms of the energy that we purchase. In the meantime all the electricity that we use is now “green”.

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Our customers

 

Vreugdenhil specialises exclusively in the production of milk powders, which is why we can deliver a guaranteed supply of the product to our customers. Our promise to our customers and consumers all over the world is a nutritious, tasty, healthy, and functional product. We also sponsor health projects in the countries where our customers live. The focus in these projects is on clean drinking water. As of 2020 we want to mirror the water that we extract in The Netherlands in those countries where our milk powder is sold and where there are water crises.
More information is available in our CSR report.

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CSR report 2014

 

In our CSR report for 2014 you can read more about our sustainability results in 2014, our dilemmas and our challenges and objectives for the future.

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Career

 

At Vreugdenhil Dairy Foods, we enjoy creating our quality products. You can tell by the dynamic atmosphere that our employees, who are very committed, love working here. The pride we take in our work and our products ensures that new employees quickly feel at home at the company.

Unfortunately we currently only have job openings in which you are required to speak Dutch.

Voorthuizen

 

Head quarters

Baron van Nagellstraat 64
3781 AT Voorthuizen
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 342- 477800
Fax 0031 342- 477840
e-mail: info@vreugdenhil

Voorthuizen
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Barneveld

 

Harselaarseweg 52-54
3771 MB Barneveld
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 342- 477800

Barneveld
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Gorinchem

 

Timorstraat 22
4202 MA Gorinchem
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 183- 653600

Gorinchem
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Scharsterbrug

 

Hollandiastraat 15
8517 HC Scharsterbrug
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 513- 482482

Scharsterbrug
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Spain

 

Vreugdenhil España S.A.
Av. Dr. Severo Ochoa 37
4M Poligono Ind. Casablanca II
28100 Madrid, Spain

Tel. 0034- 914901010
Fax 0034- 914840492
vreugdenhil@vreugdenhil-espana.es

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Lithuania

 

U.A.B Litamilk
Kirtimu g. 49
02244 Vilnius
Lithuania

Tel. 003705- 2642565
Fax 003705- 2642562
e-mail: info@litamilk.lt

Lithuania
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