Westfort is a highly specialised cold pork products company offering the full range of meat processing services: buying pigs directly from regular farmers, slaughtering, producing cold meat products, and delivering meat and meat products to butchers, supermarkets, restaurants and cold meat product companies around the world. Westfort: an artisanal yet innovative company.
Facts and figures
With an accumulated annual volume of approx. 1.4 million pigs, Westfort has roughly a 10% share of the Dutch market. Westfort has branches in Oudewater, IJsselstein, Hedel and Gorinchem, with a workforce of over 500.
The Westfort company grew out of a long-standing collaboration between two family businesses – Lunenburg Vlees B.V. and Egbert Kruiswijk Vleesproducten B.V. In 2013 the companies decided to pool their resources, so they could enhance their position as pioneers in innovative concept development, and further strengthen the move towards sustainability in the Dutch meat sector. The merger was a logical next step in the strategy they'd been implementing for many years. The companies had already been working very closely together in many areas for a long time. In 1999 they started buying pigs together, and in 2004 they opened the slaughterhouse in Gorinchem.
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