Heemskerk offers its customers fresh plant-based products for every time of day. It is our mission to use our products to make the world healthier, fitter and more fun. The better you eat, the better you feel.
In order to fulfil our ambition, we continue to innovate. Our concepts, processes, products and people are getting smarter and better all the time. We achieve this by working together closely with our customers, strategic partners and staff in a responsible and sustainable way.
Heemskerk employs around 1200 specialists, and together we deliver around 3.2 million fresh products every week to well-known supermarket chains and fast food restaurants, both nationally and internationally. Almost all products are sold under private label.
Heemskerk is involved with the Dune and Bulb Region and the wider world. We sponsor a number of local initiatives aimed at nutrition and exercise. We also support Dorcas, an organisation working on preventive education and medical care in developing countries.
We are only interested in the best. We select the best possible vegetables, fruit and other raw materials from suppliers who can meet our quality criteria. We believe in chain partnerships. The growers are our partners, we work together to ensure their products remain as pure as possible.
Our vegetable growers are continually reducing the use of pesticides and innovating with alternative growing techniques such as hydroponics. Our ingredients such as dressings, nuts and pasta do not contain synthetic aromatics, colourings or flavourings. Where possible, we will use sustainably caught fish and meat approved by the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals.
Once the raw materials reach us, we ensure the processing time is kept to a minimum. Our well-trained staff chop, wash, mix and package everything at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius. This ensures that fresh really does mean fresh.
We want our products to make a positive contribution to the healthy lifestyle of consumers. A healthy lifestyle has a positive effect on people’s physical and mental health. As an organization we find it important and necessary to fulfill a sustainable role, with products that are as pure as possible. We can’t do that alone. We need our employees, our suppliers and our customers for this. That is why we believe in sustainable relationships, in every area.
Our vegetable waste goes to a farmer in the area and is used as animal feed. Because we think it is important to act environmentally conscious, we are working on reducing electricity, gas and water. We use existing techniques, but also research new techniques.
Because we as a company also want to make a positive contribution to society, we support various healthy and sporting initiatives and help people in need around the world.