Experiences from GMP+ certified companies
De Heus Voeders BV, located in Ede, the Netherlands, is one of the largest feed producing companies in the world. It has production sites all over the world, including Poland, Egypt, Brazil, Spain and India. Standards for safety and quality are central to De Heus’ business operations.
“De Heus Voeders is a family-owned producer of high-quality animal feeds”, says Marcel Jeurissen, manager at De Heus. “We were founded in 1911 and ownership is currently in its fourth generation. In the 1990’s we placed strong emphasis on international expansion. With over 4.200 employees, we are now active in over 50 countries and are among the top 15 feed suppliers in the world. In 2015, we received the award for Best Dutch Family Business from Her Majesty Queen Máxima.”
“Having GMP+ FSA certification really helped us making a name for ourselves internationally and gaining the trust of other companies. GMP+ FSA often works as a ‘license to sell’, so it provided a boost to our international sales. The GMP+ FSA framework ensures on a daily basis that our processes with regard to feed safety are functioning the way they should. GMP+ International also provides us with supporting tools and shares knowledge with us. This helps us in our daily work. As a result, the companies we work with trust us in delivering safe animal feed, along with the right information. In being GMP+ FSA certified we contribute to a safe feed production chain, while at the same time ensuring the long-term continuity of our business.”
Are you interested in GMP+ certification? On the "Apply for GMP+ certification" page, you can find more information.