Location Vion transfers activities of Vleesindustrie Valkenswaard
Vleesindustrie Valkenswaard produces lard and fat. The main products include:
– barding fat: very thinly sliced slabs of fat for the white edging around certain processed meat products;
– lard: thicker sliced fat to be processed in other meat products;
– caps of back fat: for use in combination with ham products;
– other products, such as fat cubes, back fat, back fat trimmings and rind
The production activities of Vleesindustrie Valkenswaard will be redistributed to the Vion Scherpenzeel, Vion Emstek and Encebe Vleeswaren locations. Vion Scherpenzeel and Vion Emstek will take over Vleesindustrie Valkenswaard’s production of fat for the Japanese market. Encebe Vleeswaren will take over the production of almost all other products; this is the majority of Vleesindustrie Valkenswaard’s current activities.
Encebe Vleeswaren has invested in a new production technique, with which Vion can offer its customers a broader range of products. Only back fat from Dutch and German pigs will be processed. In the new situation, the fat will be available in all quality standards (QS, Good Farming Organic, Good Farming Star, Good Farming Balance).