dutch technology week june 3 - june 9 2018

Huijbregts Groep

‘World class blending’

The Huijbregts Groep excels at processing powder ingredients for the food industry in a high-quality manner. This makes Huijbregts one of the world's leading companies in our industry.

The Huijbregts Groep unburdens its customers from the complexity of powder ingredients management, enabling food producers to achieve greater efficiency, improved food safety and higher flexibility. Powder ingredients management is in safe hands with the Huijbregts Groep!

History
The Huijbregts Groep was founded 80 years ago by Wim Huijbregts in 1936. He started by selling food substitutes. Because of the Second World War, products such as coffee and tea were barely available. After the war, he started mixing herbs and spices for butchers in the Eindhoven region.

In 1973, his son Frans joined the company. Partly as a result of his vision, the Huijbregts Groep experienced tremendous growth in the 1970s. In 1980, Frans took over his father's business. By that time, the company had relocated to Helmond. In addition to herbs and spices, the Huijbregts Groep increasingly began to focus on powder blends for the food industry. From 2012 is the third generation; Willem Huijbregts, joined the company.

Nowadays, the Huijbregts Groep is an ultramodern company that supplies powder blends to the food industry. Eighty per cent of the factory-made margarine, bread, yoghurt, soup, sauces, snacks and much, much more consumed every day in the Netherlands contains colourings, aromatic substances and/or flavourings produced by the Huijbregts Groep.

Huijbregts Innovation Centre (HIC)
Huijbregts Groep spends a lot of time and money on innovation. It is not a coincidence that the company ranks amongst the world's best in the field of powder management. Through continuous development, Huijbregts is able to control very advanced mixing parameters in accordance with its customers' recipes. Nothing is standard in this process! The production concept is cleverly designed and the know-how is applied in all layers of this leading company. Huijbregts Groep has elevated the preparation of powder mixes to the status of craftsmanship.

Huijbregts Groep remains ambitious. Therefore, the Huijbregts Innovation Centre (HIC) will be set up to support the innovation process of the Huijbregts Groep, the food industry and the households/consumers. The HIC will encourage the knowledge transfer between education and business, and between suppliers and purchasers in an open innovation culture.

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