Did you know that the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agrifood produce in the world, following the USA, a country 230 times its size? The region has a powerful R&D infrastructure and count-less high tech initiatives, including state-of-the-art processing lines with an international reach. Brabant offers a unique combination of sophisticated, cross-sector collaboration mechanisms in life sciences, chemicals and healthcare, which means you can expect a broad expertise in food processing, nutraceuticals and animal health. Basically every link in the food value chain is present in the region.

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Brabant. A tiny region that feeds the world.

As one of the world’s most innovative, efficient, productive and sustainable agrifood locations, Brabant is home to 25% of the top 40 global agrifood companies. Ideally located as the gateway to Europe, the region is able to offer companies the full agrifood value chain, from agriculture, breeding, food processing and equipment through to specialized packaging and food grade logistics.

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Bright people

Keeping your company up to date with the endless stream of new technologies can be tough, so access to new talent is a must! In Brabant, 81,200 people are working in Agrifood. Within this group 18% has a higher education and 50% has a medium education. This means that no less than 14,600 highly educated people are active in agrifood in Brabant.

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Bright Business

Brabant hosts a large number of international agrifood companies and a high density of OEM’s – including Mars, Unilever, LambWeston, Heineken, Heineken, Danone – that exceed a €1 billion turnover. These companies are leading in many different segments, such as:

  • Processing of meat and meat by-products
  • Bakery products and sugar confectionery
  • Production of beer and soda
  • Manufacturing of dairy products
  • Production of animal feed
  • Manufacturing of animal health products
  • Manufacturing of food packaging
  • Food design
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In Breda there are several universities of applied sciences, including NHTV and Avans. The HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch has excellent higher education courses in agriculture and we regularly hire graduates from this highly specialized school.

Mieke Pulles, Corporate Communications Supervisor EMEA - Driscoll's

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