The Netherlands has a strong tradition in the food industry with multinationals such as Heineken and Unilever leading the way. The province of Brabant continues this tradition with a cluster of companies which accommodates every link in the food value chain:
Processing and Logistics
Brabant has an ideal strategic location for the processing and distribution of fresh (perishable) goods offering:
Research & Development and Knowledge Institutes
An extensive knowledge and education infrastructure has developed in Brabant specialized in food and food processing, creating the ideal environment for research activities:
Collaboration is a key factor in successful innovation. Brabant actively encourages cooperation between academia, specialist research institutions and industry. Food and food processing companies in Brabant have access to a considerable network of specialist industry partners.
Brabant's prominent position as a location for the food and food processing industry is confirmed by the presence of global industry players such as: