In a period of just 85 years, Huijbregts Groep has grown from a local family business to become an international market leader. But it hasn’t lost its family feel.
Powder mixes for butchers
Wim Huijbregts started out in business in Eindhoven in 1936, specialising in producing mixes for regional butchers. His mixes were used in sausage and minced-meat products, amongst other things. The company experienced unprecedented growth in the 1970s and opened a new production facility in Helmond.
Powder for the food industry
In December 1980, Frans took over the business from his father. With traditional butchers failing and the meat industry gaining the upper hand, Frans could see that the company needed to steer a new course. Huijbregts stopped product development and started to focus on mixing powder ingredients for the food industry. A number of high-quality technological innovations were introduced under Frans’ management. Since 2018, the third generation, Willem, has been co-director of Huijbregts Groep.
Production facility in Spain
In May 2019, Huijbregts Groep started the construction of its first factory abroad. The plant is being built in Massanes, Gerona, Spain and will be operational by early 2021. With the arrival of the Spanish plant, Huijbregts Groep will be able to focus on the Southern European and North African markets.