Royal De Heus wins best Dutch Family Business Award of 2015

25 June 2015
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We are happy and proud to announce that Royal De Heus has been chosen as the best Dutch family business of 2015. Her Majesty Queen Maxima awarded us the Family Business Award on the 24th of June in the ‘Nieuwe Kerk’ in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Global top 20 feed suplier

Royal De Heus is an international organization with a leading position in the animal feed industry. De Heus was founded in 1911 by Hendrik Antonie de Heus. After more than a 100 years the company is still owned and managed by the De Heus family. Due to the rapid growth outside the Netherlands the Royal De Heus is a global top-20 feed supplier

Family Business Award

The Family Business Award was created by John Fentener van Vlissingen and gets awarded to the most prestigious Dutch family business every year. John Fentener van Vlissingen is an offspring of the most famous and most successful enterprising family of the Netherlands.  The jury awarded De Heus because “the unique form of cooperation of the family within the business. The family values are fixed on continuity and consensus within the areas of interest: passing on valuable knowledge to the next generation and co-optation. The business has made an impressive growth and have developed on basis of their own capital and keeps developing new initiatives. De Heus is an international and innovative family business with a strong business mind, which prioritizes long-term thinking in matters concerning employees, customers and investments.”

Proud to have received this Award

Co and Koen de Heus are the great grandchildren of the founder. Together they lead the family business. 'We are very proud that we have received this award. We see it as true recognition for our company and our employees"says Co de Heus. "For more than a 100 years, we have focussed on achieving progress in animal husbandry, together with our customers. We see this Award as a reward for this progress" continues Koen de Heus