Founded in 1902, the Van Hessen group has evolved into one of the world’s leading companies for natural casings today. Van Hessen maintains offices and operates factories in more than 12 countries around the globe. From these premises we serve the entire world. The Van Hessen group is constantly innovating and exploring new ways to supply its products to customers and to maximize sausage makers’ production efficiency. Besides natural casings, Van Hessen is a professional processor and distributor of animal by products and pharmaceutical products.
Our Mission Statement
“To create continuity and profitability by supplying a uniform product on time to the end users, maximizing value for all parties involved, while creating and developing a motivated and passionate work environment which attracts people who want to make a difference.”
Our Business Culture
Our business culture is the foundation of our success. Our employees stand out from the crowd in terms of product knowledge and market knowledge. With dedication and passion for the product linked to a service-oriented approach, we ensure the success and continuity of our group.
Our group achieves excellent results today whilst simultaneously planning what we must do tomorrow. We are constantly developing our team and continuously invest in knowledge and management expertise. Core of our vision is a firm belief that you can be successful only if you have an accurate picture of what your customer really needs, and an exact knowledge of what it is that you are selling. Our motto remains unchanged: “Guts and Glory by van Hessen”.
Guts & Glory
Our business policy’s current zest does not introduce any totally new insights or methods, but it is an intensive progression of the policy that we have followed since our establishment in 1902 and which has brought us to where we are today: the number one casing company in the world. Van Hessen has always distinguished itself by showing its guts. This ambitious attitude and operational method is perfectly summed up by our motto ‘Guts and Glory’. This motto embodies the way we deal with business relations and the market. We analyse all possible aspects.
Which developments, opportunities and challenges exist?
How do the client’s processes and products take shape?
Which trends influence product development, marketing and distribution?
How can we create more value for our business partners and for ourselves?
Externally, we invest in our relations with suppliers and customers.
Internally, we concentrate on creating a pleasant and motivational working environment for our employees. We constantly work on expansion and maintenance of strategic alliances, both with abattoirs and with suppliers of manufactured goods. Our client policy focuses on acquiring and maintaining long-term business relationships with our clients.