We take great pride in the quality of our products. Van Hessen works closely together with slaughterhouses to ensure the highest quality production possible. In many cases, Van Hessen is able to employ its own staff in the slaughterhouse on a full time basis to optimize the process of saving the raw materials. Van Hessen’s involvement at the earliest possible stage – immediately after slaughter – is a guarantee for the highest quality end product.
This philosophy is used in the collection of pharmaceutical raw materials. By saving the highest quality product we are able to add value both to our suppliers and our pharmaceutical customers. Van Hessen was the first in Europe with production of heparin from fresh pig mucosa through a superior process for extracting heparin on-site. This process is successfully operated in a growing number of abattoirs in Europe and Australia, exclusively under the quality control of Van Hessen. Our expertise in collecting and immediately freezing other pharmaceutical raw materials on site as well as the full traceability in line with GMP standards has made us a preferred supplier to the pharmaceutical industry.