Smits Zevenhuizen is an innovative family company involved in the processing of residual waste and side-flows supplied by the food industry. By reusing these products, we produce high-quality animal feed and give residual cheese a new destination. This is how we contribute to the reduction of food waste and the development of a more circular food industry!
The residual products, such as confectionery, biscuits, chocolate, cheese, etc. that we collect from manufacturers throughout Europe become the raw materials for a new product. Our sustainable finished products are used in the food industry and agricultural sector.
A crucial motive of Smits is to "value the highest possible value" of residual flows. That is why we create our own technical solutions with an internal technical department.
Our production is divided into two flows: Feed & Food. Our Food department mainly collects cheese products with an unsuitable shape or weight and processes them to become semi-finished products that are then used to make new products for human consumption. The Feed department collects residual flows that are processed to become high-quality animal feed.
We find effective ways to reuse food products through innovative processes and with a strong focus on quality. With our services, we relieve clients and suppliers of their residual waste flows, which also gives them better insight into the residual waste volumes they produce. This is a great way to reduce waste together.
We focus on long-term relationships and sustainable collaborations. We continuously look for ways to respond to the needs of our clients and suppliers so our services never cease to add value effectively.
The Smits organisation consists of several departments: Logistics, Technical Services, Cheese, Feed, and Support.
We aim for long-term relationships so we can build on a sustainable future together. That is why we invest in the development of our employees, in maintaining excellent relationships with our clients and suppliers, all based on ‘trust, expertise, and ownership’.
We also have a variety of opportunities for traineeships and (academic) final thesis projects.
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De geschiedenis van Smits Zevenhuizen. (EN)
New construction in full swing!
Start new construction for better automation and inventory management
Construction has started on the 'De Boog' building, named after the roof shape. The building houses the workshop/machine factory of the TD, the office for the Expedition and the storage hall for the empty bins.
A fire in the production halls halted production in 2008. After hard work from the entire team, we got this back on track within a month.
Because the permit for pig stables in Zevenhuizen did not work out immediately, Smits started a pig farm in Vorden. After 6 years, the construction of the stables in Zevenhuizen with a capacity of 5,000 pigs started.
Smits puts a lot of energy into the development of new machines. This year Smits built the 1st version of the cistern for feed production. The beginning of the common and unique processing method.
In 1989, the Smits Brothers left Hazerswoude-Rijndijk for the construction of the N11. Feed production and cheese processing are being further optimized on a new piece of land in Zevenhuizen.
Because good pieces of cheese also came in through dairies, a new process was started in 1984 for the reuse of the cheese for human consumption.
Due to high feed prices, the Brothers Smits started looking for alternatives. Contact was made with food manufacturers. This was the start of circular feed production for pigs.