Van Loon Group consists of six ambitious meat processing companies: Van Loon Meat, Brandenburg, ENKCO, Van de Raa, Meat Friends and Best Star Meat.
Van Loon Group’s outlook can be summarised as: 'There’s always room for improvement'. Better cooperation throughout the chain. More efficient and durable production. Ongoing concept and product innovation. For us, this is the only way to continuously offer consumers and customers the very best. And that's our main focus.

As of Monday June 24, 2019, Meat Friends Roosendaal will be operating under a new 
name: Best Star Meat.
We have chosen this new name to more clearly position Best Star Meat towards
customers and suppliers. Meat Friends in Best and in Beilen supplies (pre) packaged
and cooked products to the retail and Out of Home market. Best Star Meat processes pork and beef carcasses sourced from its own supply chain into technical parts. These are supplied to the other Van Loon Group companies and to customers in the meat processing industry. In short, a completely different field.

Best Star Meat leads the way when it comes to chain management. The company has been a Beter Leven Quality Mark certified chain director since February 2019. Best Start Meat only processes pork from its own chain with at least one- star Beter Leven Quality Mark. In addition, they process beef from their own chain with two and three-star Beter Leven Quality Mark, as well as regular beef and organic beef.

Quality as a driving force

Quality as a driving force

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Our business processes are fully geared to ensuring 100% customer focus. For our employees, ‘putting the customer first’ is second nature. We understand that Sustainability and Entrepreneurship go hand in hand. We work hard at that every day - a continuous process. We also believe in ‘keeping it simple’ and not taking a difficult route if there’s an easier one available. We don’t think of problems - but in solutions. Van Loon Group is a solid and powerful family business: we have a long-term vision and the ‘Always room for improvement’ mentality can be felt throughout.


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