Havero Hoogwegt is a leading independent world producer and supplier of dairy proteins and tailor-made dairy-based milk and protein replacers used in the global food industry. As part of the Hoogwegt Group, we have access to a unique global network of 400 commercial, technical, and logistics experts, enabling us to serve our customers with high-quality innovative products, real-time market intelligence, deep technical know-how, and smart logistics services. We bring vision and value to our customers' businesses through an exclusive combination of services and products that give our customers the ability to respond quickly and effectively in today's dynamic food industry.
We specialise in dairy proteins as well as 100% dairy-based milk and protein replacers to be used as functional, cost-effective ingredients in food and beverage manufacturing. Our customers conduct business in many industries, including sports nutrition, yogurt, confectionary, bakery, savoury, milk beverages, ice cream, and processed cheese manufacturing. Dairy proteins, both milk proteins -- such as milk protein concentrate and casein/caseinate - and whey proteins, play an essential role in these industries. As the leading partner in protein solutions, the quality and composition of our dairy proteins helps improve the value of our customers' final products.
In addition to the unparalleled expertise and quality we present in specialised dairy proteins, we also develop custom-made dairy proteins on request. Approximately 35% of our employees hold technical positions and work in our state-of-the-art applications laboratory, where they test the physical, chemical, microbiological, and functional properties of dairy proteins to select those suitable for customised use to be sold under our Hapro label.
Our applications laboratory allows us to focus on tailor-made solutions that help our customers improve the functionality of their products, while providing them with cost savings and continuous access to high-quality, dairy proteins. Our product development managers advise and assist customers in developing innovative products, demonstrating how our specialised dairy proteins work in various formulations. We also welcome customers to our lab, so they can conduct their own tests using our products in their applications.
As part of the Hoogwegt Group, we actively conduct business in more than 130 countries and boast offices in all major dairy-producing and purchasing regions of the world, making us the leader among the few truly global players in our sector. This provides us with an incredible amount of proprietary market information that we readily share with our partners. We frequently deliver market analysis reports to our customers, tailored to the field in which they conduct business. Our in-house professionals are also available to share market intelligence, in person, on a regular basis.
We believe quality pays dividends, and as such, we were among the first in the sector to recognise the need for traceability to ensure food safety. Believing quality can be measured, we monitor our processes and work according to international standards while continuously striving for improvement. Our Authorized Economic Operator certificate ensures our secure role in the international supply chain.
Each year, the Hoogwegt Group ships 2 million metric tons of dairy products to six continents, allowing us to negotiate the best terms for our customers. We are first to recognise a tightening of supply, and by accessing proteins from all dairy-producing regions, we guarantee our customers uninterrupted supply and reliable, on-time delivery. Our dedicated logistics team also guarantees a 24 hour response to quote requests, and we ensure worry-free customs clearance by providing all necessary documentation.
Havero Hoogwegt was formed in 1992 when Havero merged with Hoogwegt Food Ingredients. However, our roots date back to 1922, the year Havero was established in the Netherlands, and 1965, the year Henk Hoogwegt launched his dairy exporting company, also in the Netherlands. In 2012, we moved to Arnhem, the headquarters of the Hoogwegt Group, which ensures we have daily access to the most up-to-date dairy market information.
With unparalleled technical know-how and exceptional-quality products, we provide optimal solutions to your dairy protein and dairy ingredient needs, while offering you the essential services to help you succeed. Please give us a call at +31 (0) 26 32 28 520, so we can develop the best solutions for your unique needs.