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dius of 125 kilometres around our headquarters so that they can be preserved as soon as possible after the harvest. It’s much more controllable and nothing escapes our attention. We employ several field managers who are completely up to date on the status of the harvest, its quality and quantity. However, some crops like chickpeas and lentils are impossible to grow here, so we get those from abroad, still with our high quality standards.”
High flexibility in chilled vegetables One of the most recent acquirements by HAK opens a lot of new possibilities for the company: chilled vegetables specialist Peter van Halder is now part of the HAK family and as one of the fastest growing
sectors in the food industry, it is a welcome addition for HAK to have the capability of serving high quality, fresh and chilled vegetables and meal solutions. “Through Peter van Halder we already supply fresh ingredients for Domino’s Pizza, Qizini and Salad Signature that are distributed to supermarkets and gas stations and we supply ingredients, components and meals for institutions, retail and foodservice. We can handle almost every request, like if and how it needs to be sliced, cooked or grilled beforehand. That’s the kind of flexibility and added value we aim for and will continue to do so.”
Green Kitchen Hoogeboom also explains how HAK works with ‘the green kitchen of HAK’. “We want
to help people eat vegetables and pulses by making it tasty, but also in a pure and healthy way. The principles of our Green Kitchen are guiding in growing and making our products as healthy and sustainable as possible. For example: all our innovations since 2014 have not contained any added sugar and we never use preservatives. In all our developments we use little salt and make our products tasty with spices and herbs. It’s very challenging, but very rewarding. We learn something new every day and have always worked with respect for Mother Earth. This is deeply rooted in the DNA of the Hak family, whose motto was: “living in dependency”. Web: www.hak.nl
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