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Key Information

Passion for food, passion for farming

Tulip is proud to be at the fore of the food manufacturing industry, providing a wide range of quality, cost effective and innovative products to the retail and foodservice sectors from our 17 modern, well invested manufacturing facilities located throughout the UK.

Our UK operation consists of four distinct businesses:

Tulip Agriculture – Britain’s number one pig farmer and global leader in higher welfare standards.

Tulip Fresh – The countries number one pig processor and operator of state of the art abattoirs.

Tulip Food Company – The leading supplier of a wide range of quality, innovative and cost effective food products to the UK’s retail and foodservice sectors.

Dalehead Foods – 100% dedicated to supplying Waitrose with quality pork and lamb products.

Our expertise is second to none; we are the country’s largest pig farmer and producer of pork and it is our fully integrated supply chain, affording us complete accountability and traceability from field to fork, combined with our customer focussed approach to business, that truly sets us apart from our competitors.

7,000
Highly skilled, dedicated and empowered colleagues.
£1bn
Our annual turnover exceeds.
17
Modern, well invested production facilities across the UK
UK
Supplying all the leading retail and foodservice businesses.

Group Structure

Part of a group

Tulip Ltd is proud to be a subsidiary of the Danish Crown group – a global meat processing company and among the largest in its field.

Danish Crown dates back to the 1880s and is owned by a co-operative of 8,000 farmers – ‘Leverandorselskabet Danish Crown AmbA’. The company supplies around 22m pigs and almost a million head of cattle per year, making it the world’s largest pork exporter and Europe’s largest pork processor, with a turnover of approximately £6.3 billion and a workforce of around 26,000 employees.

As divisions of the group, Danish Crown Foods has become Europe’s largest meat processing company and Danish Crown Beef is a significant player in the European beef market.

History

1990

Tulip International was established
through a merger of Normeat,
Danepak, Jaka and Tulip.

1998

Danish Crown acquired Tulip International 100%.

1998

Vestjyske Slagterier (VJS) and Danish Crown merged.
Tulip International took over the processing business
of VJS (in Denmark) and Danish Crown.

2002

Tulip Ltd was established as a single
processing company for the UK.
The “old” Tulip International was divided
into Tulip Food Company in Denmark
and Tulip Ltd in the UK.

2003

Tulip Ltd acquired Hygrade Foods Ltd.

2004

Tulip Ltd acquired Flagship Foods
comprising Roach Foods, Dalehead Foods
and Flagship Fresh Meats.

2006

Tulip Food Service became
part of Tulip Ltd.

2007

Tulip Ltd acquired Geo.
Adams.

2011

Tulip Ltd acquired Parkam Foods,
Tranfoods, Trophy Foods
and Freshway Foods.

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