Inspiration around meat concepts and demand-driven supply chains: Vion opens Meat Master Center

Date: 11-04-2019

BOXTEL, 11 april 2019 – Vion opens its own Meat Master Center. In a special experience area at Vion’s headoffice in Boxtel, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders will be able to interactively get acquainted with Vion’s new meat concepts and demand-driven supply chains.

“The Vion Meat Master Center is a multifunctional area at our headquarters in Boxtel, opening up the world of meat to our customers, suppliers and stakeholders. In this Center, visitors are able to see, taste and smell new meat concepts. In short: the Center generates a true experience”, explains Maiko van der Meer, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Vion’s Pork Division.

Experience and craftsmanship
In the middle of the Vion Meat Master Center, a fully equipped kitchen island has been placed, on which preparation of Vion’s concepts and products can be demonstrated in various ways. There is also a heated area outside with a large barbecue. Van der Meer, “Vion is a food company: tasting is an important element of the experience we want to offer. In the Meat Master Center, our master butchers are able to give demonstrations. We also work with grill masters and chefs to create the ultimate taste experience.”

Cooperation in the supply chain
The story around demand-driven supply chains is another important theme in the experience center. John de Jonge, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Vion Pork, “We show how we work together from farmer to the end product. We demonstrate our expertise in meat and the way we build demand-driven, upgraded supply chains. Every supply chain partner has its own expertise. In the Meat Master Center we want to express this craftsmanship and the way in which we cooperate in the supply chain.”

Stakeholders
The Vion Meat Master Center is available for Vion’s various stakeholders. Customers see presentations and can cook meat with Vion employees or a chef. John de Jonge and Maiko van der Meer, “The Meat Master Center is suitable for inspiring brainstorming sessions, about product innovations or a topic in the news, for example. It is not only meant for customers, but also stakeholders, such as suppliers (including farmers), government officials and scientists.” The Vion Meat Master Center has been operational since the beginning of April 2019.

Please click here to see an impression of the Vion Meat Master Center.

Vion
Vion Food Group is an international meat producer with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany and sales support offices in 13 countries worldwide.
In 2018 Vion achieved a turnover of € 4,7 billion.

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Vion, Communication Department
Irene Gloudemans
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