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Fruit & Vegetable Processing

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 13:08

In the Dutch food processing industry, you will find a wide range of processed products based on both local raw materials, like potatoes, sugar beets, vegetables, fruits, cereals, mushrooms, and imported tropical crops, such as rice, nuts, cacao, spices, and so on. Examples of processed products: French fries, potatoes flakes, jam, dehydrated fruit, refined sugar, peanut butter, snacks, candies, canned food, cornflakes, baby food cereals, sauce and soups, fermented products.


Beverages Production

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 13:07

The Netherlands, known for centuries as a sailing and trading nation, have a profound history when it comes to producing beverages. All raw materials for producing beverages, such as spices, herbs, plants, cereals, dried fruit, coffee, cocoa, and tea, were shipped from countries all over the world to the harbours of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. There, these materials were used as ingredients for the production of beer, liqueurs, geneva gin and other spirits, and soft drinks.


Meat Processing

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 13:04

The Netherlands has a big name when it comes to the efficient and hygienic slaughtering of all kinds of animals, including cows, calves (for veal), pigs, lambs, goats, chickens, ducks, and turkeys. We have a modern meat processing industry consisting of high-tech  slaughter lines with all the necessary industrial accessories. The meat processing industry in the Netherlands has seen a trend towards concentration. There used to be a butcher on every high street in every village selling meat that was processed in-house. These individual, self-employed butchers are quickly going extinct.


Water & Waste Water

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 12:59

When it comes to water, Dutch expertise is well known over the world. But this does not only cover water supply and wastewater treatment. The Netherlands also has ample expertise in the field of integral water projects. Water is seldom a stand-alone issue. Water experts in the Netherlands have learned to think in an integral way, since many solutions are interconnected with solid waste or energy. The keyword in integral water projects is sustainability.





Waste Collection & Treatment

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 12:58

Dutch environmental knowledge of and expertise in waste management are well known all over the world. Less than five per cent of all Dutch waste ends up in landfills. The other 95 per cent is used for recycling and ends up as raw material or energy from waste. In this respect, the Netherlands has served for decades as an example for many developing countries emerging economies.



Animal Feed Production

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 12:50

The Netherlands is a small country comprising about 35,000 square kilometres. In addition to being densely populated with people — 17 million — it is home to a great many farm animals. There are some 4 million ruminants (cattle, sheep, goats) as well as 11 million pigs and 100 million head of poultry. Each type of livestock, as well as other domestic animals such as horses, dogs, and cats, requires a specific type of feed. (The breeding of animals is represented in other PUM sectors.)



Milk Processing & Products

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 12:49

For centuries, dairy production has been a specialty in the Netherlands. In the past, milk was processed directly at farms in privately owned plants, and in cooperative processing plants. Merger upon merger led to a few very big cooperatives. These cooperatives run a small number of highly specialised highcapacity processing plants. Research and development is foundational to the innovation of large varieties of high quality milk products.



Hospitality: Hotels

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 12:46

Since the Netherlands is the gateway to Europe, countless international businessmen visit Holland. Our country is also world famous as a tourist destination. This demands that the hospitality market in the Netherlands be varied and cater to a wide range of visitors. In the Netherlands you will find some 4000 hotels in all available categories. About 40 billion euros is spent yearly by guests and this generates an important source of national income. Dutch hotel, catering and tourism education trains students at every level. And our hotel schools are world famous.


Hospitality: Tourism & Recreational Services

Submitted by on 26 May, 2015 - 11:56

Tourism is the world’s largest economic sector. The sector provides employment to many people and is an important contributor to the gross domestic product in a large number of countries, in particular, in developing countries. PUM has expertise in various fields in the tourism industry. PUM offers support to tour operators and travel agents; operators of sightseeing tours; cruise ship operators; amusement and theme park managers; and to organisers of tours into eco-&-historical sites.