Lamb Weston® is a world leading brand in high quality potato products, and is sold in over 100 countries around the world in a collaboration between Lamb Weston (US) and Lamb Weston / Meijer.
The company Lamb Weston / Meijer, headquarters in Kruiningen, The Netherlands, serves the EMEA region and supplies frozen potato products like Twisters, Potato Dippers and Connoisseur Fries as well as Dehydrated Potato Flakes to customers in the Foodservice, Ouick Service Industry and Retail Segments. The company employs 1,400 people and operates six factories: in the Netherlands (4), the United Kingdom (1) and Austria (1).
Making the difference
As a growing, ambitious and successful international company, we value long-term relations with our employees and with our partners. Together we can turn the valuable consumer insights into great meals and products.
A brief history
When most people look at a potato, they see just a potato, but when we look at a potato, we see possibilities. As a company, we’ve been taking the ordinary and turning it into opportunity from the very beginning. In the US it started in 1950 - a grower called F. Gilbert ‘Gib’ Lamb opens a food processing company called Lamb Weston, in Weston, Oregon (US). He invented the water gun knife. This revolutionary invention is the world’s first cutting machine designed to cut fries under high water pressure. The company ventures beyond the traditional straight-cut French fry and introduces Twister® Fries, a curly shaped fry in 1983. One year later, CrissCut Fries appear, a unique specialty cut. Lamb Weston in the US has grown and is now a major player in potato processing. The aim is to become the world’s largest producer of frozen potato products.
In the Netherlands, in 1920, Cees Meijer Sr. establishes a potato farm in Kruiningen, Zeeland (NL), growing excellent quality potatoes from the clay soil. The Dutch family firm is doing well. The Meijer group starts with processing quality frozen potato products and flakes. From then on: Meijer Frozen Foods.
Joint venture in 1994 of Meijer Frozen Foods and Lamb Weston is a fact, forming Lamb Weston / Meijer. Lamb Weston / Meijer acquires potato processing companies in the Netherlands (2000: Oosterbierum, 2001: Bergen op Zoom, 2017: Broekhuizenvorst) in the UK (2006: Wisbech), Austria (2010: Hollabrunn) and opens a commercial office in the Netherlands (2015) and sales offices in the Middle-East (2013) and Brazil (2015).
Our brand manifesto
Let's hear it for the potato. It’s the world’s third most important crop. And as populations grow, so does demand for more potatoes. Better technology. Tastier recipes. Greener processes. Game-changing ideas and more inventive thinking. That’s where we come in. As global industry leaders, it’s our responsibility to always be two steps ahead. Always challenge the status quo. Forever ask ‘What if?’. And never, ever settle. We believe our inventiveness will help change the world in ways that won’t just satisfy our growing population, but nourish the environment and advance the industry too. When we look at a potato, we don’t just see a potato. We see possibilities.
For us, customer value always comes first. And as one of the world’s leading companies in frozen potato products and appetizers and ingredient solutions we work tirelessly to offer world-class products and services. Product solutions and services are part of our lifeblood. For more than 20 years, we have led the industry in innovation by introducing inventive products that add convenience to the operations of our customers and thus made eating more pleasurable for their customers.