Nutreco N.V.

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide.Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future. Nutreco employs approximately 10,000 people in more than 30 countries with sales in over 80 countries. Nutreco is listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange in Amsterdam and reported annual revenues of € 5.2 billion in 2013.

Company details

Prins Frederiklaan 4 , Amersfoort , Netherlands

Locations Served


Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Aquaculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Over 1000
more than 1,000,000,000 €

In a world with limited natural resources and a growing population, there is a rising demand for high quality meat, fish and shrimp. We will be the global leader in providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions that best support the performance of animals, fish and shrimp.

Nutreco is unique because of our world-class competence in both animal and fish nutrition, which enables us to be the global leader with a focus on:

  • A higher value-added portfolio of nutritional solutions
  • Premix, feed specialties and fish feed
  • Growth geographies Latin America, Russia, Asia and Africa
  • Sustainability

Nutreco has its roots in family-owned businesses that have been operating for a very long time including Skretting (founded 1899) and Trouw (founded 1931). In the mid-1970s, various agri, food, and consumer goods companies were joined to form BP Nutrition. In 1994 Nutreco was formed as the result of a private-equity backed management buy-out of several BP Nutrition businesses active in animal nutrition, fish farming and meat processing.

Nutreco's operating companies retained their own distinct identities, given their strong links with local markets, it was essential to achieve synergy gains in such areas as purchasing, logistics and research. Nutreco's direction would be guided by integrity, social responsibility, customer-awareness, innovation and - last but by no means least - profitability.

These features were encapsulated in the company name Nutreco, which stands for Nutrition, Ecology and Economy.

In June 1997, Nutreco was floated on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.

Nutreco's initial strategy was Closer to the Consumer which focused on strengthening its downstream position in processed and pre-packed meat and fish. In 2005 Nutreco started a strategic transformation process called 'Rebalancing for Growth' and changed from an integrated company active in feed, farming and meat processing to a focused animal nutrition and fish feed company. Nutreco's current strategy, Driving Sustainable Growth has led to an increased focus on businesses in the premix, feed specialties and fish feed sectors and growth geographies of Latin America, Russia, Asia and Africa.

During this time, Nutreco has expanded its global footprint and entered markets such as Brazil, China, Ecuador, Russia and Vietnam while retaining its strong position in its mature markets.

Nutreco's position in the food value chain between raw material suppliers and farmer means it will continue to play an increasingly important role in helping farmers supply growing demand by turning basic raw materials into the best feed for the optimal performance of animals.