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Damaco Group is an international holding of companies specialised in the production and trading of high quality products in the food industry. We are currently serving more than 100 countries with our quality brands Kipco-Damaco and Damaco Foods.
Cultural and language barriers have been broken down as a result of our international expansion to multiple production sites abroad. In order to provide the best possible assurance of quality, our local Damaco Group employees ensure that: we can meet demand efficiently by being close to our customers and we are in direct contact with international producers. Kipco - Damaco chooses to do business with a focus on human rights, consumers and social, ethical and environmental issues. We strive towards a sustainable development which is based on three pillars; Economy, Environment, Society. In order to guarantee this, our values and standards are set out in a Code of Conduct; The basic principles to which all employees must adhere during everyday activities. The Code is a guideline for handling standards between Kipco - Damaco and its partners, employees and consumers. View here the Code of Conduct.
We want to be the reference when it comes to technological solutions applied to meat processing, the production of meat products and the use of natural fibres in that production. Our background and expertise in the production and trading of raw materials, additives as well as technology is what distinguishes us from the competition. This know-how is at your service, you, our customer.
We aim to process and develop meat, meat products and natural fibres of exceptional quality. Our goal is to offer reliable and professional technical support and advice, and to keep growing sustainably as a supplier of foods for human and animal consumption. We strive to be a partner for our customers, by aiming for the highest quality and offering reliable and flexible logistics solutions.
Kipco-Damaco, the company at the centre of the Damaco Group holding, has grown from a local poultry slaughterhouse in 1964 to an internationally renowed producer of meat for the meat processing industry and supplier of beef, pork, game, chips, vegetables, etc.
Located in Oostrozebeke, Belgium, the company has become the top specialist in mechanically deboned meat (MDM). Driven by passion and high quality, Kipco-Damaco has built a customer base in over 100 countries. Each year, more than 60,000 tonnes of our products are sold outside Belgium. While, in the early days, only a limited number of by-products were packaged for export to Africa, our packaging division now prepares exports of almost all poultry pieces to Europe, the CIS, Africa and Asia. Kipco-Damaco has kept expanding on the strength of this professional approach. Our R&D division recently launched our 100% natural fibres which allow our customers in the meat processing industry to remain competitive in an ever-changing sector.
We have leveraged our impeccable reputation for top quality to expand our product range, leading to the creation of Damaco Foods. Whereas Kipco-Damaco operates exclusively in a B2B environment because of its products, Damaco Foods is also offering an extensive retail range. A range that is supported by the right marketing makes its way to the consumer through our distribution networks.
Today, the Damaco Group is still pursuing the same ideology as the values upheld by the group’s forerunners back in 1964. Communication, but mostly listening and working side by side with our customers makes us who we are today. Feedback from our customers motivates our innovation efforts. For example, Kipco-Damaco is the world’s first company to have implemented a fully automatic plastic and metal detection system which is yet another assurance of our product quality.
An important part of our production focuses on specific HALAL products from raw materials processed separately. Only certified slaughterhouses can become a supplier of Kipco-Damaco following an inspection. In addition, we always work with reputable producers of meat products, such as beef, pork and poultry. Today, our own production and development represents 65% of our turnover; the remainder is achieved through our trading and private label range under the Damaco Foods brand.
Kipco-Damaco has set itself the goal of achieving further growth in a sustainable and ecological way. Thanks to ongoing investments in sustainable production processes, in the future too, we will still be able to supply you, our customers, with a quality product, supported by our usual flexible service. Kipco-Damaco is currently building a new production facility which will allow us to boost production to 500 MT/day and also increase our production efficiency.
Our new facility will also include a pilot plant where we can perfect your recipes with state-of-the-art machines. This will allow us to react much faster and implement innovations on your production floor at a greater pace. Cooperation with external partners such as universities, machine manufacturers and public authorities guarantee our lead in an innovation-driven industry. Issues and opportunities are brought to the fore through continuous dialogue with all our stakeholders.
Kipco-Damaco is also investing in short communication chains: fast internal communication between all employees, but also with our stakeholders, can only benefit our customers directly. Ultimately, our ongoing investment in training and our skilled staff means that we can offer efficient solutions, reduced costs, a lower threshold for error, and flexibility. Last but not least, may we introduce our new company Empro Europe which processes chicken feathers into feather meal? Our unique hydrolization process allows us to achieve an unprecedented degree of digestibility, which paves the way for new applications in aquaculture, cosmetics and animal feed.