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Icons of Dutch Cereal Industry, Meneba and Codrico Rotterdam announce Co-operation

The board of Directors of Meneba BV and Codrico Rotterdam BV, both internationally operating companies active in processing high quality cereal ingredients for the food industry and the specialty feed industry, announce today a close co-operation. Both companies will be able to serve the markets better and offer customers a wider portfolio of products.

The co-operation will not be limited to joined marketing, but will include several aspects of business operations and supports the expansion strategy of both companies.

André van der Padt, CEO Meneba: “ With this co-operation we will introduce relevant and innovative product offerings to our customers, whereby extending the use of both Wheat and Maize based ingredients will offer new perspectives to the marketplace.” 

For more information please contact Mrs. Connie Goud (Meneba), tel. +31 10 4238250 or Alderina van Leeuwen (Codrico Rotterdam) tel. +31 10 2906651Or visit : and

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Background Codrico Rotterdam B.V.

Codrico Rotterdam specializes for almost 50 years in milling high-quality non-GMO maize into maize (flaking) grits/flours for the breakfast cereal industry. Another long-lasting specialism is the thermo-mechanical treatment of cereal grains and pulses, e.g. (chick)pea, lentils, resulting in gluten-free functional food ingredients, suitable for clean-label and texturizing applications within the snack-food industry and other related food ingredients markets, such as the convenience food industry.Codrico supports customers in extensive joint Innovation and Application programs to develop and test newly to be introduced savoury snacks based on healthy, non-GM ingredients. Codrico supplies customers like Nestle, Pringles, Unilever and a vast array of worldwide Snack Producers with natural ingredients on agricultural raw materials like corn, wheat, rice, chickpea and other pulses and besides this, is a specialist in the manufacturing of the base material for tortilla chips, so-called Masa flour. The product portfolio includes a range of pregelatinized/instant flours for the production of baked crackers, snack-pellets, ingredients for direct extrusion and tortilla-chip production. Codrico Rotterdam is operating with complete and comprehensive supply-chain management (from seed to ingredient), certified quality-systems (IFS, BRC, ISO, Halal, Kosher) and specific technical knowledge/support for cost-effective ingredient substitution, e.g. potato granules/flakes replacement in snacks.

Background Meneba B.V.

Meneba is the Dutch marketleader in Wheat milling. As of 1915 Meneba develops, produces and markets cereal-derived raw materials and functional ingredients. These products are appropriate for use in many processes of valued customers.Meneba focusses on bakeries – both artisan and industrial – and the food industry. In short, markets we are strong in and where we aspire to, and can, deliver absolute value, quality, knowledge and expertise. The craftsmanship of the Meneba team allows us to serve these markets with the right product range. In addition to the production plant in Rotterdam, specialties, including multigrain products, are produced at the site in Wormerveer. Apart from the two sites in The Netherlands, Meneba-Taelman in Bossuit (Belgium) is part of Meneba. Meneba’s products create added value for the customer-base and process expertise and product knowledge focus on customised solutions for food industries across Europe.

Publication date: 30 January 2017