Danish Crown Horsens Site-Visit
The tour of Danish Crown Horsens is an opportunity to visit the world’s most modern slaughterhouse and Northern Europe’s largest. Please note there is a limit of 100 participants on this tour.
Danish Crown Group
Danish Crown Group is a global meat processing company and among the largest in its field. The Group is also the largest producer and exporter of pork in the world. Danish Crown Foods is Europe’s largest meat processing company and Danish Crown Beef is a significant player in the European beef market. The Group has a turnover of approximately USD 9 billion and employs over 26,000 employees worldwide.
Danish Crown Horsens
Danish Crown Horsens is one of East Jutland’s largest employers with 1,620 employees, as well as 85 Danish Food & Drug Administration employees and 110 employees from ISS (facilities and cleaning). Forty-two different nationalities work together in the factory that occupies an area of 86,000m2 spread over two floors.
The factory opened in 2005 and is the world’s most advanced slaughterhouse, with a focus on continuous improvement in logistics, hygiene, new technology, quality, environment and energy, and the work environment.
Danish Crown Horsens slaughters and processes 100,000 pigs per week. The pork is exported to more than 90 different countries but mainly to the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia and the United States.
After a brief introduction to the facility and to DC Ingredients, participants will be divided into smaller groups for a guided tour of the factory along an elevated walkway from which the entire production chain can be seen from behind large glass windows.
DC Ingredients is a relatively new ingredients company in the Danish Crown group – responsible for handling all by-products and for re-valorizing products to new feed-, food- and supplement applications.
After a brief introduction, participants will be divided into smaller groups for a guided tour of the factory along an elevated walkway from which the entire production chain can be seen from behind large glass windows.