Food manufacturing companies are a hot topic in our economy right now. And as Alexander van Twillert observes, they’re masters in optimising production processes. As a partner at Lentink, Alexander regularly visits food production companies. ‘I always enjoy that. It’s great to go behind the scenes and find out how something that you really enjoy eating is made. The no-nonsense attitude in this sector also appeals to me.’
Strong focus on process optimisation
Over the past few decades, Dutch food production companies have made great strides in areas such as process optimisation. Nowadays, our food is produced using sophisticated machinery and partially or fully automated or robotic processes.
Legal, financial and tax gains to be made
This means that food manufacturing companies are often capital-intensive, which can raise concerns. ‘I’ve noticed that companies in this sector tend to describe their production processes right down to the last detail. They are ISO-certified and comply with the BRC standard, but there are often gains to be made in the legal, financial and tax areas. For example, they could start working with interim reports and cash flow management. We help food manufacturing companies to develop these aspects of their business as well, to ensure that they are compliant in all areas.’