Founded in 1979

Esro was founded by Toon Rooijackers and Piet Swinkels and specialized in deboning head meat. After periods of continuous growth Esro processes nearly 90% of all cow heads in the Benelux region and expanded with further offal processing for customers in Europe and Asia. The company has continued to grow over the years, where the second generation of Rooijackers is now active. The growth is visible in terms of locations, machines, employees but also in our partnerships.

Together we are stronger

In recent years, we have entered into good partnerships with Fayman and with Rabo Investments.  Through our partnerships, we are taking important steps towards sustainable and international growth. With our partner, Scales Corporation, we launched a Petfood division in 2023. Together and through our strong partners, we are now globally in both the food and animal feed industry and the meat trade.


Esro started in 1979 with a production site in Nuenen. There are now several production sites in Europe, where our employees work hard every day to process beef products for human and animal consumption. Our commercial colleagues are located all over the world to meet all your needs in the meat industry, both for the food and pet industry.


Our 5 core values

Total circularity

We embrace a circular approach, ensuring every resource is maximized and nothing goes to waste.

Global purpose

Committed to nourishing the world sustainably, our mission transcends borders, uniting communities in a shared quest for animal protein.

Natural improvement

We believe in the power of nature to drive progress. Through continuous innovation and respect for our environment, we strive for natural, animal protein products that continually improve.

A sharp eye

With meticulous attention to detail, we uphold the highest standards at every step of our process, ensuring the quality and safety of our products.

Better together

Collaboration fuels our success. By fostering partnerships and working closely with our stakeholders, we amplify our impact and achieve greater outcomes for all.

Our mission

As one of the market leaders, Esro Food Group aspires to lead the market when it comes to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. As a company, we strive to minimize our impact on the environment, via our commitment to our ESG policies. This way, we create a circular approach and empower nature. Esro Food Group, empowering natural sources.

Meet our team of specialists

We believe that personal contact is the best way to achieve your goals together.

Get in touch with us

Esro Food Group

De Huufkes 68
5674 TM Nuenen
The Netherlands
T: +31(0)40 290 70 80