Our history

In June 2017, the Van Hessen Group and Teeuwissen Group joined forces in order to provide suppliers and customers in the meat processing industry and pharmaceutical industry worldwide with the very best products in the desired quantities. Van Hessen aims to be the best partner to suppliers and customers, as well as a good and stable employer for all employees worldwide.


The combination of the Van Hessen Group and Teeuwissen Group was a natural and logical choice. The activities of both companies were complementary and both groups shared many common values.

Teeuwissen was founded in the early ‘70s of last century. The company started with a focus on one single product: pork pancreases for the pharmaceutical industry. Over the years the company became a specialized international player in gutroom management and the sourcing and processing of natural casings. The products of Teeuwissen Group found their way in the pharmaceutical industry and the food and pet food industries.

Van Hessen
Founded in 1902 as a family owned company, the Van Hessen Group evolved into one of the world's leading and reputable companies in the field of  natural casings. The growth of Van Hessen was both organic, as well as through acquisition. Next to being one of the leading casing companies, Van Hessen has  also been active as a processor of animal by-products and provides high-quality raw materials to the pharmaceutical industry.

By combining the passion and knowledge of our people, our positions in purchase, processing of casings and sales markets, our worldwide gutrooms and our product groups, we aim to be your preferred partner by constantly delivering the best product and the best services.