Our story

Lamb Weston®  is a world leading brand in high quality potato products, and is sold in over 100 countries around the world. In a collaboration between Lamb Weston (US) and Lamb Weston / Meijer.

The company Lamb Weston / Meijer serves the EMEA region and is based in The Netherlands. Supplying frozen potato products like Twisters, Potato Dippers and Connoisseur Fries as well as dehydrated potato flakes to customers in the Foodservice, Quick Service, Industry and Retail segments. Lamb Weston / Meijer has its headquarters in Kruiningen - The Netherlands. The company operates six factories: in the Netherlands (4), the United Kingdom (1) and Austria (1). The company Lamb Weston / Meijer employs 1,400 people in the EMEA region.

Making the difference

Our passion for potatoes is just the beginning. Better technology, tastier recipes, greener processes, game-changing ideas, inventive thinking. These are always front of mind.

The journey of the potato

 

A brief history

When most people look at a potato, they see just a potato. But when we look at a potato, we see possibilities. As a company, we’ve been taking the ordinary and turning it into opportunity from the very beginning.

In the US it started in 1950 A grower called F. Gilbert ‘Gib’ Lamb opens a food processing company called Lamb Weston, in Weston, Oregon (US). He invents the water gun knife. This revolutionary invention is the world’s first cutting machine designed to cut fries under high water pressure. The company ventures beyond the traditional straight-cut French fry and introduces Twister® Fries, a curly shaped fry in 1983. One year later, CrissCut Fries appear, a unique specialty cut. Lamb Weston in the US has grown and is now a major player in potato processing. ConAgra takes them over, and the aim is to become the world’s largest producer of frozen potato products.

In the Netherlands in 1920 Cees Meijer Sr. establishes a potato farm in Kruiningen, Zeeland (NL), growing excellent quality potatoes from the clay soil. The Dutch family firm is doing well. The Meijer group becomes involved, processing the quality frozen potato products. From then on: Meijer Frozen Foods.

Joint venture in 1994 of Meijer Frozen Foods and Lamb Weston is a fact, forming Lamb Weston / Meijer. Lamb Weston / Meijer takes over the Vriezo potato processing company in Oosterbierum (2000), the Danisco Foods (formerly Fri d'Or) potato processing company in Bergen op Zoom (2001), The Garden Isle potato processing company in Wisbech, UK, joins the Lamb Weston / Meijer family (2006), Lamb Weston / Meijer acquires a majority share in Austrian potato specialties producer, Frisch & Frost (2010) and in 2015 is the opening of a commercial office in Breda.