The name Kiezebrink has been connected for generations with European poultry farming. In the early nineties the company was founded by Hanno Kiezebrink. He initially focused on falconers and zoos with frozen day old chickens as the main trade. When the veterinary borders were abolished within the European Union it became clear that there was a demand for these products throughout Europe.
After the Avian influenza in 2003 Hanno decided to expand the range of products offering a wider choice including frozen rodents. At the end of 2006 high-quality animal diets and supplements for a wider range of animals were also introduced. Michiel Derks BSc was also employed as the company nutritionist to provide customers and potential customers with professional advice.
Still controlled by its founder from the Netherlands, Kiezebrink is now an international wholesaler of animal food and is licensed as a distributor of category 2 and 3 products (HACCP and DEFRA). The UK division of Kiezebrink is located at Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and was founded in 2002. It is currently directed by Alasdair Gordon and managed by Sarah Patrick.
In 2017 Kiezebrink UK Ltd has significantly increased its processing and freezer storage facility to cope with the study growth the company has experienced over the past few years. This extra investment in the facility wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the financial support given by Lloyds Bank and grants received from the Growing Business Fund and the New Anglia Micro Grant Scheme (this is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).
As part of a progressive international organisation Kiezebrink UK are constantly evaluating new products for introduction to the UK market. Law and regulation in food safety, traceability and animal welfare are of major importance to the management of the company. This is encapsulated in our strapline, 'Focus on Food' and our mission is to supply high-quality, reliable animal feed, along with excellent advice and service.