Zandbergen – a key player in the international protein supply chain – announced the strengthening of its partnership with the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), as the latter will become the exclusive distributor in Continental Europe of the former’s Darling Downs and Kobe Cuisine brands.
Up until now, AACo worked with several distributors in Europe. According to the press release the firm aims to ensure its unique Wagyu beef brands are produced and delivered to the highest standards, wherever in the world they are served. As for Zandbergen, it has represented AACo’s brands since 2012.
“Every time we visit AACo we are impressed by the land, the cattle and the way AACo produces their Wagyu beef. With our intensified partnership we can serve our customers with a more continuous flow of these unique Wagyu beef products,” said Joris Zandbergen, CEO of Zanbergen.
According to AACo’s Regional Manager for Europe & UK, the company is happy to strengthen the partnership especially since Zandbergen is also aligned in endeavors to find a more sustainable approach to servicing the European market, focusing on animal welfare, conserving natural resources and battling climate change.
The AACo was founded back in 1824 and since then has grown to become Australia’s largest integrated beef and cattle produced. Today, it manages around 400,000 head of cattle at its stations, open-air feeding areas and farming operations, which are spread across Queensland and the Northern Territory.