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About Us

Zaanlandse Olieraffinaderij: A toll refinery

For more than 85 years, companies have depended on ZOR to help ensure the quality and safety of their products.

At our site in Zaandam, The Netherlands, we offer a broad range of complementary services to better meet our customers' requirements:

  • Applying various vegetable oil refining steps to a large number of conventional and organic vegetable oils and fats, we also offer tailored chemical and physical refining to meet your specifications.
  • With a pilot plant on site, we can cater for small batches of 60-100 kg to better suit your needs.
  • We are also able to supply our customers with a small range of exclusive (cosmetic) fats and butters from our own stocks.

All processes and services are certified by independent accreditation parties.

Proven expertise combined with excellent after sales service and FSSC22000 and ISO9001 certificate accreditation makes ZOR a partner you can count on. 

Flexibility and Reliability

It is our culture of flexibility and reliability that really makes us stand out from the crowd. Meeting customers’ needs is the driver behind our tailored approach to refining processes and recipes for key players in the oils, fats and cocoa industries.

Continuous improvement is paramount to our success. We continue to develop and enhance refinery techniques and build upon our processing knowledge, enabling us to treat your oils and fats to your exact specifications.

With these capabilities and processes, we demonstrate low GE and 3-MCPD levels in different oils and fats..

Small is Beautiful

Being small in a world of large edible oil refineries allows us to be flexible and to focus on our customers' niche products and individual requirements. Reliability has won us partnerships with many large and small customers, who have been with us for many years.

Though primarily a local firm, employing circa 55 people and located at the original site, ZOR is part of Cargill. Cargill combines 154 years of experience with new technologies and insights to serve as a trusted partner for food, agriculture, financial and industrial customers in more than 125 countries.