On 14 July 1887, 500 farmers from the Horsens region joined forces to form Denmark’s first co-operative meat company. The first general meeting was held, land was purchased, building work commenced and the equipment installed.
On 22 December 1887, the co-operative meat company Horsens Andelssvineslagteri stood ready to receive the first pigs for slaughter. Since these early years, Danish Crown has always striven for a meticulous approach to its work.
Read more about Danish Crowns history and the Danish bacon story here.