Danish Crown Foods (formerly Tulip Food Company A/S) is behind several of the most famous and popular brands, when it comes to bacon, pepperoni and other pizza toppings, cold cuts, sausages, soups, ready meals, meatballs and canned meat.
The brands include Denmark's oldest registered trademark Tulip, Mou, GØL and Steff-Houlberg. Danish Crown Professional (formerly Tulip Foodservice) is also one of Denmark's most popular suppliers for canteens, restaurants and public institutions.
Read more on each brandsite below.
Danish Crown Foods' subsidiaries
The first Danish co-operative meat company is established in Horsens, now known as Danish Crown. One year earlier, a private slaughterhouse called Tulip was founded in Vejle.
Tulip registers the famous three tulips as a trademark in Denmark – the first trademark in Danish business history.
Via several mergers and acquisitions, the Danish meat industry grows rapidly with Tulip as a central player. In 1998, Danish Crown acquires full ownership of Tulip International (known as Danish Crown Foods A/S since 2020).
Danish Crown Foods A/S was appointed as purveyor to the Royal Danish Court and our brand Tulip has proudly been using the Royal Warrant around the world for many years. To be appointed as purveyor to the Royal Danish Court, the company must be well-reputed and have an established record of being a supplier to the Royal Court over several years.
We acquires two major companies, DK-Foods and Baconspecialist Zandbergen, and subsequently becomes the biggest European supplier of both pepperoni and bacon.
Today, Danish Crown Foods A/S handles both processed and fresh meat and is present all over the world.