About Plukon

About Plukon

The Plukon Food Group is firmly grounded in a society that demands an equitable balance between people, animals, the environment and profitability. That is why we invest heavily in our employees, the development of new and existing animal husbandry systems, new products, food safety, process improvement and market analyses.

Plukon is a leading player in the European poultry meat market.

Facts & figures

The Plukon Food Group operates 18 sites (eleven poultry slaughterhouses and seven processing and packaging plants) in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France, with a weekly slaughter volume of 9 million chickens. Its turnover reached 1.7 billion euros in 2017. The Plukon Food Group employs more than 5,000 people.


The Friki brand was established in 1964, long before the Plukon Food Group had become a reality. Plukon delivers products under the Friki brand to the retail channel in both the Netherlands and Germany.

In 1978, Friki merged with poultry farm Bekebrede in Barneveld to become the PLUimvee KOmbinatie Nederland. Plukon Convenience became independent in 2010 and sells high-quality precooked products to customers in the food service and industry channel. The Friki brand is sold by this division.


The Plukon Food Group has a number of well-known brands in its portfolio. The best known brands:

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