About Us

Contract Refining
Contract Processes
Specialty Products
Organic Products
Product Sales
The "Zaanlandse Olieraffinaderij" is Europe's No 1 Contract-refiner, with over 85 years of experience in applying various edible oil processing steps to a large number of different speciality oils and organic lipids.

We offer a broad range of complementing services in one place to better meet our customers' requirements. All processes and services are certified by independent accreditation parties.

We are also able to supply our customers with a small range of exclusive (cosmetic) fats and butters out of our own stocks.


Our company's culture of flexibility and reliability forms the basis of our more than 85 years' tradition as a provider of tailor-made solutions to players in the oils, fats and cocoa industry.
Over the years we have developed our refinery techniques and have built on our processing experience, enabling us to utilize our unique set of capabilities to treat your lipids just the way you want them to be treated.


Being small in the world of large edible oil refineries, allows us to be flexible and to focus best 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 still primarily a local firm, enjoying a heritage of more than 85 years, employing about 55 people and still at the original site, ZOR is part of Cargill Inc., the international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services.