Mouw Maalderij is an independent, family-owned business boasting more than forty years of experience in the processing of spices and herbs. In addition to having the required certifications, we mainly distinguish ourselves through our craftsmanship and flexible capacity involving multiple machines.
Who are your ‘masters in spices’?
‘In 2004 I took over Mouw Maalderij from my father. A genuine family-owned business, where I liked to hang around as a young boy, often doing some work as well. Thanks to that experience, I am familiar with both the products and the machines. I was also involved in the construction of the production lines and I am still fond of using a spanner and trying things out. In fact, I want to be able to meet all customer requests. It should be noted that we at Mouw have shifted our terrain of operation; going from dried vegetables mainly, I have lately intensified my focus on spices. These are fine products, providing new opportunities, and also because of that I have managed to realise ongoing growth of the business, with more international customers. My challenge lies in extending our capacity and developing innovative product potential.’
sales, quality management & operations
‘My father, the founder of Mouw Maalderij, used to share with me all information about the business. Spices and herbs are fine products to work with; quite identifiable and tangible. Together with my brother, Gerlant, I joined the company in 2002 but left soon after as I wanted other experiences first. I worked in various sales and management functions and as a partner in business service provision. Benefiting from that experience, I re-joined Mouw Maalderij in 2018 to ensure – together with my brother – ongoing professionalisation of the business. Results orientation and service for customers are essential to me, although working with people is what I like most. If you grant ownership to your employees, they are bound to get the best out of themselves and, hence, out of the product.’
Berry van de Brink
‘I am responsible for the control of our machines and lines. The essence of my work is to plan the spice or herb for the appropriate mill and to have them processed correctly, timely and safely. Of course, I am always working in consultation with my colleague operators. Deploying no fewer than eight lines, we have multiple options for the efficient processing of multiple batches. I have been working with Mouw for four years now and meanwhile I have gotten the hang of how much time a treatment requires and how you can ensure optimal machine settings. Quality, however, always remains the starting point. In that respect I am also responsible for intermediate checks on coarseness and colour while I also take care of sampling.’
Bryan van Middendorp
‘I have greatly enjoyed working at Mouw Maalderij for eleven years now. In addition to the collaboration with my colleagues, I retrieve satisfaction from the work itself. The challenge that I still see lies in the product. Even though it may be the same spice, the grinding of each batch is specific and so is each product; in point of fact, we distinguish ourselves with the craftsmanship that is involved in the processing of spices. I go for quality and I enjoy the freedom to give shape to that responsibility and control as much as possible. I feel it is really exciting to grind our way towards customer requirements with our young and passionate team. By that I mean to process a product in such a way that it totally meets customer specifications.’
Working at Mouw Maalderij
Are you looking for a challenging job with a traditional, growing business? A company where your work makes a difference in the processing of herbs and spices? Mouw Maalderij frequently offers attractive vacancies.