The Royal Herkel Organisation

Royal Herkel is a multi-faceted company in Zeewolde, at the heart of the Netherlands. Entrepreneurial and creative, but also traditional and dedicated. Since 1915 our name stands for expertise, quality and reliability. Innovation is our driver for growth based on a transparent efficient working method.

Our vision

Royal Herkel creates wellbeing and is the first choice in Europe for the reliable manufacture of high-quality nutritional supplements, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics. Royal Herkel makes use of its years of experience, extensive technical product and market knowledge and expertise to remain at the forefront with innovations and leading-edge products. For its customers and for its customers’ (own) brands. Royal Herkel creates wellbeing for all its stakeholders: a great place to work and a wonderful partner to work with.

International customer base

The products developed and produced by Royal Herkel can be purchased in many pharmacies and supermarket chains throughout Europe. Our clients are both large retail chains and A brands such as niche players with specialist products. For these customers Royal Herkel is a reliable partner for the development of specific products for various local and international markets. A lot of customers regard Royal Herkels’ experience in the area of legislation and quality assurance as important added value.

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We choose sustainability

Royal Herkel sets ambitious targets in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We have created a learning organisation in which our people work each day on the continuous improvement of production, reduction of residual waste and energy consumption, sustainable purchasing and an optimal green logistics chain.


We take responsibility for reducing our ecological footprint for our suppliers and customers. Our social values mean that we attach value to fair trade and human rights in the supply chain. The health and safety of our employees, customers and other stakeholders forms an integrated part of all the decisions we take.

Objectives and corporate social responsibility

Royal Herkel wants to have a positive impact on the community that we are part of. We measure and report the progress of our CSR objectives at international level (Environmental, Social and Governance report) and this in turn delivers new ideas and inspiration for further improvement.

Since 1915 we have guaranteed expertise, quality and reliability with the aim of establishing long-term sustainable partnerships.