Manufactory

Philosophy

There is no substitute for quality.

We are an owner-managed family business in Osnabrück, Germany and we stand for premium sausage and ham specialities. Our products are characterized by traditional craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and attention to detail.


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Craftsmanship

The utmost care for great taste.

Production of our delicious products requires many different hand movements. Genuine craftsmanship that our employees master perfectly. With their skills and attention to detail, we ensure unique taste experiences each day anew.

Our high quality standards are reflected in every thought and action.

BERT MUTSAERS
Owner

In the Bedford facilities, our premium hams have all the time in the world to develop their perfect flavour.

MATZE LORENZ
Raw Ham Production

When we promise quality, we keep this promise.

STEFAN BUSSMANN
Meat Purchasing

That which is nothing, also costs nothing – and vice versa.

SABINE BERGER
Consultant

All transparent.

Do you want to know where your ham came from?

We are one of the very first companies ever to make this possible: From birth, raising the animal to transport of the animal and the slaughter plant location; at Bedford everything is transparent. Because our quality is always something to be proud of.

Additional information is provided at schinken.de



Sustainability


Energy management

With our energy policy, we commit ourselves to increasing our energy-efficiency in the long term through a continuous improvement process. To implement these goals, we have introduced an energy management system in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001.



HACCP

The HACCP concept (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) is a preventive system for identification and monitoring of all potential hazard factors for foodstuffs, and the safety of foodstuffs.



IFS certification


Since 2013 Bedford GmbH + Co KG, sausage & ham manufactory has been certified according to the IFS Food Standard, Version 6 Higher Level, which focuses on the assessment of the quality and safety of food products.

Green electricity


We obtain our electrical energy from Stadtwerke Osnabrück AG on the basis of renewable energies from hydropower.


Free stall – where pigs feel good.

Free stall

“As the initiator of the Verein zur Förderung der Offenstallhaltung von Schweinen e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Free Stall Keeping) I am often confronted with the challenges of conventional pig farming. We think it makes sense for many reasons to sustainably improve the living conditions of animals. In this regard, we want to set a good example and are convinced that more and more consumers are willing to spend more money for animal husbandry where the welfare of the animals is a priority.”
Bert Mutsaers – Owner

Social commitment

A ham that improves the world.

Our initiative: 15 years of Osnabrück Peace Ham, that which is beyond price has been achieved. With every Osnabrück Peace Ham sold, 1 € automatically goes to one of our aid projects. Since the financing of the “Bedford School” in Angola has been secured by the Angolan government, Bedford has concentrated its commitment on the trouble spot Myanmar, formerly Burma. It is one of the poorest countries in the world. Here the population is still suffering from the consequences of decades of military dictatorship and oppression. Thanks to this commitment, more than 5000 children have already been helped.



Donation barometer


Osnabrück Peace Ham

Every Osnabrück Peace Ham contributes to joy and education. Bedford has been working with the aid organisation “terre des hommes” since 2003 and has already been able to raise a considerable amount of money with this delicious ham speciality.



Total amount donated in the period from 2003 to today:

976.948,00 €

This sum shows the current amount achieved since 2003 through sales of the Osnabrück Peace Ham from Bedford. Once a year the collected sum is formally presented to “terre des hommes”.


People at Bedford

For the best quality you need the best employees.

We are a family business and without our excellent employees our products would not be as high-quality and excellent as they are. Consequently we would like to introduce some of our employees to you at this point: the people at Bedford.

Karriere

Deine Karriere bei Bedford! Beginnt Hier.

Du bist auf der Suche nach einer neuen Herausforderung? Du arbeitest gerne in einem dynamischen Familienunternehmen mit flachen Hierarchien? Dann bist du bei uns genau richtig! In unseren Jobangeboten findest du die aktuellen Stellenausschreibungen. Sei es in der Produktion, der Verwaltung, dem Außendienst oder in einer unserer anderen Abteilungen: Bedford ist immer auf der Suche nach motivierten Köpfen. Deshalb freuen wir uns nicht nur über Bewerbungen auf ausgeschriebene Stellen, sondern auch über deine Initiativbewerbung. Schick uns deine vollständigen Unterlagen gerne an jobs@bedford.de.