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Made in Denmark - Sustainable Food Manufacturing

For centuries, Denmark has treated the world with Danish bacon, butter and beer - and people around the globe recognize that food “Made in Denmark” stands for quality, safety and sustainability. Today, Denmark is much more than bacon and butter, and according to the European Innovation Scoreboard, the nation is an Innovation leader and home to one of the most innovative food clusters in the world.

Denmark is leading the way for sustainable production of new and innovative food products.

Danish food is globally in high demand and to meet this demand, Danish food manufacturers are extremely efficient – so much that we actually produce three times as much food as we consume in Denmark!


Built on high productivity with low environmental impact

Danish food manufacturers operate some of the world’s most advanced processing plants, enabled by an effective, skilled workforce with a digital mindset and flexible automation systems. 

As a result, manufacturing processes are efficient with low use of resources, and always striving towards minimizing waste and lowering the environmental footprint.

Strategic geographic location for a European food production hub

Denmark has a low proximity to 100 million consumers, and with ten countries bordering the Baltic Sea, you can reach the 100 million consumers within 24 hours. 

In fact, almost 55% of all Scandinavian companies – more than one million – and 35% of the entire Scandinavian population are within a 3-hour drive of Denmark. 

On top of logistics

In addition to having a geographically advantageous location, Denmark is also on top of logistics. Denmark is home to world leading logistics companies, giving you global reach and efficient delivery and sourcing capabilities.

According to IMD, Denmark comes sixth in the world on logistics management and on timing of logistic services. On top of this, Denmark is specialized in frozen food products transportation, distribution and cold logistics.

Due to the advantageous logistic location, Denmark can offer supreme logistics services by road, sea and air. Many food manufacturers are located in Jutland with easy and fast access to the rest of Europe by road and train. Furthermore, Copenhagen Airport has repeatedly been ranked the most efficient airport in Europe whereas Billund Airport is specialised in air cargo to the whole world. Last but not least, many Danish ports offer direct cargo routes to major ports in the Baltics, Middle and Southern Europe, North Asia and North America.

Resilient supply chains

Global value- and supply chains can be vulnerable and time consuming. By choosing Denmark you not only get the best conditions for a fast, safe and stable supply chain and logistics setup, you also mitigate risks in your global value- and supply chains.

Denmark is ranked 3rd by the FM Global Resilience Index 2020 and offers manufacturing environment with minimal risk and a high degree of security and trust. 

Learn more about the Danish approach to Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing here

get insights to Advanced Sustainable manufacturing in Denmark

Are you curious to know why Danish food manufacturers are so extremely efficient and how you can obtain a sustainable food production? Download our fact sheet to get the insights on advanced sustainable manufacturing.


  • Denmark consistently tops the ranking on “ease of doing business” and your new company will be set to go within days. Learn more about establishing and running a business in Denmark here

  • The Danish labour market is characterised by flexibility, highly educated talent and high productivity coupled with competitive salary levels in a European context. Learn more about the flexible Danish labour market here

  • In Denmark, companies have very easy access to the authorities that work closely with companies to ensure that establishment and operation run as smoothly as possible.

Treat yourself a taste of Denmark as a food nation here

The Danish food cluster has made Denmark frontrunners in the EU in various studies on sustainable production.

  1. Denmark has the lowest ammonia emission in the EU
  2. Danish milk, meat and egg producers have a higher resource efficiency compared to other EU countries
  3. Danish retail market has the largest number of organic products on the shelves in the world.

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