ForFarmers has its registered office in Lochem (the Netherlands).
In determining the Horizon 2020 strategy, structure has also been given to the conditions that the organisation must comply with to successfully implement the strategy. A good organisational structure is therefore important. The organisation must strike the right balance between entrepreneurship in the local markets and the right use of the knowledge and experience available within the ForFarmers organisation. These are the principles behind the structure of the organisation.
ForFarmers is divided into three operational clusters. These are divided geographically and headed up by the COOs. The clusters are: the Netherlands, Germany/Belgium/Poland and the United Kingdom.
Operational activities generally take place locally to optimally meet customers’ requirements in the region in question.
All activities which are organised at group level are connected to the clusters by means of a matrix organisation. These include HR (Human Resources), Innovation, Marketing, Communication, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, IT, Investor Relations, Sustainability, the Legal Department and Supply Chain. These activities serve the entire ForFarmers Group and are managed by the Director Strategy & Organisation, the CFO and the Director Supply Chain. The principle for these activities is that they should be centralised as much as possible in line with the One ForFarmers approach. With this approach, ForFarmers aims to further professionalise the organisation, to work in a uniform manner and to leverage the economies of scale optimally.