More than 70 years of meat import & wholesale at E. Jacobsen

Your reliable meat importer for responsible meat trading

Jacobsen – Your reliable meat importer for responsible meat trading

E. Jacobsen meat import and wholesale

Quality leadership and excellent knowledge of the industry make Jacobsen Europe’s leading importer of meat!

For more than 70 years, E. Jacobsen GmbH has been trading meat from almost all regions of the world directly at Hamburg Harbour.

It is the excellent knowledge of the industry possessed by our multilingual, committed team along with the global expansion of our close business partnerships with suppliers and clients that have ensured our company’s steady development over the years. For good reason, we are today one of the leading international meat importers and meat wholesalers in Europe and import our range from virtually all regions of the world – from Germany to New Zealand and Argentina. Our slogan “Best in meat” defines the identity of our experienced meat experts, as we consider it a matter of course to always provide our customers with the best possible meat quality and uncompromising freshness – and for a fair price!

In the spirit of sustainability – shaping the transformation

Thinking of tomorrow today – at Jacobsen, this is not just an advertising slogan, but also something which is practised day in, day out. Together with our partners and clients, we are constantly working on successfully shaping the transformation in the meat industry. For more sustainable and responsible meat trading of the highest level – today as well as tomorrow.

“Sustainability is a fixed part of our corporate culture at Jacobsen. Thinking of tomorrow today means working with our partners and customers to create a more sustainable meat industry.”

Thomas Bär (CEO, E. Jacobsen GmbH)

Facts and figures about E.Jacobsen GmbH

We let the facts and figures speak for us

After all, we have already enjoyed 70 successful years as a meat importer and meat wholesaler.


tons of meat were imported by Jacobsen in 2021


Our multilingual staff speak over 6 languages


We supply over 500 customers with our premium beef


employees give their best every day for reliable top quality


Jacobsen imports meat from 12 regions of the world


tons of CO2 are saved annually by Jacobsen – e.g. with the compensation by hydropower


Our company headquarters in Hamburg is 100 percent climate-neutral.


In 2021, our employees flew 22280 km in a climate-neutral manner to check quality on site

Quality leadership and excellent knowledge of the industry

We are your trustworthy meat importer for reliable meat trading of the highest level.

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Quality leadership and excellent knowledge of the industry

We are your trustworthy meat importer for reliable meat trading of the highest level.

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Code of values, philosophy and goals

The values of our company determine the way in which we think and act.

Our code of values defines the way in which we run our meat trading operations, interact with each other, support our customers and partners in achieving their aims, and actively shape the transformation in the meat industry.

Best in meat

Our aim: quality leadership! How do we achieve this? Through the excellent knowledge of the industry possessed by our sales and purchasing team and our extensive knowhow of the procurement markets around the world. Together, we work day in, day out to meet the high demands we place on ourselves and to extensively advise and support our customers. Particularly in the South American region, but also in our other international breeding countries, we are very well connected in order to meet all requirements and suit even individual requests – hand in hand.
Together, we are “best in meat”!

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Sustainability and environmental awareness

In order to be aware of the effects of our daily work and to arrange for corresponding offsetting, at Jacobsen, we are pioneers when it comes to calculating the carbon footprint for the breeding and import of high-quality beef. As such, we take into account the carbon emissions of meat in our calculations, from breeding to delivery – as part of a holistic approach, and are therefore able to compensate for our emissions and to lay the foundation for a better future even today.

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Partnership and transparency

As a Hanseatic company with a long-standing tradition and more than 70 years of experience, our partnership with our customers and suppliers takes a high priority at Jacobsen. It is not without reason that numerous, years-old, close business relationships define our interactions, and thanks to this, we know exactly what our customers need. Regardless of how heavily the market fluctuates, we consider it important to satisfy our customers all along the line and to find solutions that suit all parties – for fair cooperation and maximum transparency.

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Tradition and future

Founded more than 70 years ago, E. Jacobsen GmbH is able to look back on a long, eventful history today. As a healthily growing, traditional company, it goes without saying that we are focused on the continued existence of our operations. Even today, two generations work hand in hand together and manage a young, dynamic team that knows and meets the challenges of the future. Together, we are preparing everything to initiate the generational shift and to set new impetus for the coming years.

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Our Services

From services such as individual pricing and repackaging to successful campaign planning and consulting: We understand the special requirements of each sector and maintain close partnerships with clients and suppliers. Top quality, fair prices and fast delivery round off our services.

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Certificates and tracing

We have been proud holders of the highest level of the IFS certification for many years. You can therefore be sure that you are always receiving consistently high international quality standards from us, which, along with our internal control measures, are reviewed by external parties at regular intervals.

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Our partners

Only those who are able to entirely rely on their service providers and suppliers can deliver quality! At Jacobsen, we therefore rely exclusively on long-term, close partnerships – both regarding the global procurement of our specialities and with our service providers across the globe.

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Careers and vacancies

Working at Jacobsen

Challenging projects, a team you can rely on and excellent opportunities for further development: We offer top conditions for your career in the meat industry!

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