Passion for Food and Technology

In the 1980s, Rudy Tops' passion for food and technology was the breeding ground for the invention of a unique way to sterilise single portion meals, using a new microwave technology. His company, Tops Foods NV, founded in 1993 in Belgium, was the first company ever to employ this microwave

technology for sterilization of ready meals in the food processing industry. Production began in 1996 and the proprietary microwave technology was patented across the world in 2002.


Tops Foods only uses the finest ingredients to create innovative and tasty ready-made dishes. We carefully consider each detail of every meal, from simple raw foodstuffs to straightforward packaging. And we abide by the strictest standards not only as laid down by international bodies, but also by our own ethical code of conduct, our respect for nature and our adherence to the highest levels of food safety.


Food Safety

Our staff are continuously trained to guarantee exceptional levels of food safety and to ensure all our products fully comply with integrated quality systems, including HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), British Retail Consortium (BRC), International Food Standards (IFS) and ACS (Auto Control System). Certification by external auditors is testimony to our achievement and our advanced ERP system offers full traceability of all our products.


Continuous investments in research and development are at the heart of our DNA. This results in innovative, qualitative products that delight the end user and leads to improved efficiency that offers added value to our clients.

Nutritional value

Tops Foods creates and produces tasty meals from around the world according to its nine Commandments for Balanced Meals. This charter puts nutritional value for the end user first and foremost, as his well-being is the ultimate criterion for our succes.


At Tops Foods value doesn’t just mean value for money – although that is what we  offer. Value is the sentiment that imbues everything we do. We strive to create single portion meals that add real value to the consumer's life by offering him a superior level of food quality in terms of taste and essential nutrients.  This with the greatest regard to his health, respect for nature and environment and whilst meeting the highest standards in food safety.


Company value

Tops Foods' mission is to offer the very best quality foods and delicious meals at a reasonable price, with the greatest care for the health of our customers and respect for the environment. For Tops Foods, the consumers' well-being and satisfaction are paramount.


Therefore, with strong support from our shareholders, we continuously invest in R&D to improve both products and production processes. And in our people, so they can grow personally and within the company.

Product value

Thanks to the great commitment of our workforce, our lean production processes and our unique, patented technology, Tops Foods is capable to offer consumers all over Europe exceptionally tasty and health conscious meals at a very affordable price.

CP Group  -  Kitchen of the World

In 2014 Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), Thailand’s largest agribusiness company, established a joint venture with Tops Foods. As a subsidiary of CP Foods, Tops Foods has access to a vast range of authentic Asian recipes and to the international commercial network of CP Foods, offering great opportunities for further growth.

When it comes to corporate values, both companies share their commitment to produce quality food products that are nutritious, hygienic and have the highest level of safety, while adhering to environmental friendliness and social responsibility. Go to the CP Foods corporate website.