About Us

Who we are

Westlandpeppers is specialized in growing and packaging peppers/chilies and bell peppers, from the hottest Carolina Reaper to Sweet mini peppers.

Westlandpeppers is located at two locations in ‘Westland’, the main location is in De Lier and a second location in ’s-Gravenzande. With totally 8,6 hectare of greenhouses. From April till November the products come from our own greenhouses in the Netherlands and from November till April the products come from Spain, Morocco and Israel, where we work with the same growers for years. This allows us to offer chilies and snack peppers year-round.

Our history

In 1930 Hendrik Boekestijn started the company that’s now known as Westlandpeppers. He started with the cultivation of grapes, peaches, leeks and cauliflowers.

Later he was succeeded by his son Pieter Boekestijn, and now his three sons Henk, Dolf and Pieter have taken over the company and they cultivate a wide range of chilies and snack peppers. In the meantime, the fourth generations works at the company as well. In addition to supplying to wholesalers and supermarkets, we have started this webshop since 2013. Which means that we can also supply catering companies and individuals with the various products from our range.

Our vision

Westlandpeppers wants to work in the most sustainable way possible with the way we cultivate the products, biological control, packaging, energy, water, waste and working conditions.

We use biological crop protection and, for example, use parasitic wasps against possible lice. With many different products and varieties, it is a challenge to create a good climate for all types.

The PlanetProof certificate, which we obtained in 2018, shows that we contribute to a cleaner air, good water quality, circular waste processing and sustainable use of energy. Click here for some more information about our vision and various certificates.

Team Westlandpeppers

We would like to introduce our entire team, but more than 100 people work a Westlandpeppers during the peak season. Were they work in the greenhouse and packaging hall. Below are the contact points of Westlandpeppers.

Henk Boekestijn

Henk Boekestijn

Owner & HR
Dolf Boekestijn

Dolf Boekestijn

Owner & Sales
Pieter Boekestijn

Pieter Boekestijn

Owner & Marketing
Bram Kloosterman

Bram Kloosterman

Webshop & Sales
Liesbeth van Uden

Liesbeth van Uden

Webshop & Design & Marketing
Lisette Boekestijn

Lisette Boekestijn

Sales & Quality Management