BHJ was founded in 1969 with the primary objective of collecting and processing by-products from Danish slaughterhouses for pet food and pharmaceuticals.
During the 1970s, BHJ expanded into meat trading activities, manufacturing of functional animal proteins for food, processing lines for the meat processing industry, and transport services.
Internationalization set in during the 1980s with the establishment of subsidiaries and an international network of distributors.
At the end of the 1990s, BHJ decided to focus on the core business areas, and non-core activities were divested. BHJ was listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in 1998 and delisted in 2004, when The Lauridsen Group, Inc., LGI, acquired the company.
Today, BHJ is a streamlined business with two business areas: Ingredients focusing on functional proteins and soup stock ingredients, and Meat and by-products focusing on distribution and processing of raw materials for the food and pet food industries.