PURCHASING & PRODUCTION - Direct access to the best growing areas, own production sites and strategic alliances with strong partners in many countries ensure our competence with regard to our products from cultivation to processing
Purchasing / Production
We begin with the question: What do you need? For our customers in the food industry, the main focus is often on technical questions in relation to processing; the composition of the range is often a key element for customers in the foodservice and retail sector. In all cases, fruit and vegetables are processed according to our demands or the specifications and recipes of our customers.
Own production facilities
We operate our own production facilities in two important countries of origin for agricultural products. In both cases security of quality and of supply is our main concern.
Our plant for frozen products in China in the Province of Shandong is located in one of the best regions for the cultivation of high quality vegetable produce, such as asparagus, broccoli, peppers and Asian mushrooms. With a seasonal workforce that can number up to 400 people, around 4,000 tons of deep frozen food is produced each year and exported via the nearby port of Qingdao.
Around 20,000 tons of preserved fruit and vegetables are produced in our preserve plant in Turkey which employs up to 600 people. Located near the port city of Izmir, the plant processes produce from the surrounding growing areas, mainly consisting of cherries, grapes, peppers, plums and citrus fruits.
Since the establishment of the company in Kerkrade at the beginning of the 1990’s, we have been successful as the German sales channel of the Dutch mushroom producer F & F and its Polish parent company Okechamp. These days, together we are one of the most important providers of processed mushrooms - from frozen and industrial semi-finished products to an extensive range of canned mushrooms of high quality.
As an exclusive partner of the leading Ecuadorian producer Ecofroz, we distribute the world’s best broccoli qualities from the highlands of the Andes into the German market, enabling us to meet the quality requirements of the most discerning customers in regard to this vegetable item.
In partnership with the service provider F.S.V. we have a modern sorting, packing and mixing center for frozen food at our disposal in Venlo, the Netherlands. Here we can produce customer-specific fruit and vegetable mixes and implement numerous subpackaging and special packaging solutions.
We are well known for our long-term collaboration with out worldwide production partners. We are in direct contact with our producers and run our own office for purchasing and quality assurance for the growing sourcing market of China out of Hong Kong.
We collaborate closely with our production partners to offer an extensive range of services:
- Production supervision and quality control
- Transfer of processing know-how/ production methods
- Deciding on the fruit and vegetable types to be cultivated
- Consulting on machinery and plant
- Provision of prior funding for seasonal production if necessary
The most important countries of origin:
- Europe: Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey
- Asia: China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand
- South America: Chile, Ecuador, Peru
- North and Central America: Canada, Guatemala, USA
- Africa: Kenya, Maroc, South Africa