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Rene van den Hombergh and Tino Michiels of Weyers:
NL: "We've caught up on efficiency"

Weyers GMBH has built a new logistics hall, including offices, of over 20,000 m2 on FreshPark Venlo. The company moved to the new location in February this year. "We have 3000 m2 more storage space but the biggest advantage is in the efficient mapping in the new building", according to Tino Michiels of Weyers. "A clear block was realised, in which optimal use was made of the space." A geothermal source cools and heats the whole building and using the newest heat winning systems not just energy is saved, but we also participate in the demand for ecologically responsible businesses.

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Rene van den Hombergh and Tino Michiels

Weyers is originally a German firm. In 1994 the "Erzeugergroßmarket Weyers GmbH" was founded in Weeze. Since October 2001 Weyers has been located in Venlo. At the moment Sunfresh (Marketing), Weyers (trade, handling and storage), Pakstation Venlo (packaging), E&F (personnel) and Venloer Transport (physical distribution). belong to the Weyers group.

The firm is large in the sales of Dutch and German vegetables, among which tomato, pepper and cucumber are the most important products. "But we supply the total fruit and vegetable package and the import is becoming more and more important",  says Rene van den Hombergh. "We import vegetables from other parts of Europe outside of the Dutch season."

Weyers supplies directly to supermarket chains in Germany and Eastern Europe. The products are packed according to demand in the packaging station. Rene says the work goes on day and night here. "Thanks to the subsidiaries Weyers has everything it needs to get a rush job to the customer on time." Rene stresses "that the people who ensure this flexibility daily deserve a great compliment".  


Under their own brand Sunfresh products that are of great quality and taste are marketed. These products are supplied by a fixed group of growers and seed supplier Rijk Zwaan. Tino adds that Weyers is closely involved in the guidance of the growers until the end product. "This brand guarantees our customers that this product has been grown with great craftsmanship and meets the strict demands that are made."

Food safety

The International food standard (IFS)-certificate has also been obtained at a "higher level" in the new hall.

Not just the space in the new building is more practical, the information and tracking & tracing has also improved greatly. All the goods are now fully traceable from the soil to the customer thanks to the newest techniques in the area of warehouse management systems. "We're ready for the future with our new building and if we need to we can realise another extension", decides Rene.

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For more information:
Weyers GmbH
Venrayseweg 190.192
5928 RH Venlo
Tel: +31 (0) 77 - 30 68 666
Fax: +31 (0) 77 - 30 68 600

Publication date: 5/30/2011


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