With a FTT cross dock facility at trade centre Barendrecht as of January

Farm Trans Group extends activities with fruit and veg transport

The Farm Trans Group is traditionally a potato transporter and the bulk transport of Farm Trans OG is still a strong part of the company. However, in recent years the activities have been strongly extended with the fresh&frozen division, the Polish subsidiary Farm Trans Polska, the United Kingdom focussed on division FTT Holland and the reefer division 2B Shipping.

The total Farm Trans Group consists of over 350 employees, 200 trucks, 250 cooling and freezing trailers which include double humidifiers, 150 insulated hoppers and 85 reefer containers (45 ft), so also suitable for 26 pallets of fruit and vegetables. The company has locations in Moerdijk, Middelharnis and Lebork (Poland). "All trucks are fitted with GPS, scanners and board computers and the most modern communication equipment, in which things like waybills and packing slips are immediately available on the online portal. We already have a large network and see space for our organisation in the fruit and vegetable market, with the focus on the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland and France," says Farm Trans Manager Koen van den Dungen.

"The packages in the frozen segment are under increasing pressure. We aren't saying that it is easy in the area of conditioned fruit and vegetable transport, but we see space there for a reliable transporter who is able to provide a good service. We certainly won't be 'buying' a market, but just have a lot to offer against market conformed tariffs as a group," says FTT Holland manager Rubin Barendse.

FTT Holland
As of January 1 FTT Holland will be opening a conditioned cross dock facility with storage capabilities up to 500 pallets at the trade centre in Barendrecht. The entire planning will move to Barendrecht from Moerdijk with the sales department in mid January. Lex Teurlings, who has found a new challenge at FTT Holland, is responsible for the sales department. He is supported in this by two in-house department collaborators. 

2B Shipping
With 2B Shipping the Farm Trans Group is also multi-modally active within global container transport. At the moment 2B Shipping has access to over 85 reefer containers (45 ft), which are permanently on their way to Ireland, the United Kingdom and Poland. The company also takes care of the shipments of deep sea containers across the world for multiple clients.

Lex Teurlings, Koen van den Dungen and Rubin Barendse

Farm Trans Fresh & Frozen
The total distribution of the fresh and frozen product for the Benelux, Germany and France is all loaded by Fresh & Frozen from Lommel (Belgium). To be able to ship this all together, a cooling trailer with double dehumidifiers are commonly used.

"We may be a relatively new player in the fruit and vegetable transport, but we have a large network due to our other transport activities and have everything we need to serve our customers. The advantage is that we are a flat organisation with multiple divisions that each have their own speciality and focus, which means we can switch quickly," says Koen.

"We still see space on the British market. We have a lot of import to the Netherlands from Poland, which means there is an imbalance for the exports to Poland. We want to optimise our streams in France and strengthen our existing network. We can fully serve all three of these countries," says Lex Teurlings.

For more information:
Lex Teurlings
FTT Holland B.V.
Koopliedenweg 28
2991 LN Barendrecht
Tel: 0031 168-745245
Mob: 0031 6-10544781

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