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Savasun S.A. Vilanova d’Escornalbou & Mercabana Barcelona

Photo report: Study trip of Fresh Park Venlo Business club to Spain

On November 3 2016 the Fresh Park Venlo Business club travelled to Spain, where a visit was made to Savasun S. A., a sister company of Staay Food Group, and to Barcelona, where we visited the wholesale market Mercabana.

"The fields of Savasun, a total of around 1,200 ha, are in Vilanova d'Escornalbou in the province Tarragona (the most southerly province of Catalonia). After a delay of 1.5 hours and a flight of almost 2 hours we were warmly welcomed by the Van der Staay family at their company. After the coffee break we received a tour through the Savasun packaging station. After the lovely lunch various Savasun plots were visited under the leadership of Ad van der Staay, his son Wim and daughter Bianca.

It is impressive to see and hear how passionate Ad van der Staay is about the cultivation of spinach, spring onions and cauliflower. The combination of Dutch skill, entrepreneurialism and commitment over the last 30 years and the sunny Spanish climate has been the basis of the current success, now and in the future." 

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"Friday November 4, we left by bus to Barcelona and the Fresh Park Venlo Business club visited the wholesale market Mercabana. Here we were received by Tomas Quesada i Bautista, director of the wholesale market, who gave us a more in depth explanation of the size and method of working in the market.

There was a huge variety of products to be found in the over 400 stands. Both the presentation and the tour round the wholesale market were fantastic. After the morning/afternoon programme there was a short visit to the Ramblas. It was a fantastic experience and a source of inspiration in very pleasant company. Then the group returned home safely." 

Participants in the Fresh Park Venlo Business Club:

Eurofresh BV - Han van Pol and Pascal Rutten
Giesen Facilities BV - Leon and Anita Giesen
Rabobank Venlo- Peter Vaesen
Sherpa- Kim Hendriks
Weyers Group GmbH - Ruud Vosbeek
Fris-co Fruit & Vegetables BV - Felix Janssen
Peter Hendriks Horst BV - Peter and Jeanette Hendriks
Riny van de Staak BV - Riny and Elle van der Staak
Sumarbox – Anky van Vegchel - Gijs Coenders
Staay van Rijn BV - Ron de Greeff
Fresh Park Venlo BV - Ingrid Henderickx and Lizbeth van den Boogaart
A.Kanters Internationaal Transport BV - Mark van Mierlo
H2O Verbindt Mensen en Ideeën - Rob Stoll
Vollenhoven Olie BV - Erwin Linders and Gosia Zabor

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