"The wholesale market in Essen, also called "Frischezentrum Essen" excists since 1981 in the Northern district of the city. Address: Frischezentrum Essen GmbH, Lützowstraße 10, 45141 Essen, www.fze.de,email@example.com"
The wholesale with round about 50 companies is organized on a gross floor area of about 30.000 square meters.
"The company "Johannes Buschhüter" is a full-range wholesalers. In addition to fruits and vegetables, the company also provides exotic fruits."
The distributor recieves his domestic fruit and vegetables from local German growers.
The special focus of Johnannes Buschhüter lies in the delivery of his products. His customers are mainly from the food retail sector.
The family business from 1926, is now run by the fourth generation. During the asparagus season, the wholesalers works closely with German producers.
"The wholesale company "Obst & Gemüse Frischepartner GmbH" owns two stalls at the Frischezentrum Essen."
"The wholesale company "Obst & Gemüse Frischepartner GmbH" owns two stalls at the Frischezentrum Essen. The staff is looking forward to the summer time. In summer is the peak sales period for a German wholesalers."
"The slogan of the wholesaler is "Natürlich Essen - Der gesunde Genuss". This is a pun on the German word "Essen" (= to eat) and the City "Essen". Translated it means something like: "Essen- beyond all questions" and also "to eat natural"."
The product range depends on the needs of its customers. From A like Apple to Z as Zucchini - the wholesaler wants to satisfy his costumers with his fresh products from local growers.
"The primary Belgian company "Maxime BVBA" is based on the wholesale market since 2014. Maxime leads in addition to fresh fruit and vegetables dried fruits and Turkish dairy and meat products."
Mustafa Karahan is the managing director of Maxime BVBA. He imports his products above Belgium.
His products are mainly from Spain, France, Turkey and the Benelux but also from Morocco, Egypt, India and Italy.
During the tomato season he gets his tomatoes from Belgium and the Netherlands.
80 percent of his total product range consists of fruits and vegetables. His clients are comming from catering and the food retail.
"The company "Yesil Lebensmittelhandels GmbH" is represented with the name "My Fresh Fruit - Always fresh" on the wholesale market. They mainly import products from the European Union. On demand, the company provides its customers whatever they want."
Koy Matli is the managing director of My Fresh Fruit. Since the beginning of 2015, he is now located on the wholesale market in Essen.
Since over 27 years he is in the business. In addition to the wholesale market, he runs a business with some supermarkets in Gelsenkirchen and Essen.
Above Holland Matli imports its products to Germany. Among his clients are the gastronomy and the food retail.
Here we see fresh Cherimoya from Spain and Pointed Pepper from Turkey.
"The "Josef Hesse GmbH" is a family business and since 1989 on the wholesale market in Essen."
The Managing Director is Hubert Hengesbach. The wholesaler attaches great importance to high quality goods. The main focus of the company is the delivery.
He tries to offer products that exist nowhere else on the wholesale. His wide product range includes, for example, three different kinds of mangoes. Here we see fresh flight mangoes from Peru.
Beautiful packaging and presentation are very important for him.
For Hengesbach it is important to offer his customers his complete product range all year around. He provides his goods also on demand.
"Offer something that the retail does not!", is his motto. The merchant receives his products above the Dutch market, just as the Papaya from Brazil."
Hubert Hengesbach is since more than 25 years in the wholesale business. The personal touch, the service and expertise on the wholesale market are very important in his affairs.
The wholesaler offers in addition to fruits and vegetables, many different fresh herbs.
"The company "Lorenz Köhlen" was established in 1955 by the married couple Köhlen. Köhlen sells fruits, vegetables and tropical fruits."
"Thomas Schönfeld-Simon has studied "Fruit & Flower Management" in Venlo and leads the family business since 2014."
The merchant supplies his customers in complete North Rhine-Westphalia with his two delivery vans.
The wholesale company tries to have constantly up to 200 item on stock. Their customers are mainly catering establishments.
Among other things, the company recieve its products from Elbe-Obst. Fresh apples and pears from integrated and controlled cultivation of the Lower Elbe.
During the berry season, Köhlen offers in addition to strawberries also raspberries and blueberries, blackberries, red currants and gooseberries.
In addition to the normal fruits and vegetables, the wholesalers also offers peeled products. For example peeled potatoes. During the asparagus season, Köhlen peels the asparagus with his own asparagus peeler, the eighth ever built in Germany.
Köhlen receive his products mainly via Holland. During winter fruits and vegetables are mostly on the scale. In summer he sells mainly fruits.
"The wholesalers Manfred Liersch works for over 40 years in service to his customers. With his company "Liersch Frischezentrum" he is represented on the Frischezentrum Essen."
The team of Manfred Liersch on the wholesale booth of Liersch Frischezentrum. On the left sight you can see Manfred Liersch and his daughter Silke Matschassek. Behind them a long-term deliverer for potatoes Heiko Kranen.
Liersch started his business as a potato dealer. Today, in addition to his potatoes, he also sells fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
The merchants lead in addition to his fresh products sliced, diced or peeled convenience products as potatoes or lettuce.
Liersch supplies his patrons with fruit and vegetables from German growers. For example German asparagus.
Among its customers are mainly catering companies and restaurants.
According to the season, the dealer completes his product range with seasonal products. His products are mainly delivered.
"The "Elele GmbH Obst & Gemüse Gastro Service" is a family-owned business and is managed by three brothers. "elele" means "hand in hand"."
Ercan Duruöz is one of the managing directors of elele. For him, it is important that the companies on the wholesale are working together and are supporting each other.
The wholesaler likes to support the need of his costumers with his custom-made product range.
He likes to offer specialities just as these wild herbs with flowers from the Netherlands.
During summer, lettuce of elele is high in demand. In summer the wholesaler receive his products mostly from local German growers.
The team of Elele GmbH Obst & Gemüse Gastro Service is each day for its customers available. Their customers can pick up their ordered goods 24 hours a day.
A speciality: Nasturtium from Kräutergarten Paul Adams from Germany.
"The "van Wylick GmbH Fruchtimport" sells fruits, vegetables, exotics and tropical fruits on the wholesale market in Essen."
The whole company was founded in 1937. The market stall at the Essen wholesale market is one of 10 distribution and service centers in Germany. The company's headquarter is located in Dusseldorf.
"About more than 30 years ago, the wholesale market and the slaughterhouse in Essen merged to the "Frischezentrum Essen"."
"A special feature on the wholesale market is the "Frische Paradies". Private customers are able to buy the delicacies of the wholesale market."
"The Slogan of the "FrischeParadies KG NL Essen" is: "The best of all."
The Frische Paradies offers its customers all kinds of food. Around 80 percent of its products are delivered to the gastronomy.
In the store, the share of fruit and vegetables is low but selected.
A delivery lorry of fruits and vegetables on the wholesale market in Düsseldorf.