Beautiful and very busy stand from Masr Fruit.
Alberto Labrado, Benjamin Singh, Sukhdev Sing and Enver Felix Loayza Mora from Food Freshly
The team from Muddy Boots had a very bust few days: Becky Loader, Jack Evans, Hans-Joachim Reu and Christina Olsen,
Rik Lootens from Syngenta and Debbie Street ad Doug Kling from Village Farms and Jérémie Chabanis from Syngenta
Wibo van den Ende from SAFE came along to the FreshPlaza stand.
Ivan van Dessel from RipeLock
Delassus CEO Kacim Bennani-Smires with Sales & Marketing Director Fatiha Charrat of Delassus - Morocco; Delassus is not only known for their Clementine, Nour and Nadorcott but also making their names in the tomato industry where they invest a lot in R & D. Delassus is also now using the brand Clemengold for some of their customers.
The team of Idyl
Marc Peyres, Dina Abella and Mehdi Benaissia from Blue Whale
Claire Domisse from StarFruits
Cameron Carter from Seeka Australia, came along to what goes on at the Berlin trade show.
Bettina Martin from Vieux Pointet
The Sakata team were out in force this year again. Promoting the Bimi which has seen 25% growth in the UK. They were also highlighting the fantastic taste of the Piel de Sapo melon. Sakata are developing a smaller Piel de Sapo melon.
Thierry Koch and Giora Giladi from Aqua4D
Adi, Vered, Shachar and Rafi Karniel breeders of the Arra grape varieties
Jan Doldersum and Bauke van Lenteren Knox Out oxygen
Guy Elitzur and Jon Amdursky from Stockton
Oron Ziv and Saar Ziv at the Befresh Europe stand
The happy team at Jupiter! Here with a new brand Leda elite(r).
Raya Ventura from Viva Agriculture
Ben Van Den Bosch, Krysten DeGiglio, Jacob Van Den Bosch and Helen Aquino
Levent Cakmak of Aypek Pacaging, Turkey; Aypek will soon update us with their antimicrobial modified bags.
Jurgen Braun promotes ISAAQ on the background his daughter enjoying the apple
Just some of the products in Masr Fruit's basket.
Nathalie Casal and Victor Laurent from Distrimex
Elisabete Belo, Pierre Olivier Audema and Frédéric Pujante from Imago Tutti Verdi
Aurélie Nunez from Regal’in. They have new packaging and for this year Saveur de l'annee for flat peaches
Anne Florin from Saint Charles Export
Marie-Laure Élève and Lisa Herrero from COT International
Marelieze Bartlett and Lize-Marie Terblanche at SRCC a South African citrus producer.
Damien Marcellin, Pascal Corbel and Jean-Noël Carles from Cardell Export
Pierre Gélébart from Prince de Bretagne. The company celebrates 20 years of organics with at this moment 20,000 ton per year.
Marco were back in Berlin with the Production Data Display. It is a configurable system for efficiency data, health & safety info among the many other features. Mariette Hilbourne and Mandy Hart were just a couple of the by now, familiar faces at the stand.
Lucy Jaczynski, Pierre Batardière, Julie Miossec and Jean-Jacques Cadiou from Daniel Cadiou
The team of Farm Fresh Produce with a new logo
Conrad Fick, Nicholas Dicey, Jacques de Preez and Roelf Pinnar.
Andreas Schindler from Don Limón
Brionny Dunmore and Mira Slott from The London Produce show and the Produce Business magazine.
Francois Lafitte and Jean Baptiste Pinel looking proud to the birthday cake for the 40th Anniversary
Julien Aumar from BioXtend on the left and Mario Arias from Marline on the right
The team of Stepac
Lior Gal and Dror Eigerman from Galilee Export
The team of Zoe Pac
Tal Dagul and Avi Dagul from Field Produce Marketing.
Ertugrul Kurtulan of Altun (Turkey); currently exporting 55,000 MT of fresh produce and citrus equates to 88% of total export.
The booth of Ben-Dor Fruits, a breeder of stone fruit
Emmanuel Meullenet and Konrad Labocha from Groupe Guillin
Jonathan Snape and Jamie Smith from James Hutton Ltd. The company have many breeding programs including blackberry and raspberry. The Glen Dee raspberry which already has commercial volumes in production and has been nominated for the Grower's Award.
Arjan Kok from Grape Alliance.
Ophelia Wells, Simon Trewin and Fernanda Guajardo at the SH Pratt stand. The company is here for the first time, it is part of the diversification of the company who, traditionally a banana supplier have also build a large logistics side and are now looking to do more fresh products.
Day one Fruit Logistica 2017.
Dorota Szafalowicz and Anthony Gardiner at G's. Anthony talked about the present vegetables shortages.
Pinklady had a new addition in their booth: the Ice Cream Car.
Good Farmer very visible in the entry hall.
Piet Schotel and Petra Jonkers from CBI
Ithzak Vizenberg, Gonnen Eilat and Danielle Peled from Arava Export Growers promoting the medjool dates
Darren Dury reveals the new look. After 16 years the Jazz apple is now grown in 10 countries around the world and sold in over 50.
B.J. Thurlby from Nortwest Cherry Growers, Jeff Correa from Pear Bureau Northwest and George Smith from Washington Apple Commission. Some growers are member of more than 1 organisation.
Colush is a division of Zrila International specializing fruits and vegetables.
Export Director Christos Mitrosilis of Mitrosilis SA (Greece); it was 2015 when the company decided to expand their products adding kiwi into their list and looking forward to add more products.
Adrian Barlow at the Cameo stand. The apple was developed for its great taste and long storage properties.
The Tokita team from Japan and Italy with CEO Ike Tokita (3rd - left); Tokita continues to celebrate 100 years of growth.
At the Compac stand (New Zealand); Compac remains one of the global technology leaders in fruit sorting and with the recent acquisition by TOMRA, no doubt that it will continue to create solutions in the industry.
At the Eren Tarim stand, The Angels of Nature at work (Turkey).
Pratik Mutha, Export Manager, Agrion Overseas (India); currently working with Don Limon where they both support smallholder grape growers.
CEO Hakan Arikan of Finkum Agriculture (Turkey) with Commercial Director Cem Varnatopu; the company has now a branch in the Netherlands, ready to conquer more of Europe.
At the Farm Hellas (Greece) stand: Sofia Kempapidou with Vasilios Kempapidis and Prof. Miltiadis Vasilakakis. Sissy pears, a new pear variety will be soon out of the Italian market.
Manager Sabrina Zouhry of APNM (Morocco); launched their new label - MNS (Morocco Nadorcott Seedless).
Chairman and CEO Khaled El-Haggan with CFO Ahmed Razek of EGO; EGO is composed of growers with farms from all over Egypt.
Khaled Mohamad, Export Manager, AGreen - Egypt with Simon Storz, CEO, Live Fresh - Germany(2nd from the right) and his team.
From the Deccan Field, India: Director Prashanth Gowda with Head of Marketing Jagdeep K. Koushik; introduced their Bengaluru Baby bananas this year.
Anatoliy Konovalchuk of Kalyoncu Group (Turkey); the company has 12 new vessels to Russia.
Sherif Attia (2nd - left), President, Green Egypt with colleagues at the stand; Sherif is one of the right guys to ask if you need info on green beans.
Sonja Lucker with a colleague at the Fresouer (Moroccan stand); fresh and frozen strawberries are the main products.
Manager Sanem Korkmaz with Director Bulent Korkmaz of Kivilcim (Turkey); first time in Berlin and looking forward to attend more fairs this year.
Project Manager Tarek Sibai of WOP Dubai; Tarek is now accepting reservations for WOP Dubai 2017 on Dec. 13 - 15, 2017.
Board Member Emrah Ilica of Saraylim Tarim (Turkey), the company is currently busy with the apple season. Fuji, Granny Smith and Pink Lady are some of the varieties being offered.
"International Sales Manager Guliz Yildiran with Irfan Esgun of Ozerden Plastik San (Turkey); established in 1958 and attended the fair to promote their "Coolpack" products."
Nattapon Suewatanakul with wife Apple at Siam Fresh (Thailand) stand; mangoesteen and mango inquiries were non-stop at their stand.
For Alion (Cyprus), Theodoros sweet daughter Paraskevi; Director Theodoros Zavou; Techinical Manager Elina which is the daughter of Panayiotis (r).
AgriCoat NatureSeal team with General Manager Simon Matthews (1st-r); Agricoat has been working hard to provide diversity in the fresh cut sector.
Mine Ildeniz In of Ekosis (Turkey); main destinations are Russia, Latvia, Serbia and Germany.
Ms. Anarni for Groupe Kantari; they have now 4500 hectares of citrus plantations, 15 packaging units and a cold storage capacity of 30000 tons.
The Evagro team with Nevine Kara, Emad Eldin Ahmed with Ms. Hannah; Evagro is part of Armanious Group where one of their missions is to turn desert land into a productive farmland.
Representing Narita Wholesale Market, Japanese products being exported to Europe and the Middle East.
Export Specialist Begum Guler of UR-SA Plasctic Packaging (Turkey); they offer raschel bags, shade nets, PP bag and many more.
Mr. and Mrs. Kanane of Tiwiza Exotic, Morocco; the company is GlobalGAP certified that offers exotic products such as kiwano, pepino, physalis, okra and papaya.
Products of Green Mushroom Farm; the company has two new branches in Germany which includes a mushroom farm.
CEO Hee-Joo Park of Green Co. Ltd.(GreenPeace Mushroom Farm); it was 1997 when Park took his chance to start exporting mushrooms to Canada after a friend introduced the idea.
Gery Mundy, Keith Elliot and Keith Packer from AirCool Box. First time in Berlin with their unique reusable shipping box which is collapsible to half the size, cost efficient and also fits on a standard pallet and six fit perfectly on a PMC. It very thermally efficient and holds the temperature for up to 120 hours.
At the Asia Exotic (Thailand) stand, a subsidiary of Boonmee International Co. is now busy with the ginger season. Their gingers are GAP, GMP and HACCP certified.
Ms. Yvonne for Miyonga Fresh Greens (Kenya); last year, the company started exporting passion fruits to the UK.
Sales Manager Sebri Oussama of EasyFresh (Tunisia); EasyFresh uses high technology and harvesting systems to provide early production of fruits and vegetables.
Greenmix, it is also called The Phoenix Imports and Exports.
The Gaia Pellas team: Maria Xotsa, Konstantinos Fyllidis and Maria Karabola at the Greek pavilion.
At the West Mediterranean Agriculture and Food Cluster (Turkey).
From MAFA Organic: Assistant Commercial Director Youssef El Maghraby (l), Asst. Export Manager Mohamed El Fahram and Export Manager Ibrahim El Banna. MAFA has a wide range of organic products recognized as in compliance to Tesco Natures Choice, M&S Field to Fork, as well as Fairtrade.
Assistant Export Manager El Sayed ElKady of Libyan Egyptian Company for Investment.
The men of ElWaha Export (Egypt), one of the few Egyptian companies that offer peaches for export.
"André Wielink, CEO, Die Frischebox GmbH or "The Cracking Monkey Pili Nuts" received the FL Innovation Award 2017 - 2nd Rank. Congratulations!"
Johann for Asia Seed Co. (South Korea); Asia Seed just opened their branch in Turkey.
Esraa Harraz for Egyptian Fruit Export (Egypt), Agrostar has been exporting grapes since 2007.
Managing Directors Queen Fresh Produce (Egypt): Ashraf Yanni and Ayman Yanni; established in 2000 and has also a branch in UK, Queentana UK Ltd.
Managing Director Fawzy Nassar for Alex Green (Egypt); they also have processed products such as vine leaves, apricot halves, stuffed vine leaves and many more.
The El - Sheikh brothers of Trading Island (Egypt); an Egyptian supplier of onions, potatoes, garlics and watermelons.
Kareem Gamal and Ismail Emam for El Saad Establishment (Egypt); most clients are from the Arab countries.
Khaled and Mostafa Hegazy for Hegazy Farms; Hegazy's pack station is about 2000 meter and it is BRC certified.
Ms Rana for Fresh Plus (Egypt); their brands are Reena, Legend and Rose.
Greek chestnuts from Artion based in Larissa, Greece.
From the SEMT Group of Companies (Turkey); offers different varieties of citrus, as well as vegetables and other fruits.
At the Cypriot stand where different potato varieties could be found.
Konstantinos and Kyriakos for Kalathos, a Greek platform that facilitates online B2B collaboration between sellers and buyers of fresh produce.
Saadettin Altuntas, General Manager, Lider Fresh; a well known premier grower, retailer and shipper of fresh produce from Turkey.
At the Greek and Fresh stand, a global supplier of fruits and vegetables from Greece.
General Manager George Sellis of Extra Fruit (Greece); main products are oranges, mandarins and grapes for Balkan countries, Scandinavia and Western and Central Europe.
Georgie Rorgorar for Kaplanis Fruits, a Greek company making a name in the Gulf countries by exporting Fortuna and Camarosa strawberries.
General Manager Ahmed El-Hodaiby of Trade Waves (Egypt); Ahmed believes that managing appropriate levels of grape residue (mandatory) is needed in order to maintain premium quality.
Samer Dawoud, Supply Chain Manager, Sonac (Egypt); Sonac is exporting around 40,000 tons of citrus annualy.
The Agro Crops team: Eman Hussein, Aya and Chairman Ashraf Gomaa; offers both organic and conventional fruits and vegetables.
At the Indian pavilion, Akash and Director Palak Thakkar; JK earned earned 370% export volume growth last year.
Sunil Awari, General Manager, Namdhari Seeds; the company is India's first GLOBAL-GAP & Leaf Marque Certified company.
Jital Shah for Sanghar Exports (India).
Colush is a division of Zrila International specializing fruits and vegetables.
Ms.Pnaik for APEDA (India); Ms Pnaik is wearing the traditional dress from India.
Amit and Ankit Kalya for Kalya exports (India); they are now currently offering white and red onions.
The Eve-Luyn Farm team, the company exports papaya and mangoes.
At the Moroccan Pavilion, Asmaa D'Emballage company
Selle Adoye for FNS Agri Business (Senegal).
From the Akpa Group stand, the group started as a manufacturer of wood and plastic packages under the name of AK Ticaret.
Makhou Diop for Expoitation Agricole de Notto Gouye Diama - Notto (Senegal)
At the Senegal pavilion, the participation was organized again by Senegalese Export Promotion Agency (ASEPEX).
Anna Seck of SEPAM S.A (Senegal); major products are greenbeans, cherry tomatoes and kent mangoes.
According to some farmers, hives of bees are carried to the crop in order to assist pollination of melons.
Hamidou Kane for Ferme Delta Prim (Senegal); deals with melons, sweet butternut and potatoes. The company is located in the northern part of Senegal.
Mr. Asghar (l) with Mr. Muhammad Ramzan (r), both from Al Mairaj (Pakistan).
Chairman Khalid Qureshi (l) of Roshan Group with CEO Jamshaid Bashir Bhatti (r) of KP International - Pakistan.
Muhammad Sheikh, Manager Sales, Iftekhar Ahmed (Pakistan); IAC offers proccessed mangoes as well.
At the Kenyan pavilion: Finance Manager Simon Mathenge of Spring Fresh Growers with Director Magdalina Kamau; both companies offer avocadoes for export.
Managing Director Belinda Achieng for Tyrobel (Kenya); works with over 1,000 growers in East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania & Rwanda).
Laura Oundo, Managing Director, Orchard Bloom Exporters (Kenya); supplier to Supermarket chains in various parts Middle East and Europe.
Marketing Manager Anne Kavai, KEITT (Kenya); the company decided to put farmers under one umbrella body in order to enhance efficiency in their operations.
Thanks to these people who made it easy for Kenyan delegates to be part of FL 2017; thanks to Head of Marketing Anne Gikonyo (l) of Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA); Manager Charles Tumbo of Export Promotion Council and Marketing Officer Carol Muumbi (r) of Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA).
Imtiaz Hussain, Managing Partner, Asia Megafoods (Pakistan).
Moroccan Pavilion, Fruit Logistica 2017
Mango and Kinnow exporters at the Pakistani pavilion, these gentlemen work together in promoting Pakistani fruits worldwide.
Emmanouela Zoumbalaki (l) with Rania Rached (r) for Indevco Paper and UnipakHellas - Greece.
Product Development Manager Andy Yoo of Joeun Seeds Co.; a Korean seed company focusing on crops such as cabbage (white and red), broccoli, kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage and Pakchoi.
Wankyu Kim of Woori Seeds, South Korea; started in 2004 developing different kimchi cabbages. These are Whisen, Cheongnam, Cheongok, Cheongya and Chunjeong.
Oulimata Fall Sarr of ASEPEX, Senegal; the org. helps to increase diversification of Senegalese exports.
Sweet mangoes from Thailand
Say-Han Kim, Managing Director of Quali Korea (South Korea); one of the few companies that offer organic black mushroom oyster.
Priyatham V of Sam Agritech (India); exhibited at FL: pomegranate arils, pomegranate juice shots and the chocolate-coated arils.
Rued Al Basha for Progressive Agricultural Investment Co. (Dates of Jordan).
Uzagroexport JSC at FL this year, an exporter from Uzbekistan with trade and logistics centers, trade and procurement bases and refrigeration warehouses plus center for quality control of their products.
At the African Blue stand, a Moroccan company which is a joint venture between 3 leaders in the berry sector. These are the Berry Exchange, Agrogailes and Total Berry.
Ms. Asrar Ahmed, Economical Officer, Embassy of Sudan in Berlin; it was Sudan´s first time to exhibit in FL where they presented mangoes and melons as their major export products.
Pineapples from Benin, the Benin Sugarloaf are unique cone-shaped pineapples that grow all year round without pesticides or artificial coloring.
First time exhibitor, from the Sudan pavilion.
APIEX Agence de promotion des investissements et des exportations du Benin; happy to receive several number of inquiries at their stand.
Thakolsri Farm team from Thailand, exports frozen mangoes and fresh fruits like pomelo, bananas, jackfruits, etc.
"From Mauritius, "Enterprise Mauritius" not only covers the agricultural sector but others as well such as light engineering, textile and garments, pain and chemicals, etc."
Le Trung Hoa with Director Le Phuong Chi at the Ham Minh stand.
Pilankan Ritthito (r) with a colleague; a Thai company know for their baby corn, fresh okar and asparagus.
Ms. Marina for ASOP Episkopis; handling fresh fruit with more than 20,000 tons annually it includes peaches, nectarines, kiwi, cherries, pears, apples, plums and apricots.
Mohamed El Kahhal of Daltex - Egypt; Daltex is a major exporter of potato with 42% market share and primary importer of seeds; also occupies significant share in Egyptian Citrus exports.
Executive Manager Bassem El Gergawy with Randa El Gergawy for TAG (Egypt); the company has implemented an integrated pest management plan that aims to reduce the use of pesticides.
"Export Manager Amr Hossan of El Bostan (Egypt); It has 2000 acres farm located in Elwade El Gadid area, the western desert with a sandy soil, and this area is well known in Egypt as "Pest Free Area"
The men of El Wadi: Mohamed Elbialy, Elmoghazi Sahni and Mostafa Ads; Citrus is the main product of El Wadi, other products include onions, garlics, potatoes and many more.
Marwan for Farm Africa (Egypt); to ensure safe and sustainable agricultural production are two ultimate goals of Farm Africa.
Assitant Export Manager Muhammad Deghady, Egast (Egypt); primary markets are the European Union, Russia and some Arab Countries.
Logistics Manager Amira Hosny, PICO (Egypt); cultivates more than 7,000 acres of land with own pack houses.
The Taktikos women, Anastasia TH (l), Anastasia K and Ageeiki. Main products are strawberry, potato, green beans, watermelons and melons.
Dimitris Lamproulis for Oporello - Greece.
Sales Manager Vassilios Bugas (right) with colleagues at the ASEPOP Naoussa stand (Greece).
Beautiful women of Laconic Gardens: Paschalia Lycousale with Sofia Stavrianidou; Laconic Gardens support and provide all year around the farmers with solutions and help especially for organic farming.
Sales Director Souad Zaari with Director Dr. Mourad Kamiri, both from Groupe Kabbage (Morocco); SKS has a wide range of varieties covering all consumer’s needs with 2300 ha.
Janos Pataki and Kitti Gyuricza from Del Kertesz Szentes at the Hungarian booth, showing their peppers.
Imre Gulyas from Hungarian cooperative Eszak Alfoldi.
A view of the Hungarian stand.
Hedvig Horvath from Cherry Farm, promoting Hungarian cherries.
The Hungarian stand with a display of exhibitor products.
A close up of peppers from Del Kertesz Szentes.
Attila Papp from Interfruct Tesz Kft.
Visitors making new contacts at the Hungarian stand.
Csizmadic Ghorgi, Kerenyi Istvan from Interfruct Tesz Kft., Lazar Zolt, Tamas Lengyel and Majtenyi Bernat from Garten.
Mihaly Kenyeres from Astero KFT.
Grit Voigt from AICL going around the halls to meet customers and give them a traditional Dutch treat.
Patrick Poulet, together with Egyptian country manager Eslam Mohamed Nageeb, from Switrace.
Rafael Zwoinski from FructoFresh speaking with a client.
From Citronex (from left to right); Artur Toronowski, Rafal Zarzecki, Robert Zarzecki and Atilio Solano.
Bartosz Szatkowski and Zuzanna Szatkowska from Polish banana importer Quiza.
Marjan Vitanov from Macedonian vegetable producer Hortena.
Goran Mitev from fruit and vegetable processing company Fruktana D.o.o.
Mesa Tatarevic, Director of Tatarevich & Sons.
Djoko Shuklev from Vittoria (right), speaking to customers.
Senada Dogic from Sumski Plod.
Metodija Stojanovski from Switzerland Global Enterprise, a cooperative for promoting Macedonian, Bosnia and South African markets and preparing them to enter the EU market.
Alexandra Shtrkouska from Florafresh, supplying Macedonian apples, pears and cherries.
From EHO, CEO Andreij Pushnik and Ina Pristovsek.
A view of the booth for shipping cooperative 360.
Patricia Pacak presenting the packaging from Sofrupak which was nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation award.
Oksana Kozak, Communications manager- Shuvar, Heather Wicks- Freshplaza and Tetyana Getman- Horticulture manger expert from Shuvar.
Michal Stokowski (right) from Maza Fruit, speaking with a customer at the company’s stand.
From Amplus; Agnieszka Koztowski, Jozeta Skrzydlewski, Barteomiel Skrzydlewski and Magdelena Stotwin.
Daria Roszcyk-Korwicka and Jeremy Laurens from Blulog.
From left to right, Witold Gaj, Dorota Wojcik and Adam Sikorski from Polish packing company SoFruPak.
Lina Vihma and Anita Jansson visiting from Swedish importer Hebe Frukt & Gront AB, on the lookout for new innovations.
Maria Mandrochalou from ‘The Cherry’, a cooperative to promote Greek and Bulgarian cherries.
John Georgiou and Kostas Bampalis from A.A. Kouloura.
Maria Byalkova and Alanas Kunchev- Executive Director from the Bulgarian Greenhouse Growers’ Association.
Soren Terndrup Hansen from Northern Greens, showing the new vegetables added to their snack vegetable line, including a sweeter celery.
Hubert Bisialski from Green Factory, stand hostess Magda and Pawel Rudnicki from Primavega.
Marcos Ivolich and Marcelo Sambiasi from Argentinean company SamFresh, visiting the Dutch hall.
Amanuel Abraha from Raya Horti Farms in Ethiopia, visiting the Freshplaza stand.
Kim Guldberg Petersen- Managing Director from EKKO Machinery in Denmark.
Nadine Barsch showing the tray less apple flow packs from Barsch.
Frank Biesel- Engineer showing the Biesel packing machine at their stand.
Nenad Sibinovic from apple producer Pollino Agrar and Branimir Ibrahimpasic from Pollino Plast, who offers crates, cold storage and systems.
Vasyl Savchenko and Jen Jaegerholm from Danish Greenhouse Supply.
Joanna Bartnik- Export Manager from Mego Sp. Zoo.
Justyna Zielinska- Sales Director from Unidex Freezing Tunnels.
Grzegorz Karas and Emilia Chuda from Polish packaging company Famag.
Pictured in the middle, from left to right, Slawomir Jeziomy and Tomasz Kaczmarek from Sator Machinery.
Cristof Mesjasz from InterAgra crates.
Vyara Detrova from TPG Logistics.
Milena Jerman from Port of Koper, visiting the TPG Logistics stand.
A representative from Greenyard Farms, handing out snack tomatoes nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award.
The Greenpeas snack packaging.
Juergen Schwald showing the packaging from Amerplast.
A view of the CDM Film Packaging stand.
Frank W. Rutte from Expo-Net Danmark A/S.
Gunner Hansen, Morten Berenth Nielsen and Mads Nychel from Egatec, showing their machine which sorts packaged goods into crates.
A close up of the automated machine from Egatec, the only one of its kind at this year’s Fruit Logistica.
Stepan Briza- technical director for Bramko Semice, vegetable producer from the Czech Republic.
Loyal Freshplaza reader, Innocent Bosire from Mintos Herbs in Kenya, visiting the Bramko stand.
Edvardas Liachovicius- CEO and Kristian Kaas Mortensen from Girteka Logistics take a moment to pose for a picture.
Tomas Osencovas and Kostas Mikuta from Joviage, were at Fruit Logistica this year to show visitors their packaged beetroot.
Vilius Jundulas- Director of Lithuanian agricultural cooperative Agrolit, Zofija Cironkiene- Director of the Lithuanian Vegetable Producers Association and Tadas Baliutavicius- Director of AUGA Luganta for organic vegetables.
From Silvan Logistics, Cezary Hryniowski, Dominika Redlicka, Slawomir Judek, Michal Stepian and Marcin Mielczarek. Fruit Logistica was a good opportunity able to share the news about their new warehouse this year in Poznan with visitors.
The girls from Tomato Blend, handing out samples of tomato juice and gazpacho to visitors.
Daniel Adamczak from Polish mushroom producer Jantex.
A view of the fresh and dried mushrooms offered by Jantex.
Hanging examples of the dried mushrooms sold by Jantex.
Up close and personal with dried oyster mushrooms in the City Cube.
This was the first year for AgroComplex to have a stand at Fruit Logistica. From left to right; Hristina Filudis, Pawel Kwiatkowski and Michal Bonistawski.
At the stand for the Promotion of the Lodzkie region, Natalia Pietrasiak- Wesolowska, Pawel Kwiatkowski, Diana Dasiewicz and Rafal Sobczynski from Natraf.
A view of the apples on display at the E.C.O. Grupa stand.
Kateryna Sergieieva from Fruit Logistics, showing visitors the different apple packaging they offer.
A close up of the small apple packaging offer by Fruit Logistics.
Robert Jurga- President of GPG ‘Prime Champ’ and Salvatore Cefalu, showing the various types of mushrooms offered by the company.
Piotr Strzelecki from mushroom producer Hajduk, steps away for one of his many meetings with clients for a quick photo.
Magda Wnuk from Sunberry, displaying the new packaging for their dried blueberries.
A close up of the dried blueberries offered by Polish producer Sunberry.
Emilia Mierzwinska from Activ/Fruit Family, giving visitors an opportunity to taste some of their many flavours of apple juice, including mint.
Artur Przybylowski from AtCargo, Ilona Kolacz-Kepka from Eurosad and Piotr Subotowicz from AtCargo.
(From left) Tania Yavorska, Marta Szopińska and Aleksandra Kurcińska from Appolonia.
Rafak Sobczynski, export manager from Good Apples EU.
Marcin Plociennikowski hard at work at the Grzybmar stand.
Tomasz Surminski- Sales Representative from APL Group.
Timur Almaszy from Polish apple distributor Bart-Ex.
Emily Kaweczynska- Managing Director of Fruit-Group. The company started offering an apple juice line this year where customers can choose their juice based on the apple variety.
Sylwia Rogala from Grupa Producentow Klasa Sp. z.o.o.
Marceli Poterucha, Mateusz Hamera and Barbara Sokolnicka supporting export from the Lubelskie region of Poland.
Arkadiusz Widomski from LubApple.
Dominik Wozniak President of Polish apple exporter Rajpol.
Marija Stamenkovska from Macedonia export company Unnix. The company specialises in the export of watermelon, grapes and persimmons.
Vasil Shapkarov and Sava Shapkarova from Macedonian producer, exporter and importer Badzo.
Dushanua Pejuova and Sijce Andonava from grape producer Venec.
Turanov Risto from Macendonian vegetable producer Turan.
Sarkhan Aliger and Hasan Shamchiger from Asico and Ogtay Huseyni from DAD fruits.
Tural Gambarov and Azer Amiraslanov displaying their strawberries from Azerbaijan.
Zaur Salmanov from greenhouse vegetable producer Bine Agro from Azerbaijan.
Brigita Krizmanic, Darko Plasaje, Daniel Buneta and Iris Daidzic from Croation logistics company Transporti Buneta.
Visitors were treated to traditional Czech music at the end of day two at the Ceroz stand.
Dominika Kozarzewska- President of Polskie Jagody (Polish Berry Cooperative), Dorota Zegota- President of Elliot and Agata Malkiewicz- Sales Manager of Polskie Jagody.
Janosch Czestkowski and Marek Zaremba from Dekofilm Polska.
Rafal Onopiuk, Krzysztof Kaszewiak, Jerzy Klopotek and Urszula Leynert from Grzbek Losicki.
Angelika Dawiec, Rafal Miskowiec and Tomasz Wlodarczyk from Badyl Partner vegetables.
Pawel Dabrowski from Agronom Berries.
A view of the HandloPak stand.
Marek Marzec from Polish importer and exporter Ewabis.
Andrzej Mierzejewski from vegetable exporter Cool Fruit.
A conference pear greeting customers at the 'Enjoy it’s from Europe' stand.
Portuguese producers being serenaded while it’s announced that they won the Health Wonder Award 2017 for Portugal.
In the middle (left) Daniel Ferreira from Granfer and Jose Antonio Canha from Portugal Fresh, receiving the Health Wonder Award 2017.
The sticker for Portugal being adding to the Health Wonder Award 2017 trophy.
Andrey Volkov from one of the top five importers in Russia. Tropic Group trades primarily in citrus and tropical fruits.
A view of a very busy Nevskaya stand.
The Globus team hard at work having meetings with existing and potential clients.
Anton Yaremenko- Import Manager from Ruzifruit Group.
Evgeny Maltcev from the Akhmed Fruit Co., based out of St. Petersburg.
The RGS stand.
Representatives of Moroccan citrus walking the halls.
Dila Tanfer, Aysel Oguz and Aslihan Kaya from Turkish exporter Anadolu Etap.
Mateja Janezic from Maar packaging material.
From second to the left, Maciej Milewski, Piotr Milewski from Milbor and Josh Grey, John Dumbell- Packing Automation Ltd. and Dominic D’Amore from A&B Packing Equipment.
Jussi Raunio, Sanna Hiukka, Tero Rapila- CEO, and Roman Kurzhunov from Green Automation.
Peter Skov Johansen- CEO of Greenpeas, a Danish company who produces snack peas which can be eaten fresh.
A view of a busy stand for Z&Y fruit company from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Iurie Fala, Executive Director of Moldova Fruit, a fruit producers and exporters association.
At the WWF stand, from left to right, Dinar Iafarov, Inessa Gabova and Elizaveta Privalenko.
Having a stand for the first time at Fruit Logistica, Claudia Kuruczova and Gergely Szigeti from Happy Tomato from the Slovak Republic.
The first visitors are arriving.
The new Jazz brand about to be launched.
T&G Global celebrated 120 at the trade fair.
The new Jazz brand.
Isle of Ely Produce were at Berlin for the first time. The company supplies processed, table and seed potatoes. Oliver Boutwood and Amanda Waterfield were representing the company.
The ladies at the Rockit stand.
Jepo were newcomers to the UK pavilion this year. They are salad growers in the UK with 11,000 acres of irrigated land. On hand were: Richard Dett, Adrian Britton and Tony Podan.
Craig Thomas, Martin Heathcote, Charlie Seddon and Edward Hale were at CN Seeds, the big attraction was the KaiBroc a type of stem broccoli, the company are also working on different pumpkin and squash varieties including edible seed squashes and tasty Halloween.
M&P Engineering were at the trade show with a pneumatic onion peeler. It is a mechanical machine with one motor giving customers simple and low cost maintenance. Pamela Nugent was at the stand.
Nice display of Jazz apples.
Busy halls on Thursday.
T&G Global also had the Envy apples on display.
Sandi Boyden, Darren Dury and Jo Jalfon from T&G Global.
Richard Owen, PMA with Lindie Stroeble, PMA South Africa.
Simon Dodd and Mia Merrigan from Holfeld Plastics with the company's range of H-PET fully recyclable trays.
As well as the dried sweet onions Bedfordshire Grows also brought along a new mixed onion pack which has brown onions, shallots and red onions foe consumer convenience. Tin Elcombe and Stephen Hedderly were on the stand.
Edward van den Eijnden was at the Angus International stand.
Anita Tailor, Claire Hodge, Amanda Robins and Aaron Newman were representing AHDB Exports this year.
The Tozer Seeds stand was busy with meetings.
Charles Tong joined Charlie Rich at Tong Engineering to explain about some of the big projects they have recently completed involving big packhouse equipment installations.
Darren Powlett and Chris Jennings from SRS Frigadon who as well as doing installations for fresh produce are also diversifying into other sectors.
When things are tough in fresh produce sector it is good have an experienced and diverse supplier, according to Vincent Dolan from Total Produce.
Some of the team at West Falia: Colin Blake, Valerie Pattle, Aimee Stocker and Lenny Smith.
Yvonne McDiarmid and her colleagues made the long trip from New Zealand to promote the breeding programs from Plant & Food Research.
Aaron Haworth and Fred Dauven from BBC Technologies were at Fruit Logistica with the Kato 260, a new all-in-one sorter first introduced in Madrid.
A multi-head, fully automated weigher from Ishida.
Eileen Baily demonstrates the multi-head weigher from Ishida.
James Blaxland and Martin Clarke were at fruit Logistica for the second time and had just as busy as last year.
Simon Beck - T&G Global with Gary Harrison and Steve Maxwell from Worldwide Fruit.
Purnima Khandelwal at the INI Farms stand with company's latest range of fruits for kids. The Kid's bananas with tatoos and pomegranate arils all with cartoon figures to catch the kid's interest.
The happy team at JDM: Oliver Sneath, Darren Bevan, Julia Wheldon and Emma Smith. the company produces a range of pastes including garlic, horseradish and ginger.
Alan Pollard from Pipfruit New Zealand said he is looking forward to great season for New Zealand apples.
Gina Wallbach helping out on the South African stand with Yongaaela Mboxo from the DTI and Marlette Kellerman from FPEF.
Andrew Gartell from Australian company Andrew B Gartrellwith Fanie Geundlingh from Lanko Pty, South Africa.
Anton Kruger was on hand as always for the FPEF.
Niel Smith from SAPEX with Gary Britz from Ele Trading.
The Buhler stand.
Thomas Besnard-Scherdlin was visiting the the SH Pratt stand.
Zespri were of course out in force at the exhibition.
T&G Global celebrated their 120 year anniversary!
Alastair Hulbert CEO at T&G Global celebrating 120 Years. The company now had 3000 employees worldwide at peak times and has a year round supply of products.
BayWa CEO Klaus Josef Lutz says the they are proud to be a shareholder in T&G Global.
The cutting of the cake!
Baltimore Innovations brought along the mini container. Matthew Valentine said feedback from customers revealed that putting the traditional absorbent pad in container was very time consuming therefore costly, so the company developed the mini container which comes complete with the pad inside.
Cullen Packaging manufacture a wide range of packing solutions for various industries, one which is a grow pot for horticulture which can be planted directly in the soil and is fully decomposable. David MacKinnon, Luca Pappalardo from Cullen Packaging and Shaun Therdsman from Modicom.
Blandine Pannier and Tom Harrington at Cryopac.
Deon Joubert give a briefing on the current CBS situation which is under control due to the efforts of the South African citrus Industry, he also spoke about the new European regulations on the False Codling Moth. It seems that there will be no change for the 2017 season and possibly none for 2018, but the South African industry will be working hard on the issue so it does not affect the citrus industry.
Dick Donker and Wayne Mudge at Cape Five.
Derek Donkin and Marlette Kellerman. Derek said estimates are for a smaller avocado crop than last year, due to an off year. The good news is that rain has fallen in the growing regions and things are much more positive than this time last year. The World Avocado Organisation will now bring together South African, Peruvian and Mexican, among others, under one umbrella to promote avocados.
Anyone for a piece of Rockit?
The Berry Garden team: Louise Jenner, Tracy Rice, Steve Zoghob.
New products from Scott Farms include a range of liqueurs made from sweet potatoes.
Deccan Produce were back to promote Indian grapes and pomegranates.
Pat Flynn at the CHA stand.
Mangoes and avocados from Halls.
Easy peelers and limes are also in the Halls range.
The team from Halls: Tracey McBain, Craig Lewis, Leigh Green, Ate Kalsbeek, Cheralyn Stols.
The busy Karsten stand.
Produce from Capespan.
Always busy on the Keeling's stand.
Andreas Borgers Marketing Manager for Zespri Germany with Herman Richter from VDFB.
Bananas and pineapples from BanaBay.
BanaBay are increasing their product range this year.
Ian Forbes - USA Apple Exports, Elizabeth Brown - Californian Ripe Dates, Bryonny Dunmore - London Produce Show and Todd Sanders - Californian Apple Commission.
Wayne Prose came along to visit FreshPlaza.
The guys at Haith have been busy doing big packhouse installations with integrated automation. The company is now a partner with Du Preez in Belgium. Chris Haith, Duane Hill and Nigel Haith.
Some of the products from Proseal.
Joya an apple for the sporter
Booth of Compagnie Fruitiere
Assaf Adar from Sole shows the new selection of edible flowers, which is especially for cocktails.
Andreas Eschbach, Avner Shohet and Margret Eschbach from 2BFresh. They just harvested fort he first time from the new greenhouse facility in Switzerland.
Gal Nadan from Shallit Carrots
Different dates, with mainly the BonBon variety
The Growers from field to client
Pauline Capus from Vegepolys, they help companies in developing innvovations
Jérôme Morin from Jardins de Créances
Louise Jenner, Tracy Rice and Raphael Barona Martinez from Berry Gardens.
Claire Marie Isnard and Orietta Bariani from Philibon
Jérôme Bousquet from Inovfruit
Sylvie Culiez from Groupe Wecxsteen
Camille Grillon from Le Verger de La Blottière
Emmanuel Descloux from Priméale has new packaging for the green beans and brussels sprouts
Benoit Gueroult and Jocelyn Bollinger from Daniel Allaire. They redesigned the packaging of their product line since 1955. They are specialised in fresh vegetables, which are vaccuum packed and steam cooked.
Eric Guasch from Comimpex and Marina Voisin. Eric has been re-elected fort he presidencee of AFRAA
Eiffel Tower of fruit and vegetables
Philippe Jean from Cofruid’oc on the left with a customer
Christophe Artéro from FDA International
Jean-Luc Molina from Jardins du Roussillon
Olivier Lebas and Sylvie Hochart from Tomate Jouno
Sebastián Gil Mignot from Grupac
Aurélien Serrault from Le Jardin de Rabelais
Manuelle LeFeuvre from Kultive
Isabelle Rebrioux from Les Paysans de Rougeline. They have new labels which informs on the grower and the quality standard.
Guy Milette from Courchesne Larose and Aurelie Nunec from Domaine des Couteaux
100% made of Garlic
100% made of Garlic
100% made of Garlic
Tal Amit promoting Jaffa Orri
Robin Sporn from Mor USA
David Ziv from BT9
Berto Levy, Iris Zafrin and Avinoam Zafrin from Gaia
Christian Metadier, Bruno Sanchez, Patricia Legier- Bitran from Canavese
Elise Depecker from Unicoque
Dominique, Alexis, Christophe and Nina from Albafruit
Celina Mura from Groupe Rouquette
On the right Sonja Bauer and Caroline Basset from Perle du Nord
Arnaud Rieutord from Port du Sète
The team of J.M.C Fruit
Marc Bahbah and Jean-Claude Bizard from Pomanjou
Jérémie Chabanis from Syngenta
Meir Bazak and Oron Ziv
Tomer Ezra from Mehadrin
Jose Daniel Obando, Adriana Garcia, Tiago Vasconcelos and Oscar Obando with Chestnut Hill Farms.
Davine Coolwijk and Maud Lutterman representing Junami apples
Representing Oppy are from left to right: Tony Mahoney, Brett Jackson, Audrey Desnoyers, Richard Byllaardt and James Milne.
Visiting the United Fresh booth are Nathan Dorn with Food Origins, Charge D'Affaires Kent Logsdon (Acting Ambassador of the US Embassy in Berlin) and Emily Woodard with United Fresh.
Visiting FreshPlaza's booth Robert Thomas and Jimmy Johnson with Premier Citrus Packers in Florida.
David Krause with Wonderful Citrus
The Geodis team from left to right: Chris Ryan, Michael Hughes, Brenda Ochoa, Cecilia Mesones and Sergio Poblete.
Sampling Ambrosia apples are Bunvir Nijjer, Brian Gilroy and Christine Gross.
Ellen Larsen-Kouwenberg and Greg Donald with the Prince Edward Island Potato Board.
Debbie Etsell with BC Blueberries
Rajiv Dasanjh with Summerland Varieties, showing the Ambrosia apple.
Ben Klootwyk with Pacific Coast Fruit Products Ltd. from British Columbia.
Richie Santosdiaz proudly showing the Canada Pavilion sign.
Overview of the Canada Pavilion
A happy team at HLB Specialties, represented by Daniel Pinto, Lorenz Hartmann de Barros, Susanne Raiss, Sybille Friedrich and Andres Ocampo.
HLB's 4-pack of papayas that was designed during the Olympic Games in Rio last year to show the connection between fruit and the Olympics. The inside of the label contains more information on Brazil.
Joel Starling and Annette Starling showing sweet potatoes from North Carolina.
Damaris Rullan and Yoav Cohen showing Kent mangos from Puerto Rico.
Walking the show are Kelley Precythe and Juan Carlos Quintanilla with Southern Produce Distributors.
Anissa Paschereit and Walter Giesbrecht with Coast Fruit Company fruit British Columbia.
Beth Cavers and Sukhpaul Bal representing the BC Cherry Association.
Vanessa Febres Vadi with the Innovation Fund for Agricultural Development of Puerto Rico and Debra Cox May who represents the Florida Department of Agriculture.
Hope Wright and Josh Wright with Ham Farms, North Carolina.
Patrick Bedard and Nancy Goudreau of Canneberges Quebec, grower and marketer of cranberries.
Lauren Cousineau with Jardins Cousineau, grower of broccoli.
Vicky Couture-Adams representing Agri-Food Export Group in Quebec, Canada.
Proudly showing avocados are Todd Mauritz and Jim Donovan with Mission Produce.
Natalia Gamarra, Julie Koch and Lauren Scott with the Produce Marketing Association
The team of Deltatrak: Michelle Alvino, Cecilia Sun, Mieke Claessens, Gerrit van Tilborg and Fred Wu.
Macro Plastics proudly shows its 4-way fork entry base pallet as well as a new Shipper Bin. From left to right are Joop Kurver, Esteban Becerra, Rodney Salmon and Hugo Ramos.
Benoit Janny with Janny MT
Tony Yuan and Kyle Xu with Kingtec Group
Parker Cooper with Nature's Way Farms
Carlos Sanchezand Tim Reardon with Blue Book Services
Andrew Brown, Mansi Ahuja and Keith Sunderlal with the California Table Grape Commission.
Yuly Gonzalvo and Michael Muzyk with Baldor Specialty Foods as well as Aaron Fox and Ed Savigny with Fox Packaging.
Jeff Oberman with United Fresh and Hunter Winton & Gary York with Robinson Fresh.
Attending the United Fresh reception: Chris Henry with Del Monte, Vincent Gordon with Procuro, Darren McCoy with Procuro and John Toner with United Fresh.
Mario Steta with Driscolls and Nathan Dorn with Food Origins
Jesus Aceves with EnviroTech and Maximiliano Derosas with Fruit Connection. United Fresh reception
Guy Callebaut with Global GAP, Mercedes Tallo and Jan 't Lam with Rainforest Alliance.
An international group: Gunnlauger Reynisson and Mani Asgeirsson with Hollt & Gott from Reykjavik. Steve Tsakoumakis with Kapiris Brothers from Australia, Syed Zafar with Zafar Produce from the US and Jim Lemke with Oppy from the US.
Jan-Willem Schrijver and Gerd Uitdewilligen with Emerson
Scott Farms uses sweet potatoes as an ingredient for spirits.
Tom Gautreaux and Derek Riley with Maxwell Chase Technologies.
Maxwell Chase Technologies has designed packaging that contains a pad to absorb moist from produce. The padding extends shelf-life.
Sonia Vazquez and Anja Grueterich with Ekland Marketing Company of California
Austin Mortimer representing Rockit Apples
Katrine Andreasen and Rachel Beckler with Emerson
Piotr Milewski, Dominic D'Amore, Maciej Chmielewski and Annabell De Aguiar with Milbor PMC/A&B Packing Equipment.
The Accu-Label team: Louise Sleiman, Crystal Sleiman, Jason Todd, Samia Sleiman and Joe Sleiman
Russ Schlager and Mojtaba Ghadiri with Hughes Equipment Company. The company manufactures equipment for processing of fresh, canned and frozen vegetables.
The team of Scott Farms: Shiona McGeachie, Dave Marples, Simon Hobbs, Garry Smith, Jeff Thomas, Dewey Scott and Darren Smith.
The team of JBT Corporation
The team of Cravo: Richard Vollebregt, Luis Gaxiola, Ben Martin, Robert Rouhof and Yosun Cengiz.
Overview of the Capespan booth
Emma Hunt-Duffy and Marion Tabard with Fyffes
Wouter Reijndorp with Kwik Lok
Michael Hunter II and Matthew Alexander with Volm Companies
Daniel Zommick with Valent BioSciences
Representing Pace International are Timothy Clarke, Robert Fassel and Rodgrigo Cifuentes.
Ken McCammon with Bejo Seeds in the US
Marta Molla Insa visiting the booth of United Apples Sales with next to her Josh Tunstall and Brett Baker with United Apple Sales.
Richard Wangenheim and Juan Guzman with Bard Valley Date Growers
Proudly showing the BreatheWay technology are Steven Bitler, Teresa Scattini and Shehbez Singh with Apio, Inc.
Miles Fraser-Jones, Rock Gumpert and Greg Reinauer with Tom Lange/Seven Seas.
Dusty Waldron, Todd Bernitt, Gary York, Hunter Winton and Michael Castagnetto at the Robinson Fresh booth.
Alexander Roman representing Essential Costa Rica
Nikos Goutsis from Greek Citrus