Jacco Merkens with the red-fleshed Redlove apples.
Cédric Bleuset, of HollyBerry, from Etten-Leur
The MG Fruit team, with Jacob Aktalan and Maaike and Miguel Gonzalez
Limgroup has an asparagus for each segment worldwide. And that, of course, makes John Schuurman very proud
Joris van Heumen, of Salud Food Group, showcased avocado products made from Mexican Hass avocados
Bert Nobel and Dennis de Wit, of Olympic Food Group
Corne van Winsen and Koen Kelders, of ZON
Jose Calderon (Pepe) of Farm Pak, the largest grower of sweet potatoes in the US
Jos Caubo, of ZON
Harm-Jan Eikelenboom, of The Greenery, behind a shelf with new concepts
Jurgen van't Hoff, of Naturelle, chatting with organic grower Fons Verbeek
Gerard Breed and Rick Brouwer, of JH Wagenaar
Steven Martina and Edwin Schijbens, of The Greenery
Van Vugt once again showcased numerous herbs and edible flowers. From left to right. Piet and Geert van Vugt and Thomas Bahlman
Jan-Willem Verloop showing the newest addition to Nature's Pride range: small-sized ripe avocados in four piece packs.
Nature's Pride also showcased inspiration. Why not eating yogurt with blueberries, since many eat it for breakfast?
Shari Pieneman showed the flow of Fruitmasters' trade on an interactive map; in this case, to the banking sector
Hans Sengers standing next to the Migo, for which the first commercial season has just come to an end
Koppert Cress presented its new packaging range, showcased enthusiastically by Marc Bonsmann
Together, these men harbour plenty of years in the fruit and vegetable trade: Daan van der Kooij, John Duivenbode, Hans van der Kooij and Aad van der Kleij
Christa and Wim Geurts, who have made a new start. A new name for this old warhorse
Bjorn Dijkers and Ralph Rijnders, of Dutch Credit Brokers
Pieter Boekhout is delighted to have a photo taken with Karin Westera, of Anaco Greeve
Chris-Hans van der Hout, of Freight Line Europe, and Alex Boers, of Haluco
Harm-Peter Wijnstok (in the middle) was appointed as managing director of Total Produce Haluco Holding in November. In this photo he stands next to Rene van Graafeiland and Izak Havenaar
Jan van Ingen (Lola), growers Wim Bijl and Kees-Jan van der Zande visiting Frupaks-Vernooij: Niek Terlouw, Jan Timmermans, Galna Stepic, Joop Vernooij and Herman van Rooijen
Herman struggling to make a choice
Jan de Craen and Moniek Wisse, of Schaap Holland.
Eminent showcased a small snacking tomato. The product was referred to as cherryberry, but the brand name has yet to be decided
Martijn Blom and Ronald Koelewijn, of Qualino.
Marcel van der Pluijm (Global Green Team), Frans van der Burg (Harvest House), Francisco Latorre and Wim van der Burgh (both of Rainbow International)
Gert Koekoek and Anna Popova, of Groenteproductie Flevoland
Gilbert de Kort, of Gilbert Exotics, and Marcel van Rooijen, who currently works for Torres Tropical Fresh
Stefan van 't Hullenaar, Arjan van Onselen, 'Lady Gaga' and Martin Scherpenhuizen
Jacco de Jong, of Young Events, took care of the catering for Holland Fresh Group
Marni Fruit was well accompanied: Anita Kuiper, Erik- Jan Thur, Niek Haerkens, Bas van der Waal, Patrick Konings, Marco de Keijzer and Anna Tomczak
Medhat Samir and Wim Bezemer, of Four Seasons Fruit Supply
Jeffrey Moret and Dick Troost, of TOFF
Kees Havenaar, of Frutas Luna
Team photo of Jaguar The Fresh Company
Richard Owen and Julie Koch, of PMA, visiting Gert Mulder, of GroentenFruit Huis
Jacob and Ben Vandenbosch sell vegetable seeds in North America
The Waterman Onions team: Naomi and Wim Waterman, Ewald Gouwenberg, Henri Hendrikse, Erik Waterman and Karin Knot
Lucien de Wit with Annetje. Lucien joined LuBa Fresh on 1 November
Gipmans on tour
Ton Holthuijsen (Fossa Eugenia), Silvia Janssen (Kompany) and Hans van Es
Rinus Verhey, of Heembouw. The company wants to build a large distribution centre in New Reijerwaard and during the fair it acquired a 12 hectare plot to this end
FV Seleqt is an exclusive distributor for Bimi in the retail in Benelux. A nice job for Michelle Kroes and William Sonneveld
Transport colleagues look for one another: Marcel van Bruggen and Lex Teurlings
Jonika and Van der Lans work very often together. Why not booking also a stand for both? From left to right: Jaap Nieuwenhuijse, Wendy van Oevelen, José Nieuwenhuijse, Jaap de Ruijg, Andrea Candiano and Jan van der Lans
Wiskerke attracted a big audience, but did it come for the onions or for the robot?
Onion entrepreneurs Jan, Christian, Andre, Mons and Patrick
Marcel Bruin and Wouter van de Beek, back in business for Bruin Export
Claas van Os, Pepijn de Jong andn Richard Nap, of Levarht
Maurice Wubben, together with the people of Carbon Gold
Brothers in crime: Andre Setz, of Freeland, and Erwin Setz, of De Groot International
Suzanne van der Kooij and Saskia van Daalen show how the Enza varieties thrive under LED
OTC has considerably expanded its product range. (Greenhouse) vegetables have now regained a prominent role and growers have started several projects in West Africa, with products such as organic pineapples from Ivory Coast and mangoes from Burkina Faso. In addition, they are working hard to expand the production of avocados, mangoes and limes in Latin America. From left to right: Alexander Restrepo, Fred Kloen, Matthé Hendrikse and Edward Out
The surprising stand of Gebr. Kramer, where the sauerkraut could fall straight from the tree at any moment. Director Dirk Kramer (3rd from left) already represents the fifth generation of the family business. Here, flanked by Zeger, Gerrie and Anna Groot
Hillfresh made use of its place at the fair to showcase concepts to inspire retailers. Stephan Schneider shows a pineapple packed with a drill
Wim and Edwin Moerdijk, of Dronten.
The Westland industrial park was promoted as the 'Gateway to Europe'. In the photo, lobbyist (and former minister) Karla Peijs amid Hermi Rijsdijk of ABC Westland and Gerard Hofman of Honderdland
"The onion men of Hazera: Frank Druyff and André Boot. As they usually say: "Bald is a choice, even for onions"
Carrot trader Kees Heegsma, of Lemmer, also visited the fair
Frank Vermeersch, Roeland Herrewijnen and Julian Arnts, of AgroFair
Martijn Heestermans and Jan van Dongen, of VDH The Freight Managers; since 1 January, the umbrella name of A. van Dongen & Heerschap, Heestermans Logistiek, Fruit Forwarders and VDC Logistics
An innovation at Agro Centre Holland: a pink onion with a sweet flavour under the name Pink O Lady
Ayelet Lantzer, of Adafresh. Israel had a great month after the cold weather in Spain
Peter, Omar and Co, of Milestone Fresh, with Ger van Burik, who in turn coordinated the joint Holland mission
Katharina Grimm and Marco Kleijn, of Fresh Care Convenience, cannot wait for their new processing facility in Dronten to be ready
LBP was at a different place this time in Hall 3.2, where it presented several new films. From left to right, Hans Janssen, Anton Filippo, John van Wijk and Joke Filippo.
Esther van Winden and Franky Koekebakker, of RedStar
Valstar presented its new corporate identity: Valstar- Vitality in Vegetables. Tom Vos and Ferhat Tivsiz with the new logo
Roy Peeters, Paul van Groningen and Remco de Boer, of Sous Fresh. Every month, on a subscription basis, they send chefs the Inspiration Box, full of surprising fruit and vegetable products
BioWorld and Bio Montaña. From left to right: Stefan Remmerzwaal, Bas van Zijl, Friso Sterk, Siem van der Valk, Job van den Berg and Javier Chamorro Santos
John Mulders and Rob Derks, of Hoogesteger, once again showcased many juices and smoothies
Mooy en HZ Logistics, this year for the first time together at the fair. From left to right: Leander van Bellen, Jelle Bakker, Jan-Maarten van Noort, Hans and Barry Zuijderwijk and Gert Noorderink
Hans and Barry Zuijderwijk, of HZ Logistics, which last year acquired a majority stake in Mooy Logistics
Leander van Bellen (HDG) amid Jan-Maarten van Noort and Gert Noorderink, of Mooy Logistics
The Marbo team at the fair: Koen, Marieke, Judith and Marcel Nieuwenhuijse
You are at the right place at Banken if you want to see striking outfits: Jurgen and Rob Banen, Marjan de Boer, Alex Vos, Kjelt de Vries en Bart van Rens
De Nationwide Produce Group, with Jonny Boomsma, Anthony O'Malley, Jacco Gritter, Coos ter Mors, Steve Holland and John Mann
Luca Iorio, Loes Faessen, Miglena Marinova, Theo Tielen and Niko Pennelli, of Italy-specialist Fris-Co. Was Theo drinking wine so early?
Our neighbours Ronald Velthuis, Paul van den Berg, Piet van Liere, Cees Smits and Tosia Bielicka, of FlevoTrade Dronten.
Group Managing Director Tim O'Malley, of Nationwide Produce. This week, there will be an interview with him on AGF and FreshPlaza
Otto de Groot, of HDG
A photo of the FME team, which in partnership with retailers and food service organizations has developed a new vision for the mushrooms segment
Black truffles for the gourmet consumer
Jan Roozen and Werner Kastelein, of RPO, walking around
Fruit grower Rien Zijlmans and his neighbour Piet Paans, who sell Fru&Tube's packs in the Netherlands
Victoria Cherkas and Omer Kamp, of Arava
Best of Four had the yummiest apple pie of the fair: Peter Stafleu, Ton van Dalen, Jan Oosterom and Frans van der Hulst
Geoffry Harreman and Astrid Rog, of Bio-Center Zann, travel from one (organic) fair to the next
Richard van Bergenhenegouwen, of Combilo, bought a flow packer for Ramiro pointed peppers from Alex Hofstee, of GH-Ulma
Roland Witvoet and Wim van der Meulen, of GKS Packaging, which recently moved into new premises in Eindhoven
The Finis and Eillert team, with Hans ter Wielen, Bas Hulsebosch, Yvonne Hakvoort, Roberto and Frans Scheepers
Great interest in the machines from Ron van de Pavert, of BrimaPack
Who's the tallest at Restrain?
The prize was obviously presented to Paul O'Connor
Arjan van Burg, Arie Verhoef, Piet van Burg, Rene Koster and Johan van Burg, of Van Burg Machinefabriek
After a brief foray, Jacco Vooijs is back in the greenhouse fruit sector as lobbyist at LTO Glaskracht Westland
Hayo Binken and Frans Bijvoet, of Welwaij Belting
Hans Peelen, of Sarco Packaging, with the latest trend in packaging: the pouch. This packaging has fold bottom and can therefore, when filled, stand upright on the shelves of the supermarket. Thanks to a handle at the top of the package, the customer can easily carry it. Manter developed the Pouchfiller for the filling of these bags
Tramper Technology was well represented
In the walking aisles: Rico Ligthart Schenk and Rob van Dommele, of Jan de Waal Transport
Pieter Jan Floris, Charles Marse and Ard van 't Veer, of Insurance broker AON
There was a deal: Robbert Reijgersberg and Marco Vijverberg, of Euro West, purchased a Girsac-packing machine from Piet and Sandra Pannekeet, of Jasa
The team of Jasa Packaging Systems
Hans van Maurik (Ready to Eat) and Jerry Lukassen (Lukassen AGF)
Herman van Rooijen with Jan Deckers. Jan was recently nominated for the Entrepreneur Award in the Bommelerwaard
Julia de Raat and Alwin van't Hart, of BioTropic
Peter van Nieuwkerk, of InnoFresh Packing, the joint venture between the Budelpack Group and IQ Packing, founded in December 2015, which is devoted to the automated packing of grapes in punnets
Stefan van Vliet and Matthijs Brederveld, of BDO, with Groentennieuws editor Arlette Sijmonsma
Dirk Mulder and Cees Schakelaar, of ING
In 2014, Robbie Bloemendaal took over the activities of his employer, The Greenery Central Europe, and started his company Total Fresh to supply the local Romanian retail
Michael Struijk and Joris Buijsman, of Perflexxion; an employment agency that has set up an office at the trade centre in Barendrecht
Martijn van den Berg and Leon van den Hombergh, of Frankort&Koning
Matthijs and Aline Nijhoff, Erik Goedvolk, Nicole Kersten and Jacco and Marielle van Paasschen, of FruitConneqt
Always to be found at the fair: Johan and Kristian Verhagen, of Verhagen-Agenturen
On 1 November, Juan Pablo Salmon joined Central Produce in Barendrecht with a European sales office for Costa Rican banana growers. Here we see him accompanied by Rebekka Boekhout.
Kees and Toos Schouten, of Aardappelhandel Altena. The company bought the premises of C. G. Timmermans in Veen and thereby considerably expanded its capacity
"Increasingly more produce companies are choosing to work with the QC One software, so Thijs van Alebeek is a happy man. "You see now that many users are also making use of the reports feature to share information. This synergy ensures an even faster transfer of critical quality and management information."
Greenhouse builders on tour: Henk Verbakel and Ramon Bol, of Havecon
PLUS is getting Bio Sud Tyrol apples from supplier Van der Lem. Marcel van der Lem and Mike Tesselaar (Van der Lem) and category manager Martin Pietersma, of PLUS, posing with Werner Castiglioni, of Bio Sud Tyrol (2nd from left) and CEO Gerhard Dichgans, of VOG. Soon more about this collaboration
Lindert and Lijn Moerdijk, of MSP Onions, with a customer. During the fair, they announced the introduction of the optical sorting technology from Eqraft
Evert-Jan Eerland and André van Damme, of Dacomex
HenkJansen, of ZZC, as usual at the stand of 360 Quality Association
From 1 January, DailyFresh France's operations were taken over by DFresh Logistics, part of the French Destock Logistique. Jelle Woudsma now works for DFfresh Logistics in Dunkirk
The stand of the German importer Bratzler, which also has facilities in Poeldijk
"Ronald Borst showcases the latest packaging innovation, "the Inktouchables. An innovative 'tactile' ink, which can help you improve the feel and experience on the product's packaging"
Garlic grower Arjan Biesheuvel and colleagues
Not to be missed: Ine Potting, of Mission Produce
Stephan van Marrewijk lives and has been working for twenty years in Spain, with the last nine years as part of the commercial department of the cooperative Vicasol. In recent weeks, it has been a challenge to serve the customers due to the cold weather
Pieter de Ruijter (4Fruit) and Willem Nowee (Varekamp Coldstores)
Another Dutchman in Spain: Thomas Bos, of Thomasol
Always good to see Dirk van der Kaaij again
Willem van Rooij works for Hispalco in Spain
General Director Gerard van der Knijff told about the start of Eqraft after the merger of ERC Machinery, Qreenno and Propak
John de Bat, of Symach, also 'joins the club'
Lijn and Lindert Moerdijk, of MSP, toasting to the optical sorting project at MSP Rutger with Keurhorst and Gerard van der Knijff
Gerrit Tijhof, of Sismatec
Johan de Wite and Will Beekers, of BerryWorld
Cees Kortekaas, Boaz and Boris Oosthoek, Maarten F, Michel de Winter and Jesper Smits having a great time together
Martijn de Graaf and Jeffrey Wupkes, of Yex. With a claw machine, you could give a shot at winning a stuffed Yexi-bird.
Jan-Willem Arts and Wilko van der Zwaard, of Wilko Fruit, with some business relations
Marcel Driessen, of Driesvenplant, a breeding firm that breeds blueberry plants through microcuttings and in vitro
Everyone drinking Tomato Blend at Harvest House! Kees Climber, Philip van Antwerpen, Jelte van Kammen, Richard Hartensveld and Erwin van der Lans
Volkert Engelsman, of Eosta
The P. Looije Verpakkingen team visiting Rob and Joke Mulder, of Cool Control
Frans Neijenhuis and Johan Ekers, of The Recruiting Specialist
DOOR grows on. The club led by director Jan Opschoor has grown since its inception in 2013 from 270 to 520 hectares
Piet and Agata Looije. The honeymoon over already?
Rene Zwinkels, Jan Zegwaard and Ad Verhoeven. Later that evening, Greenco won de Tomato Inspiration Award
Frank Ocampo van Hagé with his former colleague Robbie Bloemendaal, of Total Fresh
Frans Scholts, of Hoogsteder, talks with cabbage grower Niels Zuurbier
Michiel van Ginkel and Koen Kelders, of ZON, visited by Ankie van Vechel, of Sumarbox
Dammis van der Staaij and Nico Veldhoen, of the Staay Food Group
Giel Hermans, Annie Wolters and Johan van Dommelen, of Hermans Suikermais.
"Coaches Jurriaan van Driel and Joke Kras: "Say Yes 2 Stress!"
Bernhard Slot, of MJ Pronk, is always in a good mood
More North-Hollanders walking around: Robert and Natasja Sijm, of Simba Vegetables
The team of Milestone Fresh with its agents in China and Costa Rica
The team of Van Nature with Mark Versluis, Marco Toussaint, Hans van Luijk and Sanne Kegel
Head Salesman Marcel van Bruggen and Silvia Janssen, of Kompany
Arjan Zoutewelle, Ludmila van Wijland, Denis Vasiljev and Bertus Schipper, of Zoutewelle
Wim and Peter Jansen, Jaap van der Waarden and Oliver Hensel, of Bio Freshi
Control Union also had its own stand in Berlin
Ewin Bakker (right) was of course delighted about TOP Onions working with the onion optical grading machines from JDC/ElisAm
Fred Jongejans, Jesse Vonk, Marco Dorsman, Ronald de Boer, Sean Curren, Sander Kroon and Bas Ruijgrok, of JDC Optical Grading
Freerk-Jan de Haan, Erik Bruggink and Wouter Nederveen, of Verbrugging Palletizing Solutions.
De second stand of Jongejans. This time with the air techniques: René Looijestijn and Bart Straathof
Ilapak attended the fair with five machines - two complete weighing and packing lines and a horizontal flow packer. Mark van der Kamp, of Sarco Packaging, is a dealer at Ilapak
Thumbs up from Jacques Luteijn, Carolien Vervaet, Pablo Henriques, Robbert Leisink, Sebastian Baye, Lucas Herbener and Fernando Nanez, of Body and Brains
Eddy Kreukniet, of Exsa Europe, chatting with some business relations
Zarpar Food has recently moved to Utrecht. Mr. Askari produces saffron and dates from Iran
Gerri Li (right), of Rida Trade. The company from Poeldijk supplies a wide range of Chinese products, including ginger, sweet potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, chestnuts, nashi pears and eddoes
Sami Bahtiri, of Green Mushroom Farm
Bas Klootwijk and Jacob Sinke, of Deli-Jack
Big promotion for Junami apples
Arno Simons, of Ingenieursbureau Schneider, attended the fair once again after a year's absence
Cor Wassink, of Sorma Benelux. At the fair, the company presented its new Sormabag packaging and Sormatech grading machine
Ate Kalsbeek, of the Dutch sales office of Halls, here in conversation with Rob Mulder, of Cool Control
The DailyFresh Logistics team
Lenny, Jaap and Chayenne Wiskerke, of Wiskerke Onions
Peter and Rob Huijbregts, of Huijbregts Koeltechniek, also attended the fair
The three bio-musketeers of Green Organics: Jan Groen, Robbert Blok and Perry Leemans
A chef preparing mushroom snacks at the Limax stand
Large stand of Smurfit Kappa in the City Cube, the newest hall of the fair, where it was a lot busier than last year
Jose Cubero Parejo, of Fairtrasa, in the middle of a chat
Murilo Peleteiro Calabrich, of Rosa International. The importer has long had a sales office in Germany and opened another one in the Netherlands three years ago
Dick Pijpers, the walking fruit and vegetable encyclopaedia, found few truly new products at the fair
Florianne De Leeuw Caupain, of Airfrance KLM, in conversation with Axel Guesther
The South American blueberry producer CarSol opened a sales office in Rotterdam back in 2013
Partners Network, from Nunspeet, has been active in the export of meat, fish and poultry in Asia, Africa, Russia, Ukraine and Central Asian countries. In 2014, the Nunspeet-based importer and exporter expanded to the fruit and vegetable sector. At sells The fruit and vegetable department is mainly focused on citrus from Argentina and South Africa and bananas from Ecuador, Costa Rica and Colombia. The company sells the fruit in Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to supermarkets, wholesalers and fruit stores. On the right, Erik Frens
Banana traders Robert Greeve and Marcel van Eeuwijk
Gerrit Tijhof, of Sismatec, at the stand of ProSeal
Johnny van den Berge in conversation with representative Rob van den Bos, of Bejo Zaden
Willem Zonnevijlle, of Mooy Logistics
Ralph Reijnders and Bjorn Dijkers, of Dutch Credit Brokers, with Dirian Boekhout
Leo Pels also came along to have a sip of juice
The men of Freight Line, with Mark Verhoef, John de Boom, Chris Hans van der Hout, Mark Vorstenbosch and Bert de Zeeuw
Mons Messaoud, of Hortica, came to promote Primeur
International colleagues from Kuehne + Nagel, with Denise Rivera, from Guatemala, Durak Ayata, from New York, Ezequiel Falino, from Mexico, and Dennis Verkooy, who has been in Switzerland for the past 1.5 years
Like daughter, like father...
Jur de Graaf, of Kuehne + Nagel, with his Dutch colleagues Jeffrey Heuzen, Bart Vlug and Mustafa Cogus
Quint Wilken and Colin Wells, of Panalpina, with Frank Levarht in the middle
Hans van Dodewaard and Arthur Elsen, of Veiling Zaltbommel
And yet another photo with Aart Blom and his wife, of Fruitpartners Blom
Kees Poot, of Thermotraffic, en Daan Sturm, of AGF
Wim van Bon in conversation with Pieter Boekhout
Rob Bondt, of IQ Packing, was proud to present his son Barry for the first time at the fair
Carlo de Haas with his American colleague from FlyUs
Joost Derks and Laurens Maartens, of the Nederlandsche Betaal & Wisselmaatschappij
Jaco Hoogerbrugge, Joost van Veen and Simon Zwijgers, of Harvest House
Erik and Niels Oskam, already a third generation!
Neighbours Jan Deckers and Robert de Groot and their colleague from Jac vd Oord
Justin Vonk and Carlos Andre Faria, of Sun City
Dirian Boekhout and Edward van den Eijnden, of Angus International
Teus de Jong, Kevin Klamminger and Gerben van Veldhuizen, of Fruit Security
The enthusiastic (almost) complete AGF, FreshPlaza and Primeur team at the fair!
Daan van de Loo, of Loo-Pack
Dick Pijpers, Rick Butler, of Agility Produce Group, and Colinda van Hemert, of Primeur
Sophie van den Oord, Brigitte de Laat, of Laat Koudetechniek, Pieter Boekhout and Leon van den Oord, of Jac vd Oord
Nell Eichhorn, of StenaLine
Hans and Ard Bergwerff, of BE Fresh Produce
Kraaijeveld's team at the fair
Bas van Walderveen and Rachid el Mrini, of Henk Walderveen & Zonen.
A nice wall displaying the products from Mitrofresh and Green Mushroom Farm
Laura van der Eijk, Said Bachau, Valon Bathiri, Kas Bathiri and Agin Bahthiri, of Mitro Fresh.
Michiel Groenewegen and Robbert Blomsteel, of 2Organics, with a stand at the fair for the first time this year
Glenn Bainathsan and Derek Huizer, of Axians.
Frank Jonker and Joeri Wulff, of Landjuweel
Alex Verbruggen and Dirian Boekhout, probably looking at some grandpa and grandma photos...
Flandria presentation displaying products from the Netherlands' southern neighbour
And a beautiful Eiffel tower at the French hall
The new banana box from Euro Pool System
Gerjo Scheringa, CEO of Euro Pool System, outlines EPS/LPR's plans
Kurt Jager explaining the future plans of Euro Pool Systems
Adriaan Dek and Johnny van den Berge, of Habeko
The complete Euro Pool System team
Peter Abma and Jose Cubero Parejo, of Fairtrasa
Nice fruit presentation
Camposol Peru, with Danitza Sanchez, José Antonio Gómez, Bazá Ahmet el Habbaj and Luiz Miguel Baanante
Ferdinand Sailer, of VOEN Covering Systems
Jan Vernooij, of AgroFresh, in the Belgium hall
Johan Muis, of Salco Industrial Doors, with a visitor
Martijn Meeuwse, of RibbStyle, walking around with his colleague Stefan
The men of Fruit Security, with Dr. Robert Spinazze. Spinazze Group is a supplier of concrete stakes
'Banana professor' Frits Popma
Hans Berden and Harm Valckx
Pepijn and Theo van der Plas, of Van der Plas Sprouts
Joana and Edwin Keur, of Iber Lengua language institute, with Hans Borsboom, of Borsboom & Hamm lawyers
Marcel van de Meerendonk, of Scherpenhuizen
Said Boul Boul, of H&S Citrus
Jan van Dongen and Pieter Boekhout.
Eitan Zvi, of the Israeli exporter Galilee
De Vries Witlof also attended the fair
Hans Bek, of Source Fruit
Els received a visit from the filming crew
Gert-Jan Rigter, of Agrifusion
Maarten Feenstra and Bert Schamper, of Dutch Green, from Ridderkerk
Mirjam Ammerlaan and Marcel van Duijn
Adriaan van Belzen, of Daily Onions, with his Egyptian colleague Mohamed El Sheikh, of Trading Island
The Greydanus men, of the potato wholesaler of the same name
Cees-Bram Heemskerk, of Impex Heemskerk, from Venlo
Kees Bijl, of the potato trading, sorting and packaging plant of the same name based in Sint- Annaland
Dirian Boekhout with daughters Rebekka and Corline
Polish salesman Kamil and Adrian Dek, of Habeko
Cousins Jim Gunter and Henry Boekhout
Zealanders together; Dirian Boekhout and Marco de Koster, of Tramper
Edwin Snabel and Marc Paauw, of Nijssen Koeling. The focus was on the three-layer ripening rooms provided by Mooy Logistics in Breda
Agro Merchants Group, the one stop shop quality team: From left to right: Javier Rueda, Etienne Vennink, Erik Lamers, Antonio Oken, Leender Jan Vellekoop and Alex de Bruijn.
Rene Vanwersch, Tim van Haandel and Gerard Hoekman, of Mulder Onions. For the first time with their own stand at Fruit Logistica
Part of the Kraaijeveld team: Daniel Neele, Joost Eggebeen, Jan Willem Kraaijeveld, Lydia Bakker, Maarten Smit, Annelies Hordijk, Jan Kraaijeveld, William Verhoeve. The online service with BtoB app is getting more and more users. It's a webshop where customers can place their orders.
Topcarrots for the Dutch Carrot Group are cultivated throughout the Netherlands and supplied worldwide. Jan Daniels, Hans Steltenpool, Gerrie Stroeve, Matthijs Sels and Hans Knook.
Leen Verhaar, Ton van Dalen, Suzan Oosterom and Peter Stafleu from Best of Four. More and more cultivators who grow various products join this grower's associations. Because of this, the supply is more diverse.
Aris van Daalen from Cargoboss and Van Daalen Transport in conversation.
Adrian Kubiak and Erik Mooij from Mooij Vegetables. The company supplies outdoor vegetables and onions, potatoes, seed onions and onion seed throughout Europe.
ABB trading cultivates, packages and sells blueberries and asparagus. Imports from Peru and Spain. Anneloes Engels is employed by ABB since January, Harry Janssen is pictured right.
The family company Berrybrothers, left to right: Nijs van Zuilen, Noud Linssen and Gerco van Zuilen. Cultivation and delivery of redcurrant, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry in the Dutch season. Recently launched a new, covered cultivation location for raspberry and blueberry.
As of July-August this year, logistics for Schrijvershof will be done by the new location of Coolport Rotterdam. The sales activities will continue to take place from Oud- Beijerland. From left to right: Ad Toet, Liselotte Schrijvershof, Alexander Schrijvershof, Hans Blaak, Lize- Lotte Schrijvershof, Maarten and Willem Schrijvershof, Andre Gielen and Piet Hoek.
Maarten and Liselotte Schrijvershof.
Maik de Groot in conversation with relations.
Stephan Schneider from Hillfresh. This company hopes to celebrate its ten-year anniversary this year.
Rob Smit, Rinus Wisse and Rien Murre from TOP. TOP supplies everything in the field of onions. The new JDC optical sorting machine with Ellips technique will be put into use soon. Striving for a 100% guaranteed TOP product is the objective of this investment.
Coert Lamers, Dave de Bekker and chairman Harald Oltheten, Nautilus Organic. Forty cultivators have joined the organic grower's association. This is their first time at the Fruit Logistica to meet existing relations and bring in new BIO customers.
Piet Schotel from CBI
Arjan van Stekelenburg and Ineke Christiaens from Hazera. The Summersun yellow cherry tomato is new. These tomatoes, which are cultivated under illumination, taste like sweets and can be bought from all major supermarkets in the Netherlands. The challenge is getting children to eat the tomatoes as a daily snack. The tomatoes are cultivated by two Dutchmen and one Belgian.
The third Oskam generation is making itself ready to continue the company. Next March the new production hall in which logistical transactions will take place will be finished in Neerijnen. Kees Oskam, Lisanne Oskam, Erik Oskam, Marina Yarushina and Niels Oskam.
Ernst van den Berg and Jeroen Falke from Liquidseal. Coating for tropical fruit to extend its shelf life.
Arie van Daalen and Frans van den Bos from Van Daalen Transport and Cargoboss meet many 'old' relations at the fair.
Gert Jan Kraaijeveld was happy and grateful that he could be part of the fair again after a worrisome period.
Verhoeckx supplies a complete range of mushrooms. Brent, Paul and Danique Verhoeckx.
Marien Koene and Marja Pierik from Veleka Logistics. Veleka is a logistical service provider. The branch in Poeldijk with refrigerated warehousing will open April. This branch will focus on the logistical transaction of herbs which are supplied by various suppliers throughout the world.
Mark Rehorst from Oerlemans Packaging. This company supplies flexible packaging for the fresh produce sector.
Best Packaging Group: Roy van den Heuvel, Bart Friemstra, Joeri Buwalda and Lennard van de Water.
Visitor Arjan Bezemer from Daikin.
Vicky Leemans, Mohammed Semega, Ron David and Hero Gramsma from Nedato. Colourful potatoes is an assortment of potatoes with coloured flesh: purple, red and yellow.
Harro van Rossem from Combilo in conversation with customers.
Will and Trudie Teeuwen. Teboza presented its new assortment, consisting of Spanish trade, and for the first time ever, Dutch asparagus, at the fair. The asparagus was harvested two weeks earlier than last year due to heated greenhouses.
The Franje brothers from Franje Onions
"Gerrit Oomen: "Potatoes at table is Quicks new concept. A wide range under this name: sweet potatoes in an oven dish with herbs, chips potatoes with herbs, and jacket potatoes for on the barbecue."
"Peter Quik: "The Sjips concept is also new for in the oven, hot air and deep-fryer. This product has a special packaging with a separate herb compartment under brandname Quicks."
Giel Hermans from Hermans Suikermais. Available year-round, own cultivation, packing and selling of sweetcorn.
Ruud Jonker from Harries Carrot Concept. The company wants the carrot to be more exclusive with a clear message to sporters. To that end, the company introduced the Power Carrot. Added is a condiment with additional proteins, dextrose and sugars. This product creates an extra snack moment.
ABC Logistics is a logistical service provider for Best Fresh Group and other companies. Bas van Doorn, Marcel van Bruggen and Alexander Termorshuizen.
Kompany with a new stand that properly expresses the cooperative's look. Tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries are the products marketed by Kompany. In April 2017 the sales of strawberries grown by six cultivators will start. New harvest Kompany cucumbers have been available for three weeks already. Elena Buchloh, Aleksandra Brzkot, Arnoud van Stralen, Chantal Alaerds and Silvia Janssen.
Multitray supplies fresh produce packing materials. Marco van Heugten says that the company can develop a modern packaging with the customer. Trial models are created using laser techniques. The fruit saver is also available, for additional protection of the fruit.
Rene Eekels of Baskin from Waalwijk. The company uses synthetics and natural materials to create baskets for the presentation of fresh produce by retailers and supermarkets.
David Groeneveld and Ellen Arts from Fruity Line present four kinds of lemonades and four shots. Less sugar, fresh fruit and water are the ingredients. Health shots in the flavours ginger,turmeric, pomegranate and wheat grass.
Jolanda van Straalen from Fruitpartner in conversation with customers.
Agrico promoted the Arizona and Ranomi strains.
Potatoes are healthy! Douwe Lodewijk with this year's theme in the background: A meal solution with potato as its main part every day.
Solidus Solutions supplies solid cardboard which can be used under the moistest of circumstances. Dominicus Fennema, Liesbeth van den Akker and Lauran Jansen.
Wieteke van Kats, Kim Strien, Merijn de Veer and Wendy van der Meer from Driscoll's.
Peter Hobert from Bud Holland in conversation with a customer.
Peter Rinkel, Arjan Freriks and Max Wolf from Hagranop. The company specialises in outdoor vegetables, carrots being their main product. Field crops, own cultivation and storage. Production in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Germany.
Liana Aroutiounian from Roveg Fruit. New is the exotics mix under brandname Puro Gusto. Composition in consultation with the customer. Standard packets are: miniature pineapple, passionfruit and pitaya or kiwano, salac, papaya and passionfruit.
Chris Maat from Interko made time for a quick photo in all the commotion.
Raymond van der Burgh from ERP in conversation with Piet van Vugt from Vugt Kruiden.
New logo for super flowers, edible flowers.
New stand and a different place for Freeland. Andre Setz, Kees van den Bosch, Jan Pieter Wiepkema and Harmen Boels.
Attention for VDH Products which creates regulation systems for storing, maturing, cooling and freezing of fruit.
Kamps Sperziebonen has its own cultivation of French beans, haricots verts, string beans and sugar snaps in Morocco since October last year.
Marijn Draak and Rob Mulder from Cool Control.
Maarten Mooij and Ron van Rengst from Mooij Agro, which develops and produces innovative ventilation techniques for cultivators and storers.
Andres Nunez Sorensen, CEO of the Broom Group, of which LCL logistics is part.
"BG Door "Always in control"."
Chris Ferrandi, Marc Beasley, Corienne Kinkel, Christina Deutschle, Tom Schobbe and Evgeny Elemesov from Sensitech.
Biofreshi Produce. A complete packet of organic fresh produce, such as soft fruit (blueberries). The sale of Israeli Orri tangerines will start in week 9. Biofreshi is a service provider for the German, Dutch and Scandinavian market and supplies directly from the grower. Onn Chen, Oliver Hensel, Wim Jansen, Jaap van der Waarden and Gerrit Jan Roza.
Hotchpotch specialist Jansen-Dongen. Potatoes, onions and carrots in various packaging such as flowpack bags, nets en punnets. New are the sweet snack carrots for retail. Washed, packaged carrots in various packaging and with various types of labelling. Jose Voss-Huskens, Rachelle Jansen, Iris Jansen and Wim Jansen.
Banana importer Fyffes imports about 900,000 boxes of bananas every week. Coen Bos, Linda Ohlsen and Bas Hesselink.
Coen Bos from Fyffes with Russian colleagues.
John de Boom, Jan van Dongen and Chris Hans van de Hout.
Martijn van Gaal, Marco Durbeck and Rens de Bruijn from C. Gottman BV from Barendrecht, the Netherlands. Marco Durbeck is the youngest generation Durbeck, and will do work placements with all of the Durbeck companies in coming years.
Large crowds at the new NNZ stand. A large line of potato packaging with natural materials and a new line of miniature snack packaging for use in vending machines.
Westfalia Fruit drew large crowds.
For Smit's Uien, the processed onion is central in all sorts of variations.
Bruynooghe NV, the Belgian company dedicated to Food Processing Machinery.
Concept Engineers makes optical sorting machines for fresh and processed agricultural products.
Michel van der Keeken from Dutch Food Technology showed the pineapple peeling and cutting machine Pinabar. Pinabar produces a cilinder-shaped and a rod-shaped pineapple.
New in the sector is the Dutch Weighing Company, Jan Damen enjoys talking about it.
Mark Verschuren and Gerard Bos from Herbert in conversation with customers.
Insort, optical sorting of peeled and unpeeled potatoes.
Arco en De Koningh coding and labeling together in one stand. Bert Jan Dijk, Wim Kromhout and Albert Vermeulen in conversation with relations.
Ad Kievit and Nikita Anthoons from Herbort
Fruit Logistica: meeting place for old and new relations, even when it concerns frozen vegetables.
A quick snap between the acts at Sweere.
The Sweere stand, machines for processing fresh produce.
Piere Hagenaars as dealer in the Redpack packing machines stand.
Gerit Tijhof, centre, from Sismatec.
Marco Maljaars from Eqraft, a new name with 50 years of knowledge in processing and sorting agricultural products, the knowledge of onions is bundled in the Onion Tech Alliance.
Waste no Tolsma, want no Tolsma.
Kiremko, when it comes to storing, cleaning, peeling, treating and processing potatoes.
Pim Machinery: Jouke van der Meer finishes a deal for the delivery of a complete onion processing line, with palletiser machine, with a Spanish customer at the Fruit Logistica.
Jeroen Molenaar and Tom Gierveld from Broekema BV. In the background the new conveyor belt which is suitable for the food industry such as fresh produce processing companies.
Maud and Erwin Bakker are honoured with the commission to supply an optical sorting machine to TOP. Many onion companies in the US are already working with Ellips machines that focus on high capacity and volumes.
Gertjan Bosman, Eugene Bokhanov and Eugene Rokx from Storex with the DCS automatic. Daily Ethanol measuring by taking a sample form apples, kiwi fruits or blueberries. Direct measurement of Ethanol in the entire batch stored in the cell.
Allround machines from Andijk.
Maarten Verbruggen, Sean Curren from JDC and Alex Verbruggen from Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions from Emmeloord.
The Bijlsma Hercules stand.
Volta Belting: Matthijs Spoolder, Peter Smit, Pieter Baane and Hans Augusteijn. They deliver conveyor belts for the food industry.
Jan van der Horst from Urschel in conversation.
The beautiful Urschel stand.
A crowd in the Marcelissen stand.
De Veggieline: belt cutter, supply belt, spiral washing machine and bin extractor from Sormac for, for instance, cleaning and drying lettuce and carrots. Pictured right is Kim Suntjes-Beeks.
Rinze van der Vinne from Bandall with the Branding by Banding concept.
Eillert en Finis once again showed much in the field of cleaning, drying, cutting, scraping, and more.
Eillert en Finis once again showed much in the field of cleaning, drying, cutting, scraping and more.
Lourens van Keulen from Tramper Technology with the topseal machine for trays sold at the fair. This machine will be supplied to a Finnish vegetable processing company.
Everyone is suited up for Foodlife, which supplies complete solutions for the fresh produce processing companies. Dick Jansen, Patrick Jansen, Berber Brand, Jos Eikenaars and Erik Wekking.
Vacuum cooling from Weber Cooling.
Aweta the fruit sorter.
ZTI Smart Machines: Machiel Koning and Hans Keyzer. Last year, the prototype of the mango processing line was at the fair, and this year, the final version was on display. This machine was tested extensively by Vezet.
Henri Veltmans and Joan Berkvens from CPS (Case Packing Systems).
Jan Evert de Jongh from Vam WaterTech.
Sarco and Manter together in one stand.
Arno Gaul, Richard van der Linden, Lars Heuvelmans and Joost Lotegrink Bruinenberg from FTNON. The team poses in front of the Coretakr iceberg de-coring machine, which can process 1,800 iceberg lettuces per hour. The machine saves 5,5 FTE and digitises the process by measuring and recording the quality of the product. A scan is made using five cameras that decide the position of the lettuce. These cameras also register colour, shape, firmness of the leaves and the size of the product.
Salco supplies cold stores all over the world.
Dick Bos, Tjebbe Mijnheer, Willem de Jong and Marcel Oldenziel from Manter in front of the M16iV weigher. M is for Manter, 16 is for the number of trays, i is for industry and V is for the V-shaped scales. Because of the V-shaped scales, the product can exit the machine in two directions. The advantage is a minimal dropping height for the product. Because of the 16 trays, high speed and accuracy is possible.
CA storage for fresh products is taken care of by Van Amerongen CA technology. Emre Onder, Robert van Rooijen, Teresa Brown, Rob Veltman, Ramzi Amari, Sander van Schaik, Wim van den Berg, Niels Remmelink and Gautam Jha are the sales team.
Visar stands for Swiss precision in the field of optical sorting.
Ivo Hendriks, Lenny, Nellie and Bas Groeneweg, Isabel Verhulst and Paul van der Loo from Perfotec. The perforation in the film from Perfotec is adjusted to the 'breath' of the product. Size and temperature of the product throughout the supply chain are taken into account.
Paul Koppert from Koppert Machines in front of the multipacker. Various trays and bins for snack vegetables can be weighed, filled and packaged. The machine has at its disposal a filling system, a de-nester and a lid machine.
LRE weighing technique. Leon Verhorst, Kasper Vanderhilst and Roel Borgman.
With the LRE weighing technique, productivity of an employee can also be measured by means of the performance module.A red or green smiley will appear on the screen depending on productivity. Speed will slowly be increased, there is a speed for beginners, for professionals and one in the middle. The employee can tell whether they are at the right speed by looking at the smiley.
Frank Niels, Nico van den Hazelkamp and Marco Vijverberg from Van Wamel BV. This company supplies sorting machines under brand name Perfect. They pose in front of the Uni- Grader, an electronic optical sorter.
Thom Pleysier and Bastiaan Hoogerland from Murre Technologies.
Logistical companies joining forces.
Monica Pouwer Marijs represents Kloosterboer Vlissingen in the Zeeland Seaports stand.
Jacco Weststrate and Lindert and Lijn Moerdijk from MSP. MSP stands for major expansions that can be realised this year.
Evert Jan Eerland from onion exporter Dacomex.
Marco Vermet, Nicole Coens, Jack Kloosterboer, Monica Marijs and Willem Nowee from Kloosterboer. They are at the fair to promote Coolport. Coolport is the multimodal terminal in the Eemshaven of Rotterdam. Mid-May, 400,000 pallets can be stored and dealt with at this location.
Leo van der Meer form Van der Windt shows the Inktouchables. A printing technique which gives the feel/idea of paper. A recyclable film which can be used as flow pack and topseal, among other things.
Jan van den Bos, Huib Burggraaf, Jarl Blok, Leo van der Meer and Paul Koopmans from Van der Windt Verpakking next to the Fresh Produce Bucket. A bucket for snack vegetables and fruits. The perforation in the bottom is guaranteed.
Peter Molendijk and Rene de Weerdt and Peter Molendijk from Van Oers United. Van Oers has its own production in Morocco and Senegal, but the Dutch outdoor vegetables are also a much-supplied product.
Henk van Raalte from DS Smith. The group works from about ten countries and is specialised in the production and sales of corrugated cardboard packaging.
Mark Heymans and Nicole Spengler from Polymer Logistics pose in front of the wooden-look pole cask, which is both suitable for logistics and looks great on shop floors.
Stephan van Marrewijk form Vicasol and Pieter de Ruiter from 4 Fruit Company. These companies have been working together since 1991 already.
Laura van Eijk from Mitrofresh in front of the Wall of Fame. A nice presentation of mushrooms and Asian leafy vegetables.
Novisem develops, produces and sells seeds that grow into healthy and flavourful vegetables in a sustainable manner.
Jan Willem Schrijver and Rachel Becker vanfromEmerson. 'Cold Chain Solutions under one umbrella.'
European Centre for Fruit and Vegetables from Brussels. Thierry Nuttin, manager, Marion Vancoutteren, deputy manager, and Thierry Farnit from Invest Export Brussels.
Erve Jooken is proud of the certificate handed to the Belgian company that has been a participant at Fruit Logistica Berlin since the very first edition. By now, Fruit Logistica has had 25 annual editions already!
Edwin and Joana Keur from language institute Iber Lengua. This company has laready helped many fresh producers to understand and speak the right language.
The Special Fruit team in its familiar colours.
BelOrta has become a member of the European Fruit Cooperation (EFC) as shareholder and Belgian licencee for the brands Kanzi, Greenstar and Migo. Pictured: Ilse Hayen (EFC), Filip Fontaine (BelOrta) and Henry Müller (Kanzi).
Henry Müller next to the actor for the Kanzi promotion. “Last year, the campaign with the new Kanzi man was introduced. The most important channel is YouTube this season. The aim was to reach at least 55 million European consumers. By now we have already reached 75 million consumers, so we are very happy!”
Urs Luder with Migo. “There is a growing demand, we notice that there is interest in this pear. Migo was on the shelves for the first time in October 2016. We already planted additional trees in various countries, and it is expected that volume increases annually from now. The new season will start late October / beginning of November.”
Nele and Ben Muyshondt from Pomuni at the stand with various coloured potatoes.
Den Berk Délice at the Veiling Hoogstraten stand. From left to right: Paul Van de Mierop, Hans Van Gool and Loes Van Der Velden. Paul is standing next to the new packaging from Miss Perfect. The small tomatoes can be easily put down and tomatoes can be taken out by consumers. At the top is the opportunity to taste them.
The Turners & Growers/Enzafruit stand was much visited.
…Because of the special event for the launch of the new Jazz house style.
Vanessa Ringler (VLAM France) and Ilse Ceulemans (LAVA).
The Group A. de Witte stand, a group of over 20 companies from Belgium holding a presentation.
Stefan Andriani from W. Jonckheere in an animated conversation.
RemoFrit was at the Fruit Logistica in 2010 for the last time, but decided to participate in the fair this year.From left to right: Bert de Caluwe, Wim Lannoey and Udo Adamy.
Nick Michiels and Ervé Jooken from Frans Michiels Belgium are happy to be present again. This is the 25th time they are at the Fruit Logistica.
The enthusiastic team from Coöperatie Hoogstraten with smiling faces. the new logo that was introduced last year is very familiar by now.
Hoogstraten presented its novelties and many different packaging possibilities in a separate room. Visitors feasted their eyes. Tomatoes can be packaged in a punnet, but can also be presented in a small bucket.
Father and son Nemegheer from De Aardappelhoeve, cheerful as ever.
Nicolaï Fruit presentd its range. Left to right: Stijn Weckx, Masra Magomedova and Johan De Gendt.
Thomas Fadel and Siemen Dionys from Phytocontrol Brussels were visitors.
The gentlemen from Demargro: Guy De Meyer, Geert Vilez and Eddy Corijn.
The new generation, Vincent and Laura, from Boomkwekerij Nicolai. Johan Nicolaï also has a breeding station called Zouk in addition to his tree nursery since 2009.
Agri Technology with its latest technology Airo Fresh. This technology is originally used in space travel and is now also available for fruit storage, during which the air is cleaned. Roger from Agri Technology, left, and Desmond Muir from AiroFresh, right.
The gemtlemen from Benelux Fruitservice. Maran Hermanowicz, left, and Filip Callewaert, right.
Vincent Reniers from Carolus Trees.
Ivan and Peter from Depafruit, cherry tree nursery. Ivan is responsible for the sales in Russian-language countries.
Part of the Belgian VLAM stand.
Marc van Vooren (Iltom) and Niek Finaut from REO Veiling.
The REO Veiling presents its brands and products. Left to right: Paul Demyttenaere, Tom Premereur and Dominiek Keersebilck.
Many conversations at the Invest-export Brussels stand, where importors from the European Centre from Brussels were gathered to receive their customers.
Xavier Brutyn in conversation.
Veerle van der Sypt from Fresh Trade Belgium.
Apples from Les Rives at Ringoot Fruit.
The gentlemen form Oryx in conversation.
Very cheerful faces at BelOrta’s stand. Chris de Pooter, left, and Jo Lambrecht, right. Centred is Sjors Kruiper from Fruitmasters.
Editor Belgium Gertrude Snoei with Jo Lambrecht.
Sofie Lambrecht with the Lily tomatoes at The Wall of Innovations.
The Wall of Innovations from BelOrta with various new products and packagings.
Annick Boussier, left, in conversation.
At the VLAM stand people could network over a drink and a snack.
Raf de Blaiser from LAVA celebrated his birthday during the fair.
At the VLAM stand.
VLAM and LAVA. Left to right: Koen Vanswijgenhoven, Ludo Willems, Ilse Ceulemans and Nele van Avermaet.
Thais Mees and Nele van Avermaet from VLAM with the various vegetables. The ladies will be present at many foreign fairs again this year, including Foodex, CPMA and India Fresh Produce.
The BFV team is visible happy.
DBS and DBS Agro. Left to right: Victor Bernad, Jozef Tilkin and Dominique Severijns.
Mariette Hansen and Jos Jordens export much to Germany. Gemex was also present for the 25th time this year.
The team from Bel'Export increases every year.
New this year was the Veg@table concept, which allows consumers to cultivate they own lettuce at home. Last year the company introduced the Archiduc - the same concept, but with mushrooms. For export, the Archiduc entered into a coopeartaion withCalsa. Peter Denys from Calsa, left, and Hilde Lapierre, right.
A rack can be bought with the pots to hang the homegrown lettuce.
Stefaan Delmeire from Binst…
Jan and Charlotte Warnez (left and right) with smiling faces. Centred is Peter van Steenkiste. Last year, Warnez doubled its company surface.
The gentlemen from Dries Sebrechts Fruit have customers visiting.
Tomato cultivator and supplier Rotom was at the fair for the first time this year. Left to right: Lieven Coppieters, Tom de Winter and Luc Claus.
Jonathan Vandesande from Weiss.
A nice crowd for the Belgians.
Conference could be tasted between the acts.
Van Laethem meets Vanco.
The new magazine from Group A. de Witte, in which the various branches of the group are described. Pictured is CEO Achiel talking.
Maarten van Cauwenberghe from Air Cargo Belgium. Air Cargo Belgium’s aim is to present Brucargo as an attractive logistical platform.
Maarten de Moor (LAVA), Rita Demaré (Chairwoman REO Veiling) Leo Baestaens (Chairman BelOrta) and two French cultivators.
Jos Derwael, Leo Baestaens and Jos Claes.
Brussels Airport was also present again with various companies, including Adelantex.
The Stoffels family was compleet. The company presented its new house style and packaging line during the fair.
Tomato-flavoured macarons were developed especially for the customers.
The LTV team in conversation.
Zespri had a new stand this year.
The Cibel cart.
The smiling team from Group A. de Witte.
Achiel de Witte.
Kris Wouters from Wouters Fruithandel in an animated conversation.
Devos Group is also having interesting conversations.
Rudi Callens from Dauchy, right.
Olivier van Assche visiting Guido De Plecker.
Valérie Braems and Clemence Depuis from Pacbelimex.
Just this once Curd Vanmarcke, right, from Vergro wanted to be photographed. He is one of the traders that has been part of the Fruit Logistica since the beginning.
The younger generation from RTL Patat. This year, RTL Patat will expand with new products. Besides potatoes, onions and carrots are now also being marketed.
Jurgen Duthoo from Bart's Potato Company, centre.
Stijn Wecks (right) in conversation with Thierry Nuttin and Marion van Cauteren from the ECFG.
David Bamps from D&G Fruit and his partner.
Charles-Henri Deprez, Marleen Vaesen and Hein Deprez from Greenyard.
Debbie Driessens and Wouter de Koning from Fresh Connection.
Hans Frans from DP Survey Group was also at the stand from Port of Antwerp this year. DP Survey Group is an expert agency and sees growth potential in Africa.
Luc Adriaensen from IDP.
Steve Alaerts and Kris Onghena from foodcareplus.
Maartje Driessens and Stefanie D'Herde from the Port of Antwerp. A press breakfast was organised, which featured a talk about the importance of this harbour for perishables. Many types of fruit arrive in Antwerp.
Jan-Willem Schrijver from Emerson.
Stefaan and Tim van Gerdo visiting Steven Beuselinck from Luik Natie Coldstore.
The conversations are starting at the stand from the Port of Antwerp.
Keylor Quiros from Intermodal, Johan Verelst (Eimskip BE) Peter van der Woude (Eimskip NL), Diego Chinchilla (CRC Carriers) and Martijn van der Velden (Eimskip NL).
Jan Simons, Stefanie Meganck and Peter Tops from EuroFruitPorts.
Maartje Driessens and Stefanie D'Herde, the ladies from the Port of Antwerp.
The communal stand from Fresfel, SHAFFE, Europat and WAPA.
Tom Hazelof from Wonderful presented the Pistaches.
Patrick de Roeck was visiting.
The Chiquita promotor is usually female, but this time a man handed out the bananas.
Johan Chrétien from Rejofresh with his partner.
Joep Jongmans from Special Fruit.
Cesar Castrat from Del Sol Fresh (left).
Tony Fissette from Enzafruit with the new Jazz apple box.
Virtual Reality by Zespri. People could watch a 360 degree film, which followed the kiwi fruit from start to finish, from orchard to shop. Wonderful to experience! This film will soon be shared with consumers to give an experience of the fruit.
Twenty years of Zespri! Bert Barmans and Nele Moorthamers have both been active in the company for years already as well.
New concept: the cracking Monkey. Pili nuts in a bag.
Koen de Bruyne from De Bruyne in conversation.
Potato machines from AVR
Pumps from Packo.
Part of the team from Fam/Stumabo.
Only happy faces for Tomra. Left to right: Dries de Block, Christian Hofsommer, Joris Wuyts and Alexander Thelen (Contact Germany).
Marc Polleunis from Agrofrost offers machines to combat frost in the cultivation of fruit
Meetings at Key Technology.
Rik Valk from Bruynooghe in conversation.
Reception at the stand of the European Centre.
Armelle Moonens from Van Laethem with her son.
Cédric Geens from Jonckheere (centre).
Steven Lauwers from Vegobel in conversation.
The ladies from Capespan.
Achiel Ryckaert with QTee.
Nicolas Stevens from Better3Fruit.
Raf Rutten and Achiel Ryckaert
Interni Film visiting its customers. Stijn Vereet and Hans Berk.
Cédric Bleuset from Hollyberry at the VLAM stand.
A pleasant crowd.
Tamara Chaloulakos from GKE.