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PROCUREMENT

Produced all over the world for us, distributed all over Europe for you!

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QUALITY

… and always reliable!

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01. Fruchthansa
Over 50 years experience in importing, distribution, logistics, packaging and ripening
We combine production and retail, and have been a reliable partner for our producers and customers as an owner-managed family business for over 50 years. We and our long-standing partners in production, drive innovation...
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02. Strategy
We are the link between the production and retail sector in every part of the fresh supply chain.
We are your partners for global product procurement, and our many years of experience have enabled us to build a network of reliable international supplier relationships to serve our customers. This allows us to react flexibly...
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03. Added value
In addition to the quality and taste of our products, what matters most to us is fairness, product safety and sustainability.
The flawless quality and taste of our products is our top priority, which is why we regularly inspect our products from the source and directly at our logistics hubs. We are passionate about...
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Services
We can do so much for you

We can offer you the following services as a complete process chain. You can, of course, combine and request only the individual services that are of interest to you.

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Procurement
Expertise/knowhow
With over 50 years of experience as an owner-managed company, we have developed unique expertise in the entire international fresh food supply...
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First-hand procurement of goods
We source our products directly from the producer in the country of origin and attach great importance to direct contact, which gives us a trusting...
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Procurement
Producer audits
We regularly carry out documented producer audits, thus ensuring our quality requirements and those of our customers. In addition...
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Logistics
We organise our goods procurement every day by sea, land and, in specific cases, by air. In so doing, we aim to select the most environmentally...
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Year-round product availability
We have a large number of supplier relationships in the most diverse countries of origin around the globe, and can obtain almost any product...
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Fruit processing
Storage
Our modern logistics hub in Wesseling near Cologne has a large number of cold storage cells in which the temperature is regulated...
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Fruit processing
Packing
Our packing station enables us to respond flexibly and quickly to the needs of our customers. No limits are imposed on the type and quality of packing you may...
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Fruit processing
Packaging
The option and ability to repackage goods, e.g. from loose goods in sales packaging or into different packaging units, increases our flexibility...
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Fruit processing
Ripening
We have a high-performance ripening machine to ripen products including bananas, avocados and mangoes, which corresponds to the modern...
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Fruit processing
Analysis/quality control
Quality management is a central task in our range of services for you. Our highly qualified team of agricultural and horticultural scientists...
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Distribution
Order picking
We group deliveries from a large number of product batches at our modern logistics centre and then consolidate these as a complete delivery...
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Distribution
Delivery using our own fleet of vehicles
Freight space is an essential part of the supply chain in our business and we therefore maintain a fleet of vehicles of various capacities to ensure...
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Distribution
Administration
We can also manage goods handling for all our service customers at our locations and can provide the relevant documentation...
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Consultancy
Product design
We can provide any type of product design, from individual boxes with a specific shape and design, to small and more artistic. We are happy...
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Consultancy
Sales planning
Our many years of experience and extensive database form the basis for product selection, sales volume planning and pricing for our customers...
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Consultancy
Advertising planning
We are familiar with seasonal product availability and consumer demand, and use targeted advertising planning to help our partners meet supply...
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Consultancy
Procurement strategy
One major challenge is to match the seasonal and cultural characteristics of all product origins with product characteristics and customer...
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Consultancy
Training
We are happy to pass on our knowledge. Employee training can be provided on any of our areas of expertise as required. In so doing, we can...
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Fruchthansa
Our products

Our business is fresh products, which we source for from all over the world. Below is an extract from our product range and the major countries of origin:

Fruchthansa
Our values: Your advantages
Flexibility

We are well aware that business is fast-moving and dynamic. The limited shelf life of our products requires just-in-time delivery processes. This poses a challenge for us, but also makes our work unique and exciting.

Martin Bliersbach
Martin Bliersbach
Head of the Distribution Centre, Wesseling
Quality

Quality is essential in our business in the perishable products sector. In addition to the freshness of the goods and the shelf life, taste is always one of the main aspects in terms of quality. I am convinced that quality is what wins consumers over.

Annabell Redegeld
Annabell Redegeld
Head of Quality Management
Reliability

A long-term (and) trusting cooperation with our customers and producers worldwide has been the basis of our company for over 50 years.

And that won't change in the future!

Daniel Grümmer
Daniel Grümmer
Executive Director

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Company
History

Shaped by the dynamic development of our industry: a success story since 1968!

1971

Construction of warehouse business at wholesale market in Cologne

1972

Connected to the rail system

1973

First expansion of the warehouse at wholesale market

1976

Expansion of offices in the wholesale market hall

1983

Warehouse expansion II at wholesale market

1986

New construction of office building at wholesale market in Cologne

1995

Warehouse expansion III at wholesale market in Cologne

2003

Office expansion at wholesale market in Cologne

2009

New construction and move to our new Logistic Center in Wesseling

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Useful information
In a nutshell
The refractometer determines the sugar content of fruit. The optical measuring device uses light refraction to show the concentration of dissolved substances, and this content approximates the sugar content and is expressed in degrees Brix (° Brix).
The bananas destined for the EU market are not allowed to ripen on the plant as they quickly burst and the texture becomes floury and rotten. They are harvested green in the country of origin and matured in Germany in special ripening chambers for several days at 14-18 °C. The addition of the natural ripening agent ethylene ensures the bananas are ready to eat. The colour of the banana changes from green to yellow and starch is converted into sugar during this process.
The field refers to a specific cultivated plot of land, i.e. an area used for agricultural purposes. The farmer uses a field record to monitor his various agricultural activities on his fields.
The penetrometer determines the firmness of the pulp. This is also an important criterion for determining the optimal harvest time. A punch is pressed into the pulp and the force used is measured in kg/cm².
Calibre denotes the sizing of fruit and vegetables, i.e. apples or courgettes. Sizing is based on weight, diameter or length, and is generally indicated on the labelling.
Tomatoes are among the vegetables that are most sensitive to the cold. Storage below 8-10 °C, e.g. in the refrigerator deteriorates the internal quality, the volatile flavours are not fully formed and the tomatoes therefore lose a great deal of their taste.
Shelf life is the durability of fresh fruit and vegetables between the period after harvesting and the point of sale. Temperature and the storage time of the products in the storeroom shelf or refrigerated shelf are important factors influencing shelf life. Some fruit only becomes enjoyable to eat during the shelf life, e.g. bananas, kiwis, avocados and mangoes.
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