Greenyard Expands Fresh Produce Business In Germany
Belgian fresh produce company Greenyard is seeking to optimise its operations in Germany, with the opening of two new distribution centres to replace older facilities.
The company says that it has 'invested significantly' over the past two years to expand its footprint in its largest market.
This includes the launch of a new distribution centre in Eitting, close to Munich, last year, and, more recently, the opening of another distribution centre in Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, near Mainz, last month.
Both centres are equipped with technology to aid ripening, as well as value-added packing, controlled-atmosphere storage and service-providing opportunities.
"Our mission is to be the most efficient partner of the German fruit and vegetable retailers for a healthier future," said Lars Wagener, managing director of Greenyard Germany.
"This includes delivering fresh fruit and vegetables directly from the field to the customer every day. Therefore, we need a highly efficient network of distribution centres and excellent employees who support our mission," Wagener added.
With the inauguration of the new facilities, Greenyard has also announced plans to close existing logistical centres in Bremen and Neunkirchen.
Last month, the fresh produce group posted sales of €995.6 million in the third quarter of its financial year, representing a stable performance year on year.
Greenyard also announced that its CEO, Marleen Vaesen, left the company after five years in the position, and she is being replaced by the group's executive chairman, Hein Deprez.
The company is set to release its full-year results on 5 June.
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