Fresh Retail Packing Sp zoo (FRP) has opened a branch in Grojec, Poland. Dutchman Ted van den Berg and Artur Tomasiuk from Poland are in charge. The company offers a complete fruit and vegetable service. That includes sorting, packing, repacking, storage, and transshipment.
"We founded FRP in January. We have a 2,200m2 location available. That includes four cooling cells and two docks," says Ted. "We saw opportunities in the market. That's for trade pre-selection from the growers to retailers. And that's how the company was born. We do things like package peppers, bell peppers, and kiwis in flow packs. We also pack citrus in netting, among other things."
"Producers who supply retailers need partners. These must act as a 'filter' between growers and supermarkets. That's so the goods arrive at stores in the agreed-upon shape and quality," Ted continues. "That sometimes means additional selection. Or repackaging of boxes and pallets, damaged or not. Things can easily happen during transportation."
"Sometimes the end client or form the wares must be delivered in isn't yet 100% certain. Even when they're already underway. Even that we can handle quickly and professionally." Sustainability is also important in the Polish market. "Here too, the trend is increasingly towards environmentally friendly packaging. In other words, less plastic and more recycled material and organic packaging. There's also still considerable growth to be achieved here," Ted concludes.