Fruitify Experts B.V. goes cycling for Sport for Others
On 11 September, a part of our team will cycle for Sport for Others. We will take up the challenge and cycle 100 km. With the sponsor money we raise, we contribute to a sustainable water supply in the dry and silted Shalla, Ethiopia. Do you want to support us, check the website of Sport for Others: www.sportforothers.com/deelnemers/leander-van-bellen
The next introduction of one of our team members is Hans Troost, Senior-Surveyor
Hans is 57 years old, married and lives in Stellendam. His hobbies are walking with his 2 dogs, gardening, traveling and photography. He started his career at Messrs FTK in Bleiswijk which used to be one of the leading importers of exotics.
In 2012 Hans joined a brand new company with the name HDG Services, which has now grown into a leading company in the expertise world named Fruitify Experts.
Hans followed various studies on quality assurance of fruit and vegetables. The latest study – Refrigerated Technology Course - was at the University of Wageningen. Also due to various trips to production areas of grapes, citrus etc. his pre-harvest knowledge has increased enormously.
What Hans likes most about his job? Working with international contacts from all over the world, giving them consultancy and to share information with each other and also with the whole Fruitify Experts team. The wide range of products which need to be inspected is also what he likes very much. Every day is a challenge!
Hans’ motto is: less words but more actions.
This time we meet Ruby van Wijk, Office Manager
Ruby is 28 years old, she lives in Berkel en Rodenrijs with her partner and cat. They are currently busy preparing things for their move to Bergschenhoek in March. In her spare time Ruby likes to go for a walk and hang out with friends.
Ruby has been working as Office Manager at Fruitify Experts since 2018. On a daily basis, she takes care of the planning of the quality controls, the invoicing of the QC’s and other associated administrative tasks. Ruby is also KAM-coördianator and involved in the ISO certification of Fruitify Experts. Furthermore she fulfills a large part of the HR tasks within Fruitify Experts. This autum she will start a subsequent training for HR. Ruby really enjoys the diversity of her work and working with her colleagues!
Ruby’s motto: Where there is a will, there is a way.
We are Fruitify Experts!
This is the new name of HDG Services, which expresses more accurately to who we are and what we do. We continue to guarantee the same independent quality of fruit inspections.
You know HDG Services from our independent quality inspections. But apart from those we started another project this year. HDG Services is going to take a new step.
The 4th of January 2021 we will have a big announcement. Stay tuned! We'll keep you posted...
Let's continue with the introduction of our team. This time Alexander Veltman, Senior-surveyor and Planner
Alexander is 48 years old, married and has 4 children and also 1 grandchild. He started his career as junior QC at Messrs The Greenery in Kampen in 1992.
Alexander followed various studies on quality assurance of fruit and vegetables. The latest study was at Wageningen University, provided by UC-Davis from California. The last few years, Alexander is also the person who takes care of the planning within the company. It is very challenging, but also a nice job to ensure the best planning for the complete team at all the different locations every day.
What he likes most about his job? Working with international contacts from all over the world. In addition working in a team as part of the team, to ensure that we get the job done every day.
Alexander's motto is: Don't think in terms of problems, but in terms of solutions.
Let's introduce our team to you. We start with Leander van Bellen, Managing Director
Leander started HDG Services in 2012.
Leander is 49 years old, married and has 4 children. He started his career as junior QC at Messrs Citronas in Rotterdam in 1991. He became registered surveyor in 2007 which is officially acknowledged by the Dutch Institute of Registered Surveyors ( NIVRE). Leander is currently studying next to his full time job. He is doing a MBA at the Business University of Nyenrode that specializes in Business & Sustainable Transitions. In his spare time Leander likes to sail or work in the garden.
What he likes most about his job? Every day is different! The international contacts and the constant changes in the branche bring out the best in him. It’s also great to see employees develop into independent experts.
Leander’s motto is : We guarantee quality, no matter what!
HDG Services on Safari.
Last weekend: teambuilding with almost the entire team. It was great to see each other and to spent time with our team. We were guests at TeamTripper, a beautiful place and experience in our own small country.
Busy with making brand new plans with Brand Matters Creatives and Id4U.
To be continued.
Fruitify Experts sponsors Mirriam house in Paarl, South Africa. In the heart of Mbekweni, a township on the outskirts of Paarl, lives quite an extraordinary family. It is here where one mother and her twenty children optimize the core value of being a family: unconditional love.
Mirriam serves them on a daily basis proving food, shelter, clothes, schooling and love. We as Fruitify Experts were very happy that we were able to hand over a cheque to ‘Uncle Christo’ from The Grape community. They are fund and manage the house. It was so great to speak with Mirriam in person and to see what she is doing for those kids.