Kimco N.V. is one of the biggest suppliers of carrots in Europe. Yearly, we harvest hundreds of hectares of carrots in Belgium and the Netherlands. We also process onions, garlic and scallions for the Belgian market as well as for export.
Due to the increasing demand for organic products, we have extended our range with organic carrots and onions.
From June to December the carrots are harvested fresh from the field and transported to the packing house in Dendermonde, Belgium. From October to November large quantities are harvested and stored in the cool stores in Fernelmont, Belgium This allows us to provide carrots throughout the year. Once customers place orders, the carrots are then transported back to Dendermonde for packing.
From June to September the onions are harvested fresh from the field. To guarantee year-round supply, the onions are kept in storage locations from the end of September. The onions are then transported to Dendermonde for packing to meet our customers’ orders.
Three locations and forty employees are responsible for a yearly production of more then 50 million kilos of carrots and 12 million kilos of onions!
IMPORTATION & EXPORTATION
|Washing and packing of carrots and onions take place at our headquarters in Dendermonde.||
In Fernelmont (in the North-East of Namur) the unwashed carrots are stored for the winter period. Fernelmont has a storage capacity of 30.000 tonnes.
Departing from the large distribution centre of Frugro in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, the orders are sent to our retail and wholesale customers.