30 year anniversary
About thirty years ago it started with our founder François Maes. After a few years of running a grocery store, the local sale of various berries and exotics, and two founded companies, Special Fruit saw the light of day.
Searching for soft fruit all over the world all year round, that's how it all started in 1976. At that time, only strawberries were more or less known. Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or green asparagus were high end products at that time, mainly used in the catering industry. François Maes also knew then where the opportunities were hidden and was open to take risks and to distribute these products exclusively in Europe.
We currently have 180 employees, a strong product portfolio, sales of 158 million and customers in more than 20 countries. We can proudly call ourselves a berry expert and a flexible service provider. Reasons enough to celebrate our 30th anniversary throughout the year 2020. We involve all our supporters in this process: from customer to staff member or supplier. For example, we are organising a raffle among our staff to win 5 trips to our Spanish hub, customer events, growers' days and we are concluding the year with a nice closing event in a nice accommodation. So a lot to look forward to.
We couldn't get this party year organised without the support of some of our friends. Get to know them better via their website :
Nijssen koeling : https://www.nijssen.com/nl/
KNFreshChain : https://nl.kuehne-nagel.com/nl_nl/
Van Breda : https://www.vanbreda.be/nl/
W&R Etiketten : https://www.wr-etiketten.nl/
Bio-Gas Boeye : www.biogasboeye.be
Schouw Informatisering : https://www.schouw.org/nl/