ABC Westland Agri & Food is a agro business park in the heart of the Westland region (the Dutch centre for greenhouse horticulture close to the Port of Rotterdam) where all the links in the agrofood supply chain are represented. It accommodates such businesses as import and export companies, grading companies, packing centres, transport companies, cold storage warehouses, and service providers and will soon include a wholesale centre serving the retail produce and hospitality/catering sectors. From the production and import of produce to the final products for consumers: ABC Westland is where it happens.
Synergy between various sectors
Although ABC Westland Agri & Food is at the heart of the international agrofood sector, ornamental plants companies and commercial horticulture suppliers are also making use of ABC Westland and its facilities. These sectors, too, are growing steadily and becoming an integrated part of the agro business park.
Collaboration benefits all
ABC Westland Agri & Food accommodates many produce-related companies. Short lines of communication between all of them mean efficient cooperation. And, because all the elements in the supply chain are represented at ABC Westland, the businesses here can respond quickly to market developments. The opening of Food Center Westland in 2015 will add to this advantage since this new wholesale operation will create a direct link with the consumer market.
Hygienic, safe and prestigious
Food processing has to satisfy the strictest hygienic criteria. Although a company that handles produce may be chiefly responsible for this, ABC Westland Agri & Food does its part as well. ABC Westland has its own park management dedicated to safety, and the Technical Services Department makes sure that processes in the agro park run smoothly. This ensures continuity seven days a week, 24 hours a day.