Leading importer of exotics

On the international market, BUD Holland is a leading importer of exotic fruit, exotic vegetables and specialties from all over the world. In addition to fruit and vegetables, BUD Holland offers a wide range of products, including wild and cultivated mushrooms, soft fruit, mini vegetables, sea greens, fresh herbs and niche products. BUD Holland primarily supplies to (catering) wholesalers and supermarket chains throughout Europe.

More than 40 years of experience is reflected in our expert product knowledge, excellent contact with certified growers and suppliers and a seamless planning of fully temperature controlled logistics.

BUD Holland supplies all of its products from stock. BUD Holland is ahead of market demand ensuring that products are always in stock. Fresh and of the highest quality. As a result we were able to achieve a leading position on the international import market. A position which we continue to maintain and strengthen.

Fresh stays fresh thanks to high-tech storage

BUD Holland handles its products in a huge storage and transhipment facility, incorporating a 7,800 m² climate controlled warehouse. It houses computer-controlled cooler units, a freezer unit and a small packaging department.

Large in volume, great in attention to detail

BUD Holland imports huge volumes of products. Yet all orders are delivered exactly as agreed: in the right quantities and in the right type of packaging. Under climate conditions which of course meet the requirements of each individual product.

The employees of BUD Holland are experts in exotics and they know exactly how the often delicate products should be handled to ensure optimal quality is maintained. From their temperature controlled arrival, sorting and repackaging through to storage and transhipment, the products are literally in good hands. This guarantees all products are perfectly fresh.

History

Late 1969, BUD Holland B.V. is incorporated as the Dutch sales office of the Belgian company 'House of BUD SA', a joint venture of the German entrepreneur Fritz Valentin Marschall and the American company BUD Antle Inc. The name BUD is the nickname of one of its incorporators, Lester Victor (BUD) Antle. The BUD is still part of our company logo.

The company is established on the premises of the former Delft vegetable auction centre in Den Hoorn, a small village near Delft, from where BUD Holland ships the imported products to wholesale companies in the Netherlands and abroad.

In the early years, the company primarily focuses on importing iceberg lettuce and radishes from America, originating from BUD Antle Inc.'s fields in Salinas, California. After 1975, the company switches to the importation and exportation of exotic and off-season fruit and vegetable products.

The innovative character of the company, its strict financial policy and its supreme care for quality contribute towards its success. Furthermore, the selection of top quality suppliers across the world, as well as its logistic expertise guarantee the delivery of fresh high quality products. This attention to quality and the strict delivery requirements BUD Holland enforces, are some of the reasons for moving to an ultra modern new facility at the 'Transportcentrum Westland' in Maasdijk in 1995.

Because of expected future developments, it is decided in 1999 that this facility is too small to meet increasing customer demand. The decision is taken to extend the facilities with a temperature controlled 3,000 m² warehouse. This has as an added benefit that the level of attention paid to storage, shipment and freshness of products can be further increased.

In its continuous drive to innovate its product range and customer service, BUD Holland decides to again extend the existing facilities and to invest in a state of the art small packaging department. This also made it possible to offer the carefully selected product range fit for immediate consumption.

Timeline BUD Holland

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Corporate Social Responsibility

BUD Holland applies the three basic principles of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), investing in People, Planet and Profit, quite literally. BUD Holland helps its suppliers, many of whom are located in developing countries, to operate more sustainably and efficiently. One way in which this is achieved is through BUD Holland's close cooperation with C.O.L.E.A.C.P. (www.coleacp.org), which utilizes its PIP programmes to achieve revolutionary results and create new opportunities, especially in the so-called ACP countries.

Almost all of BUD Holland's suppliers are Global Gap certified, demanded by today's market, and by BUD Holland.

With respect to its own operations, the company aims to achieve sustainability, minimising its impact on the environment as much as possible.

Bud Holland in society

A company is the cornerstone of society. Since time immemorial, companies and society have been irrevocably linked. BUD Holland is in touch with society and is actively involved in different social groups in the neighbouring community. Several sports clubs, foundations and employers' organisations benefit from BUD Holland's social involvement.

Within the region, the company sponsors a large number of clubs, including Excelsior Maassluis, VDL, MSV '71, and ODO. BUD Holland also sponsors many one off and annual events.

Fundaçao Aquarela

This Brazilian foundation has made it its aim to create opportunities for younger and older children. Its activities focus on and around the coffee plantation owned by the foundation's initiator. But it is also active in the north of Brazil where it runs a large-scale schooling project in Bélem. BUD Holland has been a fan of this foundation for years and actively contributes to many of its projects and developments.

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Import

BUD Holland imports huge volumes of products. Yet all orders are delivered exactly as agreed: in the right quantities and in the right type of packaging. Under climate conditions which of course meet the requirements of each individual product.

Contact

Bud Holland
Transportweg 67 - 2676 LM Maasdijk
The Netherlands

T 0174-535353
exotics@bud.nl