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Veco BV

At Veco BV we process vegetables into a semi-finished product for industrial customers. We are specialized in growing and peeling silverskin onions and washing and sorting Parisian carrots. Every year we process approximately 40,000 tons of vegetables.
Veco is in possession of food safety certificate and qualified at sustainable arable farming. Also the company is certified to process organic products. Veco is a family business founded in 1975 and plays a progressive role in the vegetable industrie since the founding of the company. Until 2014 Veco was  active in the flower bulb sector. This year Veco chose for further specialization in silverskin onions and Parisian carrots. Partly by the continuing increase in scale  in the  bulb sector and the stricter requirements for food safety and hygiene in the vegetable processing industrie. With a regular team of 30 employees en 160 temporary workers the products are being processed at our processing site.

Expanding coldstore and processing

With a view to the future, Veco invested in a new processing site in 2015 to process the harvest. Also the coldstores have been expanded up to 61.000 m3 and will be equipped with dock shelters to load faster and more efficient. The new cold stores can also be for hire for third parties for storage of carrots, cabbage and various other products.

Conditioning cell

In the fall of 2017 Veco BV realized a conditioning cell for own breeding of seed and seed production. We store the seeds in this conditioning cell which we gain trough own breeding. During the construction period there is a lot of attention paid to sustainability and future-proofing the building. Some examples are:

  • The building is non-flammable
  • Trough climate control a constant temperature and humidity are guaranteed
  • The floor is build 50 cm above ground-level to prevent water damage in extreme weather conditions
  • By using solar panels the building can provide its own energy needs in a sustainable way
  • Rainwater is drained to the infiltration pond

Trough the realization of this building it is possible for Veco to take a quality step forward because the seed production and storage is in own hands so Veco can monitor the quality. This project is made possible from the regulation: POP physical investments for innovation and modernization of agricultural enterprises Flevoland 2017.

Quality Systems

To guarantee and improve the quality of business operations we have implanted a few quality systems at Veco. Veco is in possession of the next certificates:

  • Bio certificate: A certificate given by SKAL. SKAL is an independent supervisor for demonstrable reliability in organic products and production processes. These processes must comply with legal requirements.
  • VVAK: A Dutch recognized quality system for cultivation in combination with sustainability.
  • FSSC22.000: A certificate for demonstrable food safety of the production process and the product. The certificate is globally recognized.
  • Global GAP: a quality system for cultivation, production processes and the product. The certificate has regulations for food safety, sustainability and quality.

In 2019 Veco started for the first time to certify the company for GlobalGAP. The demand of the customer is constantly increasing for a worldwide recognized food safety system. The VVAK on its own doesn’t comply anymore and the question to a harmonized system was increasing.

With the arrival of the GlobalGAP the production processes and cultivation are performed and documented according the regulations of the GlobalGAP.

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