The freshness experts for the food industry

Fruit and vegetables import and export

The origins of our company, our former Dutch parent company, J. H. Wagenaar B.V., date back to 1896. J. H. Wagenaar GmbH was founded in 1981 as a subsidiary in Brunsbüttel/Holstein. Friedhelm Lauwigi took over the management of the company and relocated to Kempen in 1991. His daughter Claudia Lauwigi joined the company in 2010. Friedhelm and Claudia Lauwigi have shared the management of the company as joint leaders since 2017. J.H. Wagenaar Fruchthandel GmbH’s head office has been located in Frechen-Königsdorf, just outside Cologne, since 2018.

J. H. Wagenaar Fruchthandel GmbH is one of the leading suppliers of industrial fruit and vegetables and an established supplier to well-known customers in the processing industry.

The fruit and vegetable trade requires special expertise and quality awareness. We at J. H. Wagenaar Fruchthandel GmbH are aware of this responsibility and have consistently geared all processes towards this from the selection and training of agricultural companies, cultivation methods, harvesting, packaging

and transport as well as distribution. Uncompromising product safety is our key corporate promise. This is one of the reasons why we are a partner to leading food producers.

We confirm that the fruit and vegetables we distribute meet legal and customer-specific requirements with our higher level IFS Broker certification. We also have organic certification (in accordance with the EU Organic Regulation).

We have first-class direct contacts in German and mostly European growing areas, as well as specifically in Turkey, that have been established over many years so we work closely together with the producing companies with complete confidence.

J. H. Wagenaar Fruchthandel GmbH is your first point of contact when it comes to industrial raw materials for fruit and vegetables. Please do not hesitate to contact us! We offer you friendly and professional support.