Partners of OTFLOW
Our Team

Our Rotterdam-based company is driven by a passion to reduce fruit waste on a global scale and making sure more fruit reaches the shelfs of the supermarket.

Get to know us

Otto de Groot


Founder of the OTFLOW concept
35 Years of fruit quality survey experience
Mission is to improve the entire food chain

Ronald Hagenstein


Partner of OTFLOW BV
Passion for visual communication
Founded a Design Agency in '13

Marc Reijm


Partner of OTFLOW BV
Well knowledged all-round mechanic
Always ready to help others

Michiel Minnaar

Head of Sales

10 Years of experience in commodities
Passion for adding value
Debater by nature

Mathijs Lenselink


Experienced financial advisor
Owns multiple bikes for racing
Superior skills in Microsoft Excel

Victor Straatman


Impact entrepeneur
Does trail runs of 50 miles
Founder of Redkiwi and

Rick Vliet-Vlieland

Digital Sherpa

Provides important online insights
Knows all about SEO & SEA
Thinks in #hashtags

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Reducing fruit waste on a global scale

With 3 local offices we ship to companies world wide.

The challenge

The problem comes from an uneven distribution of cold air inside the reefer container. The cold air from the cooling unit does not reach all corners of the container resulting in hot spots. These hot spots increase the respiration rate of the fruit.

A container ship transporting fruit

Data-driven solution

In 2016, the University of Wageningen performed several tests to prove once and for all what works best to improve the airflow inside containers. “The form that turned out to be the most favourable, is the one now used by Otflow”.

45% of all fruit is still going to waste.

Help us in our mission to reduce fruit waste on a global scale, one container at the time.

Article about OTFLOW in newspaper Algemeen Dagblad

In the news

The new floor cover created by OTFLOW improves the airflow inside containers by 30%. With this Dutch innovation the quality of fruit improves and the fruit waste is reduced. "OTFLOW is a revolution in the shipping and transport industry. Recent research from the University of Wageningen show that OTFLOW creates more stable temperatures inside containers, as a result....

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