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.

The Team

Otto de Groot

Founder

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

Ronald Hagenstein

CEO

Passion for visual communication
Former (freelance) Digital Designer
Co-founder 

Marc Reijm

COO

Well knowledged all-round technician
Always ready to help others
Business Partner

Michiel Minnaar

Head of Sales

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

Mathijs Lenselink

CFO

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

Joeri Struijs

Traineeship

Loves football
Business Management student
Passion for innovation

Victor Straatman

Advisor

Founder of Redkiwi and Meatme.ca
Impact entrepeneur
50+ miles trail runner

Harm Verpaalen Business Development Advisor OTFLOW

Harm Verpaalen

Business Advisor

Business Development Advisor
All about supply chain solutions
'A warm interest in cold matters'

Rick Vliet-Vlieland

Web Analist

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

Reducing fruit waste on a global scale

Our clients ship 10.000+ containers of fruit per year

Worldmap OTFLOW shipping
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Solution to temperature claims

OTFLOW on FreshPlaza.com

It is not an unknown problem: keeping the temperature of fruit optimal during sea transport is a challenge. The fruit export industry is plagued by claims that fruit loses its quality along the way due to an incorrect temperature...

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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.

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.

OUR SOLUTION
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”.

THE RESEARCH

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