Dedicated to client needs
More than 60% of the juices and concentrates in drums or bins entering Europe via Rotterdam is handled by HIWA. We work for major producers, traders and bottlers of fruit juices, fruit purees and concentrates. Many of their clients also work with us, and buying ‘FCA HIWA Rotterdam Port Cold Stores’ has become a concept. Today Rotterdam is a major spot market for most types of fruit juices, concentrates and purees from all over the world.
HIWA Rotterdam Port Cold Stores aims to fulfill the need of its customers to store their products based on the best price and quality ratio. The wellbeing of our employees and public health aspects of the stored foodstuffs is of utmost importance to us. Our objectives are long term continuity, developing market share and distinguishing ourselves from our competition by providing high quality service.
HIWA’s tailor made ERP system is 100% flexible and offers traceability and online access through our customer portal and is fully capable of EDI solutions. Our ERP system is connected to our custom built HIWA mobile app to ensure real-time information sharing. Enabling us to create a paperless work environment.
During the past decade we have invested heavily in developing and building the most energy efficient refrigeration installations possible. This has led to a COP factor of the HIWA installations which is among the highest if not the highest in the Dutch cold-store industry. COP stands for ‘Coefficient Of Performance’ and indicates how many units of cold are produced with one unit of electricity.
100% of electricity we use is sourced from renewable energy sources.
At the IJselhaven complex in Rotterdam, containers can be unloaded directly into cold storage facilities, which means speed, security and savings, and the fact that clients can obtain all they need at one location. Computerisation and its constant updating and upgrading means efficient management of product flows.
We sponsor several (local) initiatives whereby one or more of our employees are involved and we are partner of Compassion whereby we focus on projects in Brazil. We create many jobs for employees who have attained low levels of education, we provide in-house training for their specific tasks and, if necessary, lessons to improve their command of the Dutch language.
HIWA is a subsidiary company of the Japanese multinational Nichirei Corporation. Nichirei is one of the largest producers of cooled and frozen foodstuffs in Japan and one of the largest logistics service providers. Worldwide Nichirei has more than 150 storage and distribution facilities.