Posted on November 14, 2017

HDG the fruit consultants again ISO 9001 certified

HDG the fruit consultants extends its ISO 9001:2015 certification. HDG has been the first survey/quality inspection company in the fruit and vegetable sector in the Netherlands to be ISO 9001:2015 certified. 

The ISO 9001 certification assesses whether an organization meets the requirements of both customers and the organization itself, as well as laws and regulations applicable to the product. The various components of the certification are proper guidelines for establishing and setting up a Quality Management System.

The international standard focuses on indicating your actions and complying with that, continually asking for a burden of proof. HDG has adapted the ten chapters of the ISO 9001:2015 standard in their Quality Management System from the early stages on and were then classified by the DNV GL Group. 

With over fifty employees operating from all the Dutch fruit and vegetable branches and from establishments in Spain, Northern Germany and China, HDG is one of the major surveyors in fruits and vegetables. With our ISO 9001:2015 certification, HDG is looking forward to serve you even better.

HDG the fruit consultants ISO 9001 certified
Posted on April 7, 2017

Vacancy International Claims Coordinator

HDG | the fruit consultants is a well-respected survey and inspection company, with a global reach. Since 1981 we are partners of the fruit- as well as the insurance industry. HDG in association with network partners provide a specialist worldwide service for handling transportation and storage claims. We have offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and China. 

Due to constant growth of our organization a new exciting opportunity has arisen for an:

International Claims Coordinator 

in our department International Claims. The successful applicant will manage and control the new and existing claims of our principals; the international underwriters of perishable cargo.

Read more about the vacancy of International Claims Coordinator or contact us.  

Posted on April 5, 2017

HDG develops analysis tool to test waxed mangoes

HDG the fruit consultants has developed an unique and user friendly analysis tool to test waxed mangoes. The developed test is a result of a specific client case, where the question to use or not to use a particular wax on their mangoes came to light. 
We tested both a natural and waxed mango under water by filling it with air and compared the results.

Testing a natural mango:


Testing a waxed mango: 

The pressurized air in a non treated mango escapes via the lenticels. In the waxed mango the air couldn't escape because the wax closed most of the lenticels. The result of an application with the wrong wax resulted in suffocation of the inner tissue of mango, which is proven by the HDG the fruit consultants developed ethanol test.