For 70 years, we have offered exporters and importers logistical services for their fresh produce. Thanks to our strategic location at the Agri Business Centre Westland, convenient for both the Rotterdam Harbour and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, we can make quick transfers to get your fresh products into our cold stores—everything to keep your product as fresh as possible.

You can monitor your product through our WEBPORTAL-TOOL for your complete shipment reports, movements, services and costs. To measure is to know!

Our History

Varekamp Coldstores was established in 's-Gravenzande in 1953 as a family business for the refrigerated storage of grapes grown in the horticultural region of "Westland". In 2001, Varekamp moved to its present location at Agri Business Centre Westland, Poeldijk. At the beginning of 2022, Varekamp Coldstores Holland B.V. (VCH) was taken over by Europe Retail Packing B.V. (ERP) and Nowee Fresh Logistics BV, Willem Nowee, who has been managing director of the company for the past 20 years. 

Together strong with Europe Retail Packing

ERP has been the leading packaging specialist for importers and exporters of fresh produce for 20 years. ERP handles your fruit and veg at five locations in The Netherlands, with more than 60 production lines, ripening cells and sophisticated sorting lines. Their product specialists can advise you on the best packaging solution for your product based on the food miles. Europe Retail Packing specialises in packing and sorting sweet potatoes, citrus, blueberries, grapes, fresh herbs, fine vegetables, exotics and greenhouse vegetables.

ERP’s Poeldijk location

Varekamp Coldstores Holland and the  ERP headquarters are located at an agribusiness centre with approx. 60 other companies involved in our fresh products business.

ERP Poeldijk operates at two sites with extensive packaging machinery, cold rooms, ripening rooms and two state-of-the-art Aweta-sorting lines for avocados and mangoes.

As a combination of ERP and Varekamp Coldstores Holland, we can offer our customers the complete full-service package from ‘harbour to consumer’. Customs, transport, storage, packaging, ripening... You name it; we can handle it. Truly one-stop shopping!

Our core values:

  • Together we can! With a sincere commitment to our customers, suppliers and colleagues
  • Powered by knowledge, knowledge is power
  • Flexible in service, reliable in delivery

Our pride

Pallet space
Packaging machines
Ripening cells
Mango and Avocado automatic sorting lines

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Responsive use of material: 

2023 no black plastic in our production (is not recyclable). 

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Reduction plastic materials: 

2025 30% reduction in weight of plastic material, monitored since 2020.

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Recyclable material:

In 2025 we offer 100% of our packaging material in mono material and hybrid solutions. 

In 2025 50% is of recycle material. 

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Education and information for stakeholders: 

All packaging material for retailers contain the right recycling symbol. 

We inform and make our employees aware of sustainable packaging solutions and developments. 

Find out what ERP can do for you.