Just a couple of years ago, Walter Doens could never have thought that his company would develop into an enterprise of international allure. The current managing director of Doens Food Ingredients (DFI) and descendant from a miller’s family, is a familiar person in the world of organic food ingredients. He started as a small regional trader in grains, got in a rapid over the last few years and has expanded to a player on the organic food market who should not be underestimated.
At a stone’s throw away from main European ports as Antwerp and Rotterdam one can find a company that considers the entire world as its arena. DFI has obtained a great name with the import and export from and to a significant number of countries. Not only the trade is important, because the business possesses very modern machinery to treat the products. Roasting, colour sorting, mixing, grinding and polishing are just some of the many treating techniques that DFI utilizes. Moreover DFI operates own cooled and isolated silo’s and warehouses.
The organic food sector demands quality and that’s what DFI guarantees. The treating processes have been certified HACCP and GMP and follow therefore very strict quality criterions. Besides the company has highly qualified personnel that feels at ease in an international environment and as a result is able to acquire the best out of the market. The extensive product range, the flexible attitude and the personal attention contribute to the fact that DFI’s customers are satisfied people.
As a result of the increasing sales of organic spices, herbs, grains, beans, nuts, dried fruits, lentils, seeds, rice and many other products (the total assortment consists of more than 1000 items), Walter Doens’ company currently offers work to almost 25 employees. And the end of the company’s success is not yet in sight, because the market grows considerably. With own projects in different countries and ongoing innovation, DFI is working on a promising and durable future.
DFI seems to bring the VOC era back to life. The trading company is aiming more and more at oriental, outlandish products and trades in a way that our country knew in the 17th century. The sailing boats in the meantime have been replaced by container ships, but the resemblance with the advanced business spirit of our pioneering ancestors is obvious. Walter Doens together with his fellow workers are working towards a new Golden Age. During its journey to that golden era the flag-ship cannot make it without good crew and that’s why DFI is looking for ambitious people who want to make a big success out of the Doens company.