Following the strategic decision of enlarging sales and sourcing areas, Rhumveld decided back in 2014 to open a Sales- and Sourcing office in Austria as well.
Main markets, which are covered from this office are Austria , Switzerland, Slovenia and Croatia. Roland Hartl, who is managing this office, is in the food business for more than 15 years already, and has a wide experience and network on sales as well as on the purchasing side.
To optimize logistics and to ensure on time deliveries all our customers in this area are being served out of a central warehouse, located in the Styria, in Lannach near Graz. Not only logistics is provided from that location, but also the recleaning of European origin pumpkinseeds takes part there.
With the opening of the sales office, Rhumveld also started to do contract farming together with Austrian and central European farmers. Both, organic and conventional pumpkinseeds are being contracted in the region during early spring time and after harvesting in Autumn, the pumpkins are being separated and recleaned exclusively for Rhumveld.
Quality control is being insured locally by Mr. Hartl but also by the QA team from Holland who do audits in Austria on a regular scale.