The company

We were practically born into the fruit and vegetable trade.

From small market stand to established player in the European fresh produce market.

It all began with Maria Welsch-Berdin, who sold her produce at the weekly market after the war. Her son Hans expanded the business and began selling fruit and vegetables at the wholesale market in Saarbrücken. Grandson Hans Josef took the reins in 1986 and began to expand in the direction of the Rungis wholesale market. His son Frederik has already taken on some management duties and will continue running the company in future.
Today Hans Josef Berdin GmbH employs ten truck drivers on a permanent basis. Four sales assistants serve our customers and ensure the fast dispatch of goods for which our company is known.

1948

In the post-war years, Maria Welsch-Berdin runs a stand at the weekly market.

1958

Her son Hans Berdin takes over the company with his wife, Alma Berdin.

1960

The company establishes itself on the wholesale market in Saarbrücken and makes its first contacts with producers for direct marketing.

1985

Hans Josef and Silvia Berdin take over the company and found HANS JOSEF BERDIN GMBH.

1989

End of operations at the Saarbrücken wholesale market. Expansion of the wholesale and mail order business.

2005

Expansion of the transport division and provision of logistics services in order to avoid empty runs

2006

Frederik Berdin begins working in sales and logistics.
Hiring of more drivers and office staff.

2007

Relocation to the new company headquarters in Überherrn.

2008

Introduction of an IT system for sales and logistic. Vehicles connected to GPS system.

2009

Expansion of the supplier base in southern France and acquisition of customers for the winter season.

2012

Reduction in delivery times through internal end-to-end logistics solution.

2014

Expansion of the sales department.

2016

Expansion of the logistics division.

2017

IFS certification.