About our company

The leading academy for the future experts of the industry

Our courses specialize in educating surveyors in the fruit and vegetable industry. As a certified business school, we share our knowledge at our HDG office near Marconiplein in Rotterdam. This course is an essential opportunity for surveyors looking to improve their skills and advance their careers in the fruit and vegetable industry.

One key factor that sets the HDG Academy apart from other learning institutes in the industry is its affiliation with the HDG survey group. The HDG survey group is a collection of companies that has been specializing in quality control of fruits and vegetables since 1981. With almost 75 experts, the group has developed extensive experience in this field, working for importers, exporters, and the insurance industry.

By expanding its operations and working with companies worldwide, the HDG survey group has built a strong name in the market and expanded its network of international surveyors. In the Netherlands, the group has a strong collaboration with Expertisebureau HDG, Fruitify Experts, Agri Software, and the HDG Academy, all based in the surroundings of Rotterdam. The group has also expanded its business abroad, with HDG Germany in Hamburg and HDG Ibérica in Valencia, Spain.

This extensive experience and global network of experts sets the Fruit Industry Academy apart from other learning institutes in the fruit industry, and provides valuable benefits to students and companies attending its programs.

Mission & Philosophy

Our goal: be the best learning institute in the cold chain / post-harvest industry, providing valuable knowledge and skills to students that can help them become the best version of themselves and expand their careers.

Through its courses and masterclasses, the academy aims to provide expert training and professional development opportunities to employees and companies in the cold chain. By offering high-quality programs taught by experienced instructors, the academy seeks to empower participants with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers.

In addition to its focus on providing expert training, the academy also strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can learn and grow together. The academy values diversity and encourages all participants to be themselves and bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom.

Our mission at HDG Academy is to empower professionals in the cold chain and post-harvest industry with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their careers and drive the success of their companies.

We are committed to providing high-quality, industry-specific education and training that is accessible, convenient, and relevant to the needs of our students. Through our courses and programs, we strive to foster a community of professionals who are dedicated to excellence and continuous learning, and to help advance the industry as a whole.

Empowering a sustainable future

Our vision at HDG Academy is to be the premier destination for education and training for professionals in the cold chain and post-harvest industry. We offer tailor-made courses for all levels, from forklift drivers to CEO's, ensuring that our students receive training that is specifically designed to meet their needs and help them succeed in their roles.

In addition to providing industry-specific education, we are also focused on sustainability and digital innovation, helping employees to stay at the forefront of these critical areas. Through our emphasis on big data and the latest technologies, we aim to empower our participants to drive the growth and success of their companies and the industry as a whole.

Our goal is to provide a range of educational programs and courses that cater to the diverse needs of our students and their companies. From entry-level training to advanced industry-specific courses, we aim to provide a well-rounded education that covers all aspects our work field.

In addition to traditional classroom-style learning, we also offer hands-on training and real-world experience through field trips and other experiential learning opportunities. By providing a practical, hands-on approach to education, we aim to give our participants the skills and experience they need to excel in their careers, while also promoting sustainable practices.

We are committed to sustainability and believe that it is crucial for the long-term success and growth of the perishables industry. As such, we will incorporate sustainable practices into all aspects of our operations, from the materials we use to the way we source our food.

New course coming up!

Product course: Grape

14 Dec 2023 & 11 Jan 2024
The "Productcourse Grapes" is a comprehensive course designed to impart knowledge about grapes. In two sessions, participants learn to inspect, assess, and monitor grapes.