Who are we?

With many years of experience in trading, the FMI team is the leading limes specialist. We very consciously decided to stick to what we’re good at: Limes as well as lemons, ginger and sometimes other tropicals such as papayas.

How we do it? Our key words are vertical integration – short lines of communication with our customers and growers, and strong brands. With branches in Brazil, the Netherlands and Spain, we can guarantee a controlled chain so that the best-quality fruit is delivered to the customers as quickly as possible. We visit the cultivation areas every month and have daily contact with our customers. Marketing our high-quality fruit under striking brand names also adds value.

We offer specific solutions for the European wholesaler, food service, retail, the processing industry and producers of meal boxes. We do this as efficiently as possible to make things easy for our customers.

We also think it’s important to work in a focused and attentive way, so as to achieve the best possible results. As a team, we play off each other’s strengths in this respect and thus derive more pleasure from our work. We also take a critical look at our options for adopting sustainable and socially responsible business practices.

Short lines and flexibility remain important; we therefore attach great importance to ‘old-fashioned’ and personal contact with both our customers and our growers. Feel free to call, chat or e-mail us, we are happy to answer your questions or help come up with ideas.

Our motto: We Grow Service!

Our basics

The power of FMI is that we have developed a strong position in a number of specific products: Limes, Lemons and Ginger. Limes are our main area of expertise and specialisation. FMI also imports overseas Lemons from Argentina. Ginger is the third pillar within FMI.

For more detailed information about our range, click here

Our  FMI-Team

Our team is just like our fruit: fresh and energetic. Over the years, we have evolved into a diverse team with a passion for our work and for who we are. Colleagues feel like family because that’s what we still are: a family business.

We are hardworking and honest. As colleagues, we value focus and prefer to do things with care, so we can bring out the best in ourselves and each other. This applies not only in the office but also in our collaboration with growers and partners abroad. In this way, we leverage each other’s strengths and build sustainable relationships. This enhances our enjoyment of work and creates a safe and efficient working environment for everyone.

The way we treat each other is how we aim to be with our customers. We achieve this through personal, sincere attention, excellent service, and honesty. We strive for win-win situations, which is something we are proud of. Each of us brings a unique contribution, making FMI truly special. Want to learn more about each of us? Click on the photo of our colleagues to discover their personal motivation for working at FMI!

Jose Espinoza

Accountmanager, FMI España

Romain Flaujac

Accountmanager, FMI España

José Fernando Castaño Inza

Planning, Logistics & Administration

Onze geschiedenis


Fruit is in the Bouman family's DNA! Grandpa Gerhardus entered the business at a young age; in the 1930s he went farm to farm with a dog cart. He went on to launch a wholesale business with his wife Anne.


Their son Henk expanded the family business by settling in 1986 in 'the Wild West' – at the auction in Barendrecht. Henk was one of the first pioneers to travel around the world to bring in business.


The Royal Fresh brand – conceived by René's Greek wife Konstantina – was launched in a building on the gebroken meeldijk.


The business is therefore in his son’s and grandson’s René and Peter Bouman’s DNA. From the 1990s onwards, they gained considerable experience and contacts in the fruit and vegetable sector. In 2012 they founded FMI together with father Henk as a consultant. They complement each other seamlessly in their day-to-day activities; their close relationship is the basis for success.


FMI today; together with a dynamic team, they manage the daily business and are focused and dynamic in many ways. In short: a family business that’s not afraid to be different!