Succeeds Arno: ‘First experience outside the door’

Arno Luteijn will eventually take over the company at home, but he is already involved in everything. Not that he makes decisions, but that his vision is listened to.

Read more under the pictures

Arno later wants to take over the 100-hectare business. They grow seed potatoes, mashed potatoes, winter wheat, sugar beets, onions and carrots. Part of the land is leased as tulip land.
A nice batch of onions in stock.  Perhaps Arno will later want to expand the area.  It may be with bulbs, but it is also open to other crops.
A nice batch of onions in stock. Perhaps Arno will later want to expand the area. It may be with bulbs, but it is also open to other crops.

If I take over the company, I change …

‘If I wanted something, I could already pick it up. It does not have to wait until after the takeover. I’m already involved in all sorts of things. Assume that there will be a new tractor, then I will also be present at the meeting and then I can express my wishes. My dad and uncle make the final decision, but I certainly have input. My vision is being listened to.
What would I wish for in the future? Expansion is always in mind, but it must be possible. Here in the polder, soil is very expensive, slightly released. Our current 100 acres are in themselves enough to generate an income. Maybe then some other crops can be added that give better yields, even though I do not have a concrete idea at the moment. “

My good example is …

“It sounds cliché, but I think it is very special that my grandfather once started and that my father and uncle have continued and developed the company. Soon I will be the next to take over. It is well.”

Arno has something with onions.  Harvesting it is one of his favorite activities.
Arno has something with onions. Harvesting it is one of his favorite activities.

I think the best work …

“Everything is nice to make, it’s the variety that makes it fun. The harvest time is perhaps the most beautiful. You have seen your crops grow all summer and eventually you see the result. I like to harvest onions, you always have good weather. The carrot harvest is also nice. The weather is a little smaller, but you are with a whole team, and that always makes it very comfortable. ”

I do not like …

“Key. I’m not that technical. It’s part of it, and I do it, but it’s not my hobby. What I’m not very happy about either is doing the same job for a long time at a time. If I’m doing the same job for two weeks, I think it’s been nice. ”

Then he walks again among the crops, then again he sits on the tractor.  The variety makes the work interesting for Arno.
Then he walks again among the crops, then again he sits on the tractor. The variety makes the work interesting for Arno.

If I win a million in the lottery, then:

“I invest the money in the company. Everything is up-to-date, but there is always something to replace. I might as well buy my own house. When I finish school, I also want to look abroad. ”

In five years so …

“I hope to be in the complementary, and then I will also have a job. There should always be work at home, but not for three people full time. Moreover, after the takeover, I can still work long enough in the company. Get a lot of experience outside the home first and build your own network. ”

Leave a Comment