A brief glance at sales development shows the wisdom of the transition with EUCOPET. Not only did Freek manage to achieve the turnaround, it was also able to initiate a growth cycle that was sustained through to 2002 (fig. 3).
Freek has received numerous awards for the development of the cooperation model for small and medium-sized companies; they include the TOP100 Hallmark of Excellence  and the Milestones 2002 . In 2002 and 2003 Freek also sat on the juries of the Best Cooperation award [] (fig. 3).