Nutrano announces today it has taken an equity stake in Keenan Produce Pty Ltd, a citrus packing shed operation in Griffith NSW.
Nutrano has been in discussions with founder and owner, Paul Keenan over the past few months, now confirming that both organisations have taken an important step towards joining forces and accelerating their joint growth plans in citrus packing and marketing.
Paul Keenan will stay actively involved in running Keenan Produce with no change to the grower engagement, operations management and sales effort as a result of the newly formed equity alliance.
George Haggar, CEO of Nutrano Produce Group comments “With Nutrano and Keenan Produce joining forces, an opportunity is created to ramp up the citrus program in the Riverina region both domestically and for export. The region offers a favourable mix of citrus varieties, crop timing and climatic conditions that will complement the substantial presence that Nutrano has in the Sunraysia region. Early indications are that Nutrano and Keenan Produce will post a record season in 2019 with a plan to be even bigger in 2020.”
Keenan Produce also packs cherries and sugar plums for a number of growers in the Riverina and Nutrano has confirmed it will continue to invest in this aspect of the operations with the view to growing sales both domestically and internationally.