The first shipment of fresh blueberries from the Uruguayan town of Salto arrived in China by air. This became a historical event for the company Gamorel SA. "We are the only one that has the technology and infrastructure to meet the requirements and demands of the Asian giant," they said.
Thus, the company based in Salto, north-western Uruguay, managed to enter the demanding Chinese market and position its highest quality blueberries in the Asian market. This made it the first Uruguayan company to specify this type of foreign trade operations.
"The quality of fruit we are producing and exporting, particularly this year, is what allowed us to send these blueberries to China, one of the most demanding markets in quality," said the president of Gamorel SA, Adolfo Storni, who stressed that "We have opened the doors of the Asian country to Uruguay and we are very proud to have achieved it."
For his part, Natalia Baldassari, who manages the venture said that “there is a great job behind those pallets that went to China. Works ranging from the pruning of a plant to achieve a fruit of 20 to 22 mm; as well as of all the investments in technology that our packaging has in order to make one fruit identical to the other in size, firmness, flavor and bloom (the wax that covers the fruit) ”.