Verdeflor, a Peruvian agribusiness company, will inaugurate this week in Ica its second fruit processing plant, which will have a processing capacity of 10 tons per hour and will have two cold tunnels and two refrigerated chambers, with a cold storage capacity of 100 tons.
"We are investing in one of the most important links in the chain: the process and packaging offering not only modern machinery, but also fruit and supplies, a highly specialized staff, SMETA, GRASP, GLOBAL GAP, BRC, SENASA, AND HCCP, certifications, as well as field, GG, and plant certifications. In addition, this plant is strategically located on the Panamerican Highway, near the port of Pisco," stated Eric D'Angles, the company's general manager.
Verdeflor SAC develops two business lines: it exports fruits to markets in Europe, Asia, and North America, and offers agricultural export maquila services to the various producing and exporting companies that do not have a packing plant.
Before the start of avocado and citrus campaigns, D'Angles said that Verdeflor was offering its maquila service 24/7 throughout its plants in Huaral and Ica. In addition to the maquila service, the company makes fruit with certificates available so that the customer can obtain their FCL (Full Container Load) more quickly, that is to say, the facility for the sender or shipper to use their containers in a unique way.
The company plans to build a third plant in Arequipa, responding to the demand generated by the growth of agro-exports, especially avocado and blueberries.