In the midst of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Argentine producer Citrusvil continues working to ensure its customers are supplied with their products.
"As an agro-industrial company that is faced with the challenge of meeting the growing demand for citrus, we have doubled our efforts to keep production processes active and to continue sending our products to the world market, implementing the necessary preventive measures to take care of our collaborators' health and integrity and to guarantee the safety of our products," stated Francisco Rotella, the commercial manager of Citrusvil's Fresh Fruit.
Despite having more attractive business opportunities today, Citrusvil confirmed the fulfillment of the commitments it already had with its US clients. "Despite this difficult time we are experiencing, our company continues working to produce and to take our fresh lemons to all markets, without any distinction whatsoever," Francisco Rotella stated.
Citrusvil, which had already made its first shipments to markets such as Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the Far East, and the Middle East, officially began processing fresh fruit specifically destined for the United States.
In 2019 the company restructured and conditioned one of its packaging plants which will be dedicated exclusively to the United States market, complying with the demanding policies of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Last year Citrusvil managed to double the volume of lemons exported to that country to 2,000 tons by using the Ischilon packaging that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. This season, the company continued making investments to improve production efficiency in order to ship 5,000 pallets, which is equivalent to approximately 6,000 tons of fresh fruit. "We hope to triple our lemon shipments to the United States this year," stated the commercial manager of Citrusvil.
"All of this positions us with a great competitive and comparative advantage, which will allow our clients to continue seeing us as a strategic, reliable, and responsible supplier," concluded Rotella.
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