Former Apofruit director Ilenio Bastoni is now part of Greenyard Fresh Italy. "The arrival of Bastoni is a further step towards the organic and traditional production world and, together with Greenyard's partnerships and experiences with retailers, it constitutes an added value for the entire sector, which is in need of evolution during this period of crisis," reads a company note.
Bastoni and Apofruit parted ways in September.
"I chose to continue my professional path in a wider context with an international prospect. The considerable and ambitious projects set up by Greenyard have driven me to this choice. It is a group with diversified activities that integrates the production system within a globalized market. I am proud of being part of this group and I am ready to give my contribution."
Greenyard boasts around 9000 employees operating in 23 countries worldwide and stands out due to its relationships with clients and producers. This enables it to supply goods and services for €4 billion/year.
Greenyard Fresh Italy is located in the Verona province and it is the Italian associate of Belgian company Greenyard. Established by Hein Deprez, the company is a global leader when it comes to fresh, frozen and prepared produce, boasting the main European retailers among its clients. It stands out from the competition due to its efficient and sustainable solutions made available to both clients and producers.