The Murcian cooperative Frutas y Critircos de Mula (Frucimu) opened its new BIO warehouse on Sunday. In the opening ceremony, the cooperative paid homage to Tomas Buitrago Olivares, who was president of the entity for more than 28 years.
The facilities are more than 5,000 m² big and required an investment of more than 4 million euro. The start-up of this plant will employ 150 people and will mean an increase in the cooperative's productive capacity of approximately 25,000 tons, which is 30% more than the productive capacity it had before. The goal with these new facilities is to reach a figure of 100,000 tons in the coming years, for all of Frucimu's activity.
The new BIO warehouse was named after Tomas Buitrago, the cooperative announced in the opening ceremony as it unveiled an inaugural plaque dedicated to the man who turned Frucimu into a sustainable economic, social, and environmental cooperative that is a quality benchmark at the national and international level.
The event was attended by the president of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, Fernando Lopez Miras, the general director of Agriculture, María Remedios Garcia Poveda, the mayor of Muleño, Juan Jesus Moreno, members of the municipal corporation, as well as the president and manager of the cooperative, Miguel Angel Navarro, and his board of directors, who were accompanied by more than five hundred people.