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Mango packhouse opens in Nayarit, Mexico

Empaque Don Jorge I (EDJI) opened its doors this past weekend and is currently packing Crespo organic Ataulfos from El Grupo Crespo’s Nayarit orchards.

EDJI is the hometown hydro-thermic packhouse of El Grupo Crespo and is home to El Grupo Crespo’s three proprietary brands: Crespo Organic, RCF as well as the Mango King brand, the company’s specialty mango brand (named after and honoring the late Alan Alvarez, aka- the Mango King).

EDJI is the hometown hydro-thermic packhouse of El Grupo Crespo and home to El Grupo Crespo’s three proprietary brands: Crespo Organic, RCF as well as the Mango King brand.

EDJI, originally built by Roberto Crespo Fitch in the early 1970’s, went through a total modernization revamp in 2016 by Roberto’s children Malu, Roberto, Jorge and Jose Angel, who today run the family agricultural business alongside the family matriarch, Maluz Duran Valdez (El Grupo Crespo).

This season starts with increased square footage, 155,000+ SF now configured for a total of eight packing lines packing more than 14 different labels for growers across Mexico and for some of the largest conventional U.S. mango importers. One dedicated full-time packing line accommodates the Crespo Organic brand, with an added specialty package line devoted fully to the company’s specialty package SKUs like the net bags and a case for consumers.

One full-time packing line accommodates the Crespo Organic brand, with an added specialty package line devoted to its specialty package SKUs.

Additionally, there is a separate processing and packing section dedicated solely to non-hot water treated and Canadian exports.
This modern packhouse now includes 11 stainless steel hydro-thermic tanks allowing over 64,000 KG of fresh mangoes to be USDA hot water treated simultaneously, while state-of-the-art cooling equipment cools the processed fruit rapidly in the seven cold rooms as well as pre- and post-cooling facilities.

The high-tech, efficient and worker-friendly stainless-steel machines – washers, sorters, polishers, conveyers and packing lines are splayed out across the space, ready for the heavy volume of mangoes coming and the Summer Mango Mania to commence. Delays to the start of the Nayarit round fruit give the packhouse more time to get ready for processing in full capacity, which is around 16-18 truckloads/day.

The high-tech, efficient and worker-friendly stainless-steel machines – washers, sorters, polishers, conveyers and packing lines are splayed out across the space, ready for the heavy volume of mangoes coming.

The mango packing process is extremely complex. It all happens in 72 hours, with more than 18 hours allocated to post-pack cooling. EDJI is a quality-driven packhouse packing for North America. Head to Under The Mango Tree for more facts and figures.

Crespo is also upgrading its photos and videos, a project interrupted by COVID-19. Thus many photos and videos are pre-modernizations and upgrades.

For more information:
Nissa Pierson
Crespo Organic
Tel: +1 (347) 306-3286 
nissa@ger-nis.com    
www.crespoorganic.com  


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