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Global producer prepares for future through climate protection and resilient varieties

BayWa Global Produce, the sector-specific portfolio manager, is
increasing its own resilience and performance through a clearly
defined corporate strategy and future-oriented positioning of its
own infrastructure.

"With a high double-digit million euro amount we have modernised and further expanded the operational infrastructure of our subsidiaries BayWa Obst, T&G Global and TFC Holland over the past two years. By increasing our sorting, packing, storage and ripening capacities and making our processes even more efficient through the use of state-of-the-art technologies, we are well prepared for the future," says Benedikt Mangold, CEO at BayWa Global Produce."

In December, the modernisation and expansion of the organic pack-house at BayWa's German fruit business in Ravensburg was completed, where a new sorting system and three additional packing lines, including a pear grading and packing machine, went into operation.

At the beginning of the new year, the entirely new, around 26,000 m² production site of the exotics specialist TFC Holland in the  Netherlands was ready to move in. 

In Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, the subsidiary T&G Global is investing in a new state-of-the-art pack-house for apples. The first section of this newly built facility will go into operation in March.

As an industry-specific portfolio manager with global activities
ranging from plant genetics to high-quality fruits and vegetables, BayWa Global Produce has placed topics such as food security, climate protection and limited available resources at the heart of its strategy. The implementation and further development of the overarching sustainability strategy "People. Produce. Planet" plays a central role.

An important element is the Climate Action Initiative. Climate change-related weather phenomena such as heat waves, heavy rainfall and droughts significantly impact the business activities of BayWa Global Produce, its partners and growers across the sector. As a result, the demand for climate-tolerant fruit varieties is growing.

The cross-sector Hot Climate Programme, of which T&G’s VentureFruitTM business is the exclusive global commercialisation partner, addresses the increasing challenges of growing high-quality fruit by breeding heat-tolerant apple and pear varieties. The first commercial variety to emerge from this is HOT84A1, which has been trialled with testing partners across Europe for over five years and
undergone extensive consumer and grower evaluation. "We look forward to announcing a significant milestone relating to HOT84A1 at this year's Fruit Logistica in Berlin," says Gareth Edgecombe.

Joint stand in Hall 27
Under the umbrella brand of BayWa Global Produce, BayWa Obst, TFC Holland, T&G Global, Enzafruit Continent, Worldwide Fruit and VentureFruitTM are presenting an attractive portfolio of products and brands at their joint stand C-13 in Hall 27. BayWa r.e. with its agri-photovoltaic technology is also part of the presentation.

For more information:
Antje Krieger
BayWa AG
Tel:  +49 89/9222-3692

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