Mann Packing Company has completed the final stages of its integration as the vegetable division of Fresh Del Monte Produce, a vertically integrated producer, distributor, and marketer of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.
The final step as part of the 2018 acquisition includes the complete fusion of all teams, including sales, sales support, finance, logistics, sustainability/quality control, marketing, and innovation – all of which fall under the Fresh Del Monte network.
Mann Packing Company has completed the final stages of its integration as the vegetable division of Fresh Del Monte Produce.
Alongside Fresh Del Monte’s president and CEO Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh, the following executives will lead this new era for Mann Packing: Mohammed Abbas, Fresh Del Monte’s chief operating officer; Jesus Rodriguez, senior vice-president, North America sales, marketing & product management; and Sevag Zaroukian, vice-president operations of Mann Packing.
The completion of this final step gives Mann Packing full access to all Fresh Del Monte’s resources, including its robust logistics network, which includes Network Shipping, a third-party shipping network that transports goods across the world using the company’s 13 owned vessels; and Tricont Trucking and Tricont Logistics, which utilize the company’s ships, ports, and temperature-controlled warehouses strategically located throughout 34 facilities in North America.
Fresh Del Monte is now selling fresh-cut produce out of the Gonzales facility.
While Mann Packing produces products such as BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli and MANN™ stringless sugar snap peas, Fresh Del Monte produces various products, including the Pinkglow® and Honeyglow® pineapples and Goodvocados. The two teams now work seamlessly together.
“We have big plans for Mann Packing, and this is just the beginning,” said Abu-Ghazaleh. “By bringing it completely into the Fresh Del Monte umbrella, we are not only able to expand our reach to more consumers, but we’re also able to further leverage the robust infrastructure we’ve built over our 135-year history at Fresh Del Monte – whether it’s our smart farming technology, innovation labs or comprehensive logistics network. Mann Packing and Fresh Del Monte are now synonymous and have access to the same resources.”
Fresh Del Monte supports sustainable agricultural practices, continuously evolving to work on conserving biodiversity and reducing its impact on climate change --- those same practices and learnings are being integrated into Mann Packing’s growing regions in California and Arizona.
Mann Packing has five facilities across California. Its newest state-of-the-art facility located in Gonzales opened in 2021, handling both fruits and vegetables with full-fledged automation. Fresh Del Monte is now selling fresh-cut produce out of the Gonzales facility.