Natural Tropic continues opting for its own crops to increase its conventional and bio avocado volumes
During this campaign, the company led by Prudencio López foresees experiencing an important increase in its invoicing (+10 million euros compared to the previous campaign), reaching the figure of 40 million. Therefore, the positive evolution of the company from Malaga is confirmed, after the excellent annual statement that it obtained in 2016, with a growth of around 35%. In just 10 years, Natural Tropic has managed to rise up as one of the main exponents in the subtropical fruit sector. Amongst its main virtues is the fact that it gives priority to its own production, in order to be able to carry out an exhaustive quality control. With good reason, every year the company increases its crop surface area, and between 2016 and 2017 alone it has added another 150 new hectares. “We want to be a reference in own production; we already have 250 hectares and we are going to continue investing in this area,” the manager affirms.
Avocado pears are the main produce (along with custard apples, mangos, kumquats, medlars and papayas), and currently almost a quarter of the volumes marketed by the company are ecological crops. In addition to the fresh production, for the last few years they have had a line of processed avocado (guacamole) that is on the increase. This product is prepared daily to supply it with the maximum freshness in Spain and to its neighbours and it is offered in different versions: mild and spicy, as well as ecological. Added to this is the fact that they have recently incorporated ripening rooms and new machinery to analyse the internal quality of the fruit using an infrared system.
Natural Tropic started its professional journey with a strong exporting vocation. It is fully consolidated in the main sub-tropical fruit consuming countries in Europe, such as France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and Scandinavia, and it has customers in more distant destinations such as Canada and South America. It is also growing on a national scale. In fact, Spain now represents “35% of our total volume, when just two years ago it only reached 20%”.