Fruit Today met up with Óscar Ramírez, the manager of Tropico Spain, just before the start of the national mango campaign. Mango production, however, does not stop any time of the year since most of its volumes come from sources such as Peru and Brazil, in the case of mangos, and Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Kenya and South Africa for avocados, in addition to Morocco, a country where it expects to increase its operations (through exporters) over the next few years. It has a rising evolution, always linked to a “non-negotiable aspect: quality”. In 2017 the company marketed 14 million kilos including all its references, and this year they expect to reach 16, with a slight increase in Hass and mango. One of the segments where sales are growing most is the smaller sizes, of around 300 grams in mango and 100-150 in avocados, which are exclusively aimed at the Spanish market.
A special mention should be made to their focus on produce with different degrees of ripening, an ideal option to keep their customers’ happy. In order to be able to carry this out, they have just added new ripening chambers, now making up a total of 9.
The company from Malaga will be present at Fruit Attraction with its own stand (Hall 6, F01).