In 2016 the company has reached 20 million kilos and it has started an expansion and modernisation process
They have been working in the sector for over 25 years and little by little, they have earned the respect and the trust of customers from Europe and other non-EU community countries thanks to their good work with tropical fruits. So much so that in 2016, they saw the demand double and they had to import 70% more produce from other sources. Therefore, the balance for the past year was 20 million kilos including all their references (custard apples, avocados, mangos and Sharon fruit), and 18 million euros; 5 more than in 2015. Antonio Rodríguez, manager of Frutas Los Cursos, is the main force behind the smooth running of this family company that is undergoing an expansion and modernisation process to adapt to the growing demand. Recently, they have extended their premises, with new cooling and ripening rooms for processing the produce correctly and ensuring that it reaches consumers at its peak. In addition to this, they have started a new project that will expand the head offices, located in Almuñécar, by 2,000 square metres and they are already installing new machinery for washing, drying and packaging mangos, with the idea of starting to operate with them from next September, when the national campaign for this fruit begins.
The company from Granada supplies important national and international chains (representing respectively 40% and 60% of their sales quota) with top quality produce 12 months of the year under the brand names Frutas Los Cursos, Soan and Exquissitta. Originally, the company exclusively dealt with its own production and it has adapted to the new times by importing produce from third countries, always remaining committed to maintaining their quality standards. Amongst the trends adopted is the production of ecological tropical fruit, increasingly in demand on foreign markets, and they already have 200,000 kilos of bio custard apples of the 9 million kilos that they produce annually. Virtually 100% of this eco line is exported.