Origine Group’s first container of kiwi with destination Mexico is leaving today from Genoa port.
“It is our first load of top-quality kiwi for this new overseas market, which this season opened to the Italian product – says the Managing Director of Origine Group, Alessandro Zampagna-. This is a further progress in our mission of developing overseas markets, where we want to sell our best fruits.”
“The season of the Italian kiwis has started in a positive way – Zampagna adds – in spite of the low production of this year. Last season we exported more than 2,000 tons of Italian kiwis, a volume we hope to increase significantly this year”.
Besides Asia and Europe, Origine Group, that brought together important fruit companies from Italy and Chile, is penetrating the markets of the American continent.
“After this first year, where the main objective is to create the commercial relationships with the Mexican clients, in the future we hope to grow in a market that can absorb important volumes” Zampagna states.
“In a difficult moment for the Italian fruit & vegetable sector – adds Marco Salvi, President of the National Association Fruitimprese and of UNACOA, one of the companies associated with Origine Group – the possibility to sell our kiwis to Mexico is a first success, reached thanks to the commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture and the National Phytosanitary Service, and it is vital to have openings of other markets in the future”.