Our actions against Covid 19
With an exclusive packaging for the US market, the company aims to triple its shipments to the northern country.
In the midst of an uncertain landscape, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Citrusvil continues to work to ensure the supply of its products to its customers.
As an agro-industrial company, and faced with the challenge of meeting the growing demand for citrus, the company redoubled its efforts to keep its production processes active and continue bringing its products closer to the world market, implementing the necessary preventive measures to care for health and integrity. of its collaborators, and guarantee healthy and safe products through the reliable and sustainable management that characterizes the company.
Despite being faced with more attractive business opportunities today, Citrusvil ratified the fulfillment of the initial commitments made with its US customers, assuring them of a sustained and responsible supply.
“Despite the difficult times we have to go through, our company continues to work to continue our production and bring our fresh lemons closer to all markets, without distinction whatsoever,” said Francisco Rotella, Commercial Manager of Fresh Fruit at Citrusvil.
In this way, although it had already made its first shipments to markets such as Russia, Ukraine, Canada, the Far and Middle East, Citrusvil officially began processing fresh fruit specifically destined for the United States.
In this regard, one of the company’s novelties in 2019 was the restructuring and conditioning of one of its packaging plants, dedicated exclusively to the United States market, complying with the demanding policies of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Through the Ischilón packaging, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, last year Citrusvil managed to double the volume of lemons exported to that country, reaching 2,000 tons. For this season, the company continued with investments to improve production efficiency, with the goal of sending 5,000 pallets, equivalent to approximately 6,000 tons of fresh fruit.
“All this positions us with a great competitive and comparative advantage, which will allow us to continue positioning ourselves before our clients as a strategic, reliable and responsible supplier”, concluded Rotella.
The rapid action against COVID-19 allowed the company to quickly adapt to the situation in order to continue operating within the restrictions implemented in the framework of the pandemic.
Despite the pandemic, the citrus company took the necessary measures to continue the campaign and ensure the supply of lemons throughout the world.
Citrusvil incorporated new technologies in its industrial plants, in order to provide them with greater flexibility in view of the diversity of the campaigns, and to maximize the fruit’s processing performance.