As it has done each season for more than 20 years, Primland is supplying its clients with Chilean kiwis. Primland is even offering higher volumes than it has in past years, regardless of the lower national production. This situation has become possible thanks to its special relations with local farmers, despite the COVID-19 epidemic, which is hitting the country hard.
Health and safety are central
Chile is one of the countries most affected by the health crisis arising from the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The capital, Santiago, is entirely locked down.
Primland Chile coordinated operations in its Curicó-based station to reinforce its health and safety measures – already extremely stringent in our field – and to offer the teams the best possible working conditions. All the employees are mobilised in processing the fruits and dispatching them throughout the world.
Thanks to the 1998 establishment of its subsidiary Primland Chile, the company is able to offer its Oscar brand products every month of the year.
With 200 hectares (494 acres) of orchards and some thirty farmers based between Rancagua and Linares, south of Santiago, Primland Chili is a member of the CDK (Comité del Kiwi) and of the ASOEX (Chilean Fruit Exporters Association). Primland Chile has been granted the “Image of Chile Foundation” label (the logo that appears on the packages) thanks to its contribution to the country’s reputation abroad.