Palm Desert, Calif. – Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, Sun Fruits, to expand and build their table grape profile with Sun World varieties giving them access to domestic and international markets.
Pronto Exports, based in Aconcagua Valley, Chile is a packer and exporter of table grapes, kiwis, walnuts, and avocados. Pronto Exports is owned by the Gioia family and was founded in 1930. The company’s operations stretch over 1,000 hectares, of which 600 hectares are dedicated toward table grape exports.
Sun Fruits is located in what is said to be one of the richest and most ancient cultivated valleys in the world, the valley of Ica, 300 km south of Lima, the capital city of Peru. As a grower, processor, and exporter, the Sun Fruits group cultivates almost 1,000 hectares of grapes, avocados, citrus, and blueberries.
Agricola Interandina is a Peruvian grower and exporter located in the heart of the Andes Mountains, around 200 km north east of Lima, providing ideal weather conditions to produce high-quality fruits. Agricola Interandina was founded by three fruit growers and currently exports mandarins, blueberries, grapes, and avocados, to clients across five continents.
“We are pleased to appoint these fine companies, to help bolster our presence in the global fruit trade,” Sun World Vice President of Licensing Garth Swinburn said. “We’re confident that providing further access to our seedless grape varieties will allow producers to maximize their revenues while increasing the seedless grape volume in Chile and Peru, and the visibility of our varietal brands,” he added.
The three new licensees join more than 70 licensed marketers around the world who sell Sun World fruit varieties.
Key Sun World varieties are marketed under various grape varietal brands such as AUTUMNCRISP®, MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®, SABLE SEEDLESS®, ADORA SEEDLESS®, SCARLOTTA SEEDLESS®, SOPHIA SEEDLESS®, and SUPERIOR SEEDLESS®.
Sun World International is a global fruit genetics, licensing, IP, and agriculture technology company. Sun World’s mission is to drive growth of fruit breeding, varietal development, licensing and agricultural technologies. The California based company has a network of licensed growers and marketers and maintains offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America, Israel, and South Africa. More information about Sun World International is available at www.sunworldinnovations.com.