Tabo has been active in the international fruit and vegetable sector since 2005, producing and selecting the best fresh farm produce from Almeria for sale. The company’s BOGROW brand for vegetables and Candy Sweet for watermelon now have a firm foothold in the European market. The star item in TABO’s extensive product range is tomato. The company currently holds exclusive distribution rights in Almería for Tolentino tomato, originating in the Canary Isles. This is a long-life tomato, calibre M2M and highly robust for export. Tolentino has been traded since the end of the 2005 campaign. More recently, in the 2015-2016 period Tabo launched its own watermelon brand Candy Sweet, which has been warmly received by customers. Two years ago the company opened its own warehouse in order to work directly with farmers. Marketing manager Noelia Barea, says:
“We work directly with producers thanks to the opening of our warehouse, which we equip with everything needed each season for tomato, courgette and watermelon handling. At the same time, we work with producers doing their own packaging on their farms, and this way we aim to ensure that the product suffers less. To this end, we’ve trained each farmer to know how to do it right for each customer and once the process in the field is completed, it reaches our facilities for the quality controls, palletizing, strapping and finally distribution.”
As the highlight for this campaign 2016-2017, TABO is launching its tomato and courgette handling line, which should boost the volumes of past campaigns, which reached around 12 million kg of tomatoes and 15 million kg of watermelon. The firm has a robust distribution network in Germany, Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK, among others. Finally, the TABO business strategy focuses on making itself known as a company along with its brands, as it aims to continue to grow and take on more customers thanks to the increased capacity for volumes in the new warehouse.