Acheral S.A.is a family company founded in the year 2003 by the Martinez Zuccardi brothers, a second generation of citrus growers and exporters. This entrepreneurship is the fruit of more than 30 years of experience of their associates in the industry, and is oriented towards total integration of all their citrus business activities, from the development of nurseries and plantations to the export of fresh fruit and industrial by-products.
The Martinez Zuccardi family manages 1400 hectares of certified citrus plantations, 1000 in full production and 400 under development, a packing house with an hourly processing capacity of 15 tons in line with Global GAP standards and an industrial plant certified under BRC, HACCP, Kosher, SGP and GFSI (TCCC), SGF and ISO 14000 – in process – which is capable of processing 25 tons per hour.
Acheral SA exports fresh fruit to Russia and the EU, as well as industrial lemon and its derivatives to the USA and the EU. Chairman Jorge Martinez Zuccardi forecasts very short volumes for the fresh fruit campaign in 2014. «We are focused on keeping our skills and our human resources oriented to invest in new projects for the medium and long term. Although we know that this year the work will bring very little profit, we are confident that we can ride out the storm while preparing ourselves for the future sustainability of the company, incorporating new technology in the fields and also in the packing facility, improving process efficiencies in both areas.” The CEO also confirmed that Acheral will soon inaugurate two new warehouses with a total area of 3000m2, while developing 400 hectares of new plantations.