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Tany Nature goes for flavour

Tany Nature recently invested roughly €100M in its packing house at Zurbaran, Badajoz, to optimise processes and lower reduce costs, having achieved a reduction of €0.02/kg fruit in 2015.

Tany Nature, a leading agro-industrial group specialising in stone fruit, sold 40,000 in 2015 from its own orchards – 2,800 ha located in south-west Spain (Extremadura and Andalusia), south-eastern Portugal and Morocco. The Extremadura-based company works throughout the value chain, all the way from nursery plant production to marketing the fruit.

In recent years Tany Nature has been developing a broad range of varieties in stone fruit, with uniform lines from April to November, thanks to constant innovation and strategic alliances with breeders worldwide. “We’re focused on developing and marketing premium quality fruit, so flavour is a top priority in our breeding lines. In plums we are working with Sun World varieties, mainly in red flesh fruit, early ripening lines. Our plum orchard area has also increased in recent years. In apricots, we have a very interesting portfolio too. Our goal is to deliver fruit throughout the season with uniform quality,” said Celso Mateus, commercial manager at Tany Nature.

Tany Nature recently invested roughly €100M in its packing house at Zurbaran, Badajoz, to optimise processes and lower reduce costs, having achieved a reduction of €0.02/kg fruit in 2015. The target is set at €0.03/kg for 2016. Tany Nature exports to Europe and overseas, mainly to South Africa, Brazil, Canada and Asia.

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Fontestad France hires a new director

“My objective at Fontestad is to develop the French market and the Mademoiselle brand,” says Yann Fourcade, new CEO of Fontestad France.

Yann Fourcade, agro-engineer from ESAP Purpan (Toulouse), aged 42, is the new CEO of Fontestad France, the sales and logistics centre of the group based in Saint Charles (Perpignan).

Originally from the province of Perpignan, Yann spent 11 years of his career as a purchasing manager in the Carrefour group. In the last 6 years he worked as the commercial and logistics director of Saveol, the leading French tomato organisation.

Fontestad stand at Fruit Attraction, Madrid, October 2015

“My objective at Fontestad is to develop the French market and the Mademoiselle brand,” he said.

Fontestad is one of the leading citrus producer and export groups. Last season it marketed about 100,000 tons for turnover of €100 million.