Westfalia Fruit

Westfalia FruitThe multinational Westfalia Fruit Group is a leading supplier of fresh and processed produce to international markets, offering a diverse range of quality fruit and related products via its vertically integrated supply chain. Founded over 70 years ago on guiding environmental, social, governance & sustainability principles. These practices, premised on the legacy of Dr Hans Merensky are at the heart of all that is done by the Group – “To Do Good”, – of which continue to underpin our approach today. Today, operating in 16 countries spread over 5 continents, the Westfalia Fruit Group prides itself on advancing sustainable agricultural practices and being a responsible corporate citizen within the communities in which it operates.

As a frontrunner in the avocado industry, Westfalia grows, sources, ripens, packs, processes, and markets accredited avocados across the globe throughout the year. Value-added products include avocado oil, low-preservative guacamole, frozen avocado, and dried fruit.

Westfalia grows fruit in all major origins in the Americas and Africa and sources from partner orchards, giving the Group the most diverse avocado-growing footprint in the world. Westfalia’s dynamic and integrated supply chain from research to the consumer benefits all stakeholders. The Group’s research division, Westfalia Technological Services, is the world’s largest privately funded subtropical fruit research unit. Its dedicated team of scientists and technicians focus on varietal development, innovation, and environmental matters, and provides a pivotal role in defining the future of the global avocado industry.

A supplier of choice to retail, wholesale, and food-service customers, Westfalia operates sales offices in the UK, Europe, North America, Latin America, southern Africa, and Asia. Fruit is packed in diverse formats and expertly ripened to deliver optimal eating quality. For more information visit www.westfaliafruit.com.

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New facility Graveson France

Artist’s impression of the new site. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR014)Westfalia Fruit France is pleased to announce the construction of its new facility scheduled to be operational in November 2022. The state of the art facility located in Graveson, in the Provence area of South of France will include avocado storage, ripening rooms and packing capability to support Westfalia’s pan-European operations.

Farming with Nature: Westfalia’s avocados helping to protect important biodiversity in Portugal

Farming with Nature: Westfalia’s avocados helping to protect important biodiversity in Portugal. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR012)Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of avocados, invested in a unique ‘farming with nature’ project in the south of Portugal that is growing the local economy at the same time as protecting a highly biodiverse habitat and the endemic species found within it.

Westfalia creates a buzz by using insects for natural pest control in orchards

Westfalia creates a buzz by using insects for natural pest control in orchards. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR010)Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of fresh vegetables and fruit is embracing entomology for sustainability, with a pioneering project in Chile rearing insects to naturally control agricultural pests such as Mealybugs and White scale.

Westfalia rolls out Global Water Plan in pioneering approach

Westfalia rolls out Global Water plan in pioneering approach. (Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR011)Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, is advancing on its industry leading water strategy with plans in place to decrease use of the precious resource by 50% by 2030.

An avocado first: seeds to replace microplastics in cosmetics

Dr. Craft’s new exfoliating body polish using Westfalia’s avocado seeds. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR004)For the first time ground avocado seeds are being used in beauty products replacing the now banned and environmentally harmful plastic micro-beads previously used. After three years of research, development and product testing, Westfalia Fruit’s business in the UK is supplying the ground avocado seeds to the premium beauty brand Dr. Craft for use as a part of a range of cosmetics.

Fruit Attraction 2022: Westfalia pioneers the sustainable farming of tomorrow with water, nature farming and insect rearing projects

Releasing of Cryptolaemus in citrus at Westfalia’s facilities. (Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR013)As the world’s fruit and vegetable community prepares to meet at Fruit Attraction in Madrid, Spain (4 – 6 October), an annual commercial fair known as an innovation stage for the market, the Westfalia Fruit Group is showcasing four pioneering projects that have taken sustainable agriculture to the next level.

Westfalia takes avocado oil refining closer to circularity

Westfalia takes avocado oil refining closer to circularity. (Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR008)As a leading multinational supplier of avocados, the Westfalia Fruit Group has unveiled three innovative environmental and social projects at its fruit processing plant in South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal province, enhancing sustainability and helping local communities in the process.

Westfalia’s colour of green: from avocados to carbon neutrality

Westfalia’s site in Colombia. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR005)Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of avocados, has achieved the One Carbon World Carbon Neutral International Standard for 15 of its businesses for 2020.

Westfalia Fruit Brings Avocado Expertise to India

From left to right: GVK Naidu (Managing Director at Sam Agri), Zac Bard (Executive Global Farming, growers and commercial nurseries at Westfalia), Amos Or (Dvori Or), David Levin (Marketing Director at Sam Agri) and Ms. Levin (Sam Agri). (Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR007)As a leading multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, Westfalia is expanding its operations into India where it will supply local markets, retailers and wholesale markets with locally produced avocados and avocados from our global network of farms.

Water conservation at the heart of Westfalia’s sustainability strategy

Westfalia’s innovative low-flow drippers. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR001)Westfalia Fruit Group, a leading multinational supplier of avocados and a range of fresh vegetables and fruit, is rolling out an innovative sustainable water solution across its network of farms as part of far-reaching sustainability commitments.

Sustainable packaging takes centre stage at Westfalia Fruit’ in France

Westfalia's new zero plastic packaging - environmentally and consumer friendly packaging for avocados. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, PR003)Westfalia Fruit’s business in France, has launched a new range of environmentally and consumer friendly packaging for avocados that dramatically reduces and replaces the use of plastic, eliminating altogether the use of black plastic which is difficult to recycle, whilst successfully maintaining fruit quality. These industry leading initiatives, were stringently researched and developed in advance of a new law banning plastic packaging on most fruit and vegetables, which came into effect in France from New Year’s Day 2022. Cucumbers, lemons and oranges are among the 30 varieties banned from being wrapped in plastic according to the new law.

Looking beyond the wind: why innovative and sustainable farming is the perfect tribute to Westfalia’s founder

Looking beyond the wind: why innovative and sustainable farming is the perfect tribute to Westfalia’s founder. 
(Photo: Westfalia Fruit, BA001)Westfalia Fruit is paying tribute to the spirit of its pioneering founder with a range of environmental initiatives designed to grow the highest-quality avocados in harmony with our planet and its people.

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