The Turkish city of Antalya recently played host to a recent meeting of Decco Worldwide’s group of 13 global companies.
“Turkey is a rapidly emerging market for the postharvest treatment specialist and served as an ideal platform from which to discuss the group’s strategic and growth plans for the next four years,” the company said.
Decco supplies a range of postharvest treatments for fruit and vegetables, including waxes, edible coatings and fungicides, helping to ensure the optimal preservation of fruit properties from harvest to consumption.
A number of new product launches were discussed during the weeklong gathering, with the aim of sharing and analysing the results with a view to exporting them to other regions. These included Thermofogging, the new application system developed by Decco US that allows for more efficient use of new-generation anti-scald fungicide Fluidoxinil, and Melanite, a fungicide developed by Decco Iberica to fight citrus decay following Spain’s ban on the use of Guazatine.
Decco’s technical and R&D departments were also able to share the findings of research and development into new postharvest solutions to enable packhouses to deliver fruit to the market in optimal condition.
Marketing itself as the only global postharvest company, Decco Worldwide doubled its sales between 2006 and 2015 following its acquisition by UPL.
“The driving force behind these results was the excellent performance of our two main subsidiaries, Decco US and Decco Iberica, along with good results in the emerging markets of Latin America, China and India,” said the company’s Daniel Alabade, adding that the group expects to double turnover again over the next four years. “This type of internal events allow growth strategies to be unified thus making them sustainable in order to provide greater value to our customers around the world.”