North American tomato producer NatureSweet has announced a partnership with Ganfer, one of the largest greenhouse vegetable producers in North America, which will add more than 100ha of greenhouses to the former's production over the next three years.
The partnership will enable NatureSweet to increase production of its tomato brands, while enabling both NatureSweet and Ganfer to advance their respective expansion and growth plans.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with an organisation that has the expertise of Ganfer,” said Bryant Ambelang, president and CEO of NatureSweet. “Our investment in expansion will help to secure our aggressive growth plans.”
Existing Ganfer greenhouses, plus new construction that has already begun, will bring the total venture to over 100 hectares of greenhouses with production beginning 1 November. There will be a second phase of expansion beginning 1 April 2017, with additional expansion each year for the next five years.
“These new greenhouses are only the beginning of our expansion plan,” said German Gandara, president and CEO of Ganfer Greenhouses. “Our partnership with NatureSweet provides us with the financial confidence we were looking for to continue expanding for many years to come.”