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Anton Dürbeck continues tradition

Fifth-generation family members Carlo and Marco Dürbeck are joining the Germany-based fresh produce importer

Anton Dürbeck continues tradition

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Fruit trader and importer Anton Dürbeck Group has announced that it is taking on fifth-generation employees in the shape of Carlo and Marco Dürbeck.

Carlo has been working as an investment banker and Marco is about to complete his masters in agribusiness in Santiago.

"Becoming part of the family firm has always been our dream," they said in a statement. "Now we are looking forward to continuing the family success story in the world of internatonal fruit trade.

The Anton Dürbeck Group, consisting of the parent in Germany and its independent global subsidiaries, today has a turnover of approximately €250m.

Martin Dürbeck first set up his fruit business in Falkenau an der Eger in 1896. Anton Dürbeck, the name given to today’s firm, rebuilt the company after the Second World War in Frankfurt am Main.

It was Karl Dürbeck, Carlo's and Marco’s grandfather, who turned the company into a renowned international fruit trading firm. Together with Karl’s son Mathias, who is running the firm and its global subsidiaries today, Anton Dürbeck has also become a major banana importer of global importance.

"Carlo and Marco are already the fifth generation of Dürbecks feeling passionate about fruits and global trade," said Mathias. "Together with our colleagues and long-term partners, we are looking forward to continuing our successful business in the future."

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