La Manna Premier Group and Cutri Fruit have launched a new joint venture for exports.
Trading under the name LPG Cutri Fruit Global Exports, the new entity will use the expertise of both businesses to supply buyers with premium Australian produce year-round
The joint venture will exclusively handle Cutri Fruit’s international stonefruit shipments, along with the full array of export products that LPG has been marketing for many years.
“LPG is so excited to be part of this new exporting joint venture,” said LPG international sales manager, Frank Frappa, who is the key point of contact for the new venture.
“I’ve had a strong working relationship with the Cutri team for over 15 years and see this as a natural fit. Both businesses love to invest in research and development, funding new frontiers in horticulture to constantly improve growth for our categories and customers.”
LPG is one of Australia’s leading fresh produce supply chain companies, with its farm production capacity spanning all Australian states. Its operations include open field growing as well as protected cropping.
Cutri Fruit is Australia’s largest grower-packer of fresh stonefruit and has recently expanded its operations into the production of avocados. It has been exporting for over 30 years and has until recently had its own in-house exporting business, Certified Fresh.
“The Australian stonefruit industry is currently going through its most exciting time of growth and exporting potential,” said Gaethan Cutri, CEO of Cutri Fruit. “To embark upon such an epic joint venture with LPG seems like the perfect opportunity to allow our exports to continue their upward trajectory into the future.”
Cutri Fruit’s stonefruit harvest is set to get underway within coming weeks, with growing conditions to date described as “superb.”
LPG Cutri Fruit Global Exports already has fresh fruit available to buyers, with mangoes from farms in the Northern Territory ready for export.