IG International has revealed that IG Grapes has joined with SNFL Group to plant world-class grape varieties in India
IG International, one of India’s leading fresh fruit importers, has joined hands with Special New Fruit Licensing (SNFL) Group to plant world-class grape varieties in India.
The new project ”will establish IG International as one of the prime grape growers in India”, a statement outlined.
The partnership will focus on bringing leading cultivars to Indian consumers in Nashik, which is set to be the home for the production of new varieties of grapes.
The initial planting will begin with 40 acres of land and will go up to 100 acres by 2023, the groups confirmed.
”For over 20 years, SNFL Group has been breeding and developing new table grape varieties and licensing their production around the world,” the statement continued. “They are driven to propel the next generation of sustainable and healthy table grape varieties to better serve the success of growers, retailers, and consumers around the globe.
”Acclaimed as the leading fresh fruit importer in India, IG International is entrenched with a renowned reputation for more than 50 years in this market segment. The company’s organised and strategic sourcing system, augmented by a seamless supply chain with a well-connected overseas procurement network, enables them to bring top varieties of grapes from SNFL which are currently not grown in India.”
Speaking about this collaboration, Aman Anand, CEO of IG Grapes, said the company was ”extremely delighted” to join up with SNFL.
”Grapes are one of the best-selling commodities in the fresh fruit industry as they are universally liked by many consumers,” he said. ”SNFL will provide the first-grade varieties of grapes in India through IG Grapes’ vast network.
”With this partnership, we’re looking forward to making sure that we have scalable production, expertise, and a steady supply of delicious grapes of unmatched quality.”
Josep Estiarte, CEO of SNFL, said: “Grapes are one of the most diverse and devoured fruits in India and with the establishment of this collaboration between our two leading companies, we will be able to deliver quality and freshness for all grape lovers in India.
”SNFL’s project in India started two years ago with the planting of its first protected varieties in the Indian market and we are committed to support the development of a premium table grape industry that will deliver better varieties to consumers.”