July 9, 2021
FRESNO –Summit Produce based in US announces the alliance between Pura Fruit Company, formerly Agrícola San José de Perú, and GESEX, Chilean company with more than 20 years of experience. The proposal is to create a new company, Pura Gesex, which will manage the global export and logistics of the operations that each company has in Peru, positioning itself among the leaders of the production industry.
In the next 3 years, this Peruvian operation has a potential 6 million boxes and US$120 million business, making it a top three grape producer in Peru and a sizeable exporter worldwide.
According to Christian Gwynne, CEO of Gesex: “This agreement allows us to consolidate our agricultural and commercial projects more quickly with a solid structure, integrating agricultural production with packaging, technical and marketing operations in the destination markets.”
As a result of this alliance, Pura Gesex now owns more than 5,000 acres in Peru, and more than 2,600 of those acres are in production with new licensed varieties of grapes.
“This alliance is a wonderful opportunity for us to expand our offerings to our customer base,” said Tony Supino, Commercial Manager for Summit Produce. “In the past four years there has been a lot of new acreage planted with dedication to new, great-eating varieties and the strategic mindset of planting 2 to 1 volume in green over red grapes. For more than 10 years we pride ourselves on our growth as a high-end grower, packer, shipper and sales organization.”
About Summit Produce
Summit Produce, based in Fresno, CA, is the U.S. commercial office for a premium group of growers, Gesex, whose main operation is in Santiago, Chile. As a vertically integrated company, Summit Produce offers a variety of fresh fruits from Chile and Peru, including grapes, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, cherries, lemons, navels, mandarins and organic stone fruit.
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