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Spain: Trops expects to close mango and avocado campaign with 50 million in turnover

The results achieved by Trops, a leader in the production and marketing of tropical fruits, mainly mangoes and avocados, could not be better. 

Hovav Wexler of Israel (L) speak with Enrique Colilles (R) at Trops Mango facility near Velez-Malaga during 2003 IMO Global Mango Conference

So much so that the firm, which brings together more than 2,300 growers, expects to close the 2014-2015 mango and avocado campaign with a 50 million Euro turnover, which is 32 percent more than in the previous year, when it reached 34,177,000 million Euro.

According to manager Enrique Colilles, with these results the company has reached sales figures initially expected for 2018-2019, and all thanks to increased trading volumes. 

Trops will close the season and fiscal year with about 27 million kilos of fruit sold, of which just over nine million corresponded to mangoes and more than 17 million to avocados.

More producers

Colilles believes that a crucial aspect has been the increase in the number of producers who joined the Agrarian Transformation Society (SAT), which now brings together a total of 2,300 growers. 

This has also meant an increase in the number of kilos of fruit supplied to Trops. 

Another instrumental factor has been the growth of avocado production volumes registered in the province, with a total of 47,500 tonnes, 15.7% more than in the previous campaign, when 40,000 tonnes were produced. 

In the case of mangoes, a total of 20 million kilos were harvested, compared to just 7,000 tonnes in the previous campaign.

Another factor that will allow Trops to improve its financial results are the good prices reached by both mangoes and avocados in the European markets. The firm has paid 2.80 Euro per kilo to avocado growers for the entire production, without distinction.

Colilles announced that the company is considering advancing the investments planned for 2018 to 2016, with the goal of improving its plant's tropical fruit sorting, grading and packaging capacity.

This Wednesday, Trops will inaugurate its latest extension; a new building with a multipurpose hall with a capacity for 400 people, a petrol station, a restaurant and a shop selling selected food products.

This new investment comes just four years after the commissioning of its new headquarters, which cost approximately 17 million Euro and has allowed Trops to continue growing in both trading volume and turnover. The company exports its products to 22 countries.


Publication date: 6/22/2015

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