Tropicals giant Fyffes has won an award for its Costa Rican pineapple program.

The Chamber of Exportation Costa Rica (Cadexco) gave  Fyffes-owned pineapple farm Anexco its highest honor, the Exporter Grand Award.

Every year, Cadexco awards a select group of Costa Rican companies that export their goods worldwide and contribute to the country’s economy and local communities. Anexco won in part for its new modern, state-of-the-art packhouse, according to the organization.

The farm currently employs over 1,000 workers and exports more than 8 million boxes of pineapples yearly, a number that is projected to grow thanks to the new facilities.

“There were over 20 awards given during the ceremony to various exporters, and to win the most coveted award was a fantastic achievement,” says Declan O’Neill, Fyffes’ regional manager for its pineapple division. “It is a great motivation to our team of managers and all our people in Anexco. All of us present on Fyffes’ behalf were incredibly proud as we did not know we were contenders for the big accolade.”