SAN ANTONIO — NatureSweet is expanding its operations through a joint venture with Ganfer, a high-tech greenhouse grower in Mexico. The new partnership aims to strengthen the company’s position as the largest vertically integrated source of greenhouse-grown produce in North America.
The joint venture will add over 200 acres to the more than 1,200 acres already owned by NatureSweet, allowing the company to accelerate its growing capacity.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ganfer to create this Joint Venture and further accelerate our growth,” said Rodolfo Spielmann, president and chief executive officer of NatureSweet. “We have worked together for four years, and they have been instrumental in providing the quality that customers and consumers have always expected from NatureSweet small tomatoes, on top of a much broader spectrum of greenhouse-grown vegetables.”
NatureSweet’s goal to be the single-source solution for greenhouse-grown produce in North America by 2023 found the perfect catalyst in Ganfer’s human approach to innovation and agricultural technology.
“We are very excited to start this joint venture with NatureSweet,” said German Gándara, president and chief executive officer of Ganfer. “This is beyond just growing superior products, but it’s also about a vision to leverage higher technology to accelerate and maximize our positive impact in our communities and the planet.”
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