The best procurement service
Our mission is to be the connection between agricultural producers and the food industry by building strong and long-term relationships between them. Globalization and standardization may well be at the order of the day, but we have learnt from experience that only working closely together and providing personalized service makes it possible to find solutions to procurement problems. From our headquarters in South America, one of the fastest-growing agricultural regions of the XXI century world, we at Catanzaro have developed an impressive cooperation network of leading suppliers of raw materials for the global food and beverages industry allowing us to provide you with the best procurement service.
We believe that fruit and berries must be only fresh, healthy and tasty, so we created the Fresh and Good product line to support this belief, the one we share with all of our partners in the supply chain in Chile, Argentina, Peru and other sourcing countries.
Chile: an ecological island
UNIQUE ECOLOGICAL CONDITION:
Most fruit plantations and processing plants in Chile are located in the Central Valley of the country – a region naturally isolated from the rest of the world, its epidemics and diseases, by the snowy Andes at the East, the Atacama Desert at the North, the waters of the Pacific Ocean at the West and the ecologically pure Antarctica on the South.
A MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE ON THE SHORES OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Mostly the whole Chilean territory is benefited from a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and dry and hot summers. Fruit trees are irrigated with water from mountain springs, while the absence of summer rains reduces the need for agrochemicals. Sharp diurnal temperature variation creates excellent conditions for the ripening of fruits.
OFF SEASON - AN "INVERTED" SEASONALITY
When leaves turn yellow in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumn rains sets in, the orchards blossom in Chile. As winter advances and Eurasia and North America find themselves covered with snow, the fruits and berries are abundant at its best on our side of the world, making it possible for us to offer fresh and dehydrated fruit, fruit puree and juice concentrates just when you thought they were out of season.
AN EFFICIENT PHYTOSANITARY CONTROL
Government Agencies and Producers & Exporters associations work together or “cooperate” to prevent harmful pest penetration into the country. Big efforts are being made to deploy traceability and to make certification systems in compliance with international best practice.