Fyffes Opens New Packhouse in Costa Rica; Helge Sparsoe Comments
COSTA RICA - Expansion loading! Fyffes is currently pursuing a tactical international expansion set to substantially bolster its production capabilities. In the company’s latest move, it has unveiled plans to build a new packhouse at its farm Victoria in Sarapiqui de Heredia, Costa Rica.
“Winning together also includes our communities, our partners, and allies because if we don't work together, we will face many more significant challenges ahead,” said Fyffes Chief Executive Officer Helge Sparsoe, highlighting the importance of collaborating in the long term to face the challenges that the future may bring.
The new packhouse has been designed to promote employee well-being and safety while enabling improved efficiencies and supporting the grower’s ambitious sustainability targets. As a press release outlined, the modern design of the new packhouse minimizes bruising to the fruit, increases packaging capacity through multiple processing lines, reduces water consumption by up to 40 percent, and improves occupational health by facilitating the palletizing process with two hydraulic tables and anti-fatigue mats in the selection, weighing, and packaging areas.
Fyffes’ strategic investment in technology and equipment demonstrates a commitment to continually improve the quality and efficiency of production processes while maintaining a focus on safety and ensuring that workers are always treated with respect and dignity.
To celebrate its expansion, Fyffes recently held an inauguration event which included the attendance of Fyffes’ business partners Grupo Acón, Grupo Colono, Jardín del Tigre, and the Costa Rican banana authority Corbana (Corporación Bananera Nacional). Fyffes was represented by Sparsoe and Chief Supply Officer, Sheila McCann Morrison, who addressed employees and thanked them for their ongoing contribution to the company.
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