Hazel Technologies Details Mango Export Partnership with Fundo Los Paltos
CHICAGO, IL - Partnerships keep stacking up for Hazel Technologies, who recently announced that it found a new partner in Fundo Los Paltos, a grower/exporter of Peruvian mangos.
"Mango production has continued to grow in recent years, and with the food supply chain globalizing faster than ever, longer shipment distances mean a higher risk for lower quality arrivals and more food waste,” said Aidan Mouat, CEO of Hazel Technologies. "Our goal at Hazel has always been to sustainably connect global markets by ensuring maximum fruit quality and minimum food waste. The success of our new Peruvian partnership paves the way for future partnerships in India, Brazil, and Thailand. It's a big step forward for our international presence."
According to a press release, Peru was the third largest exporter of mangos in the world. Fundo Los Paltos currently manages over 700 acres of mangos in the San Lorenzo production area of Piura on the coast of Northern Peru.
Last season, the grower conducted in-depth testing with Hazel’s patented technology, Hazel™ for Mango, which yielded positive results for its mango crop. These included higher firmness, lower incidence of decay, and lower quality claims on arrival.
"In 2019, we tested Hazel for Mango on approximately 30 percent of our export shipments, with 25–32 day transit times to Europe or Asia," said Renzo Muro, CEO of Fundo Los Paltos, “Our product arrived with consistently higher firmness and lower incidence of decay such as anthracnose, and as a result we reduced quality claims by 75 percent. We look forward to fully incorporating Hazel Tech into our export containers this upcoming season.”
Martin Roeder, Latin America Sales Manager for Hazel Technologies, added, “Our Hazel for Mango and Hazel for Grape post-harvest solutions have received a lot of excitement in South America following consistent positive results in the past year. We look forward to servicing our customers and continuing to grow our presence in the market.”
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