View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
December 9, 2020

Agros Produce to use IFCO RPCs for tomato packaging

Advanced greenhouses technology grown tomatoes provider Agros Produce has entered strategic partnership with reusable plastic containers (RPCs) producer IFCO Systems for tomato packaging solution.

Advanced greenhouses technology grown tomatoes provider Agros Produce has entered strategic partnership with reusable plastic containers (RPCs) producer IFCO Systems for tomato packaging solution.

Under this partnership, Agros Produce will leverage IFCO RPCs to pack and ship its tomatoes to retail grocery customers across the US and Canada.

Agros Produce CEO Montserrat Duarte said: “IFCO RPCs are OMRI Listed and an ideal packaging solution for our tomatoes.

“They provide a sustainable solution along with a food safety guarantee through their cleaning and sanitisation process.

“It is an efficient way to reduce labour costs. With IFCO we have reduced product damage and increased the freshness of our tomatoes.

“On the sustainability front, we have been able to reduce our environmental footprint as well as those of our customers.”

IFCO RPCs serves as a sustainable alternative to single-use packaging, as it uses lesser energy and water. It also produces lower CO2 emission and solid waste.

Additionally, they are easier to handle and extend the life of fresh produce. Each RPC can be used up to 100 times before being recycled.

Over 400,000 IFCO RPCs are used by Agros Produce every year to pack and transport its greenhouse tomatoes to grocery retailers throughout the US and Canada.

IFCO North America president Dan Martin said: “We are proud to partner with Agros Produce to ensure its nutritious, fresh and delicious tomatoes successfully reach its retail grocery customers and ultimately the kitchens and tables of consumers across North America in the most safe and sustainable way.”

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The packaging industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Packaging Gateway