Fresh Del Monte Produce begins operations at fresh cut plant in Yokohama
Fresh Del Monte Produce said that its subsidiary Fresh Del Monte Japan began operations at its newly completed $19 million fresh cut plant in Yokohama, Japan.
The new fresh cut plant in Yokohama is said to have an annual production capacity of 10,000 tons of fruits and vegetables. It will operate as a manufacturing base that will cater to the growing need for ready-to-eat fresh and convenient fruits, salads, and vegetables in Japan.
Fresh Del Monte Produce began construction on the fresh cut plant in 2019 in adherence to stringent hygiene protocols and a cutting-edge low-temperature air condition management system for sustaining freshness and product quality.
Youssef Zakharia- President and Chief Operating Officer of Fresh Del Monte Produce said: “We identified a significant growth in demand for fresh and high-quality produce across Japan. Today, more than ever, our consumers are looking for fresh ready-to-eat options. Our plant in Yokohama will maximize our wide range of products, driving growth and innovation in our fresh-cut segment.”
The fresh cut plant will mainly focus on the Tokyo metropolitan area which has a population of over 37 million.
Kunihiko Katayama – General Manager of Fresh Del Monte Japan said: “This is a milestone event for Fresh Del Monte Japan. We have worked extensively on this project and considered every detail behind our state-of-the-art fresh cut facility. It is exciting to finally see our work come to fruition as we continue to supply our customers with fresh and ready-to-eat produce.”