FRUTÍNTER, S.L. IS A FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY WITH A LONG TRADITION IN THE FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SECTOR, PRESENT INTHE BEST INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL MARKETS SINCE DECADES AGO.
The company of the Usó Prades family was established in the 1950s in the Barcelona's Mercat del Born, one of the wholesale markets at that time. Since its beginnings, its core values are based on transparency and good work. Core values that are linked to two of the company's main goals: meeting customer's needs, giving them the best possible service, and offering always the best quality.
This long history, with more than 40 years of experience, and our continued commitment to our customers has borne fruit and now, the second generation of this family is one of the most recognised benchmark companies in the sector.
With its head office in Vila-Real (Castellón), a privileged place of the Mediterranean region, Frutínter, S.L. is in charge of the production, marketing and distribution of citrus fruits, mainly oranges and mandarins, other fruits like melons and watermelons and different seasonal vegetables.
The long history of our company has taken us to different places. Our history begins in a little oranges' handling and packaging storehouse in Alqueries. Then, it continues in the 1960s in a little warehouse in Lérida and grows with a new warehouse of 4,000 m2 in Alqueries. 1982 marks the origin of our manufacturing plant is in Vila-Real, a cornerstone of our history. Since then, it has been constantly growing and was expanded in 2014 with the opening of our new plant in Onda (22,000 covered m2).
The handled product has been evolving and changing its origin according to the production varieties and the current customer demand, transforming the production of pome fruits. In the 80's, we also began to produce and market melons and watermelons.
FRUTÍNTER: A COMPANY WITH A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SCOPE.
Since its beginning, Frutínter has been characterised by its interest in bringing the best distribution to their costumers.
Searching for the best ways of marketing its fruits and vegetables, and ensuring all guarantees of freshness and quality, our company is placed in the two main Spanish fruit wholesale markets: Mercabarna and Mercamadrid. We have also some branches in other European cities like Paris.
QUALITY, TRANSPARENCY AND BEST PRACTICIES
The history of Frutínter has being always linked to three essential commitments that are also the source of our mission during these 50 years: always offering the best quality in our products, the best service to our customers and encouraging transparency and best practices in all our production.
On this basis, we are concerned about including the latest available technology throughout the entire production and handling chains, in order to ensure a sustained improvement of our company. We believe in innovation, favouring best agricultural practices in the fruits' production, the addition of new methods and the development of the highest quality top ranking international standards.
We are also aware that sustainable and environmentally-friendly business practices must be taken to guarantee a healthy environment for future generations.
All these commitments could not be carried out without the human capital of our company, guarantee of the good work and quality of the products we offer. We therefore rely on the safety and health of those who are part of Frutínter, favouring leadership and career development opportunities.
FRUTINTER PRODUCTS, THE QUALITY OF TRADITION
Since our beginning, we have always been characterised by providing the best service, offering you freshness and Mediterranean taste in all our products.
Our production of oranges and mandarins comes from our own fields, with more than 250 hectares of land, as well as from the fields of our associated producers from our surroundings, which enables us to offer a quality product throughout the year. More than one thousand hectares of land where we still preserve the respect for the fruit, together with the most advanced security and handling measures.
Frutínter also has different lands in Southern Hemisphere countries that complement our national production and diversify the off-season supply. With their fruits we can meet our customers' demand at any time throughout the year.
As an exporting company, our products are daily present on the supermarket shelves in different countries like Poland, Italy, France, United Kingdom and the Baltic countries, and they begin to be marketed in others, like Canada and countries from the Middle East and Central America.
Frutínter preserves its Mediterranean origin. That's why our manufacturing plants are located in the province of Castellón (Spain), a privileged area for our products due to its profound tradition in citrus fruits' production.
Nowadays, we have two modern warehouses, in addition to the stands and offices in the most important fresh food wholesale markets:
COMMITED TO OUR ENVIRONMENT
In Frutínter, the satisfaction of offering the best service is paramount. That's why Frutínter attaches great importance to transparency in everything it does. We know that growing up in innovation and excellence is essential. That is why we are constantly evolving, being always attentive to customers' opinions and suggestions.
Being part of a world where progress encompasses all fields, our product should also be able to benefit from the latest innovations. Thus, we are fully engaged in research and development, including all the processes and methods that ensure a better quality and a greater food safety.
In our commitment to environment, our manufacturing plants have the most advanced technology and the most up-to-date fruit processing equipment, enabling a faster processing with lower environmental impact and less consumption of resources. Likewise, waste produced during fruit treatment in the fields as well as in our storehouses is correctly managed and processed in an environmentally friendly way for recycling.
Being a major company is possible thanks to those who are part of it. So, we are concerned about reaching a good working atmosphere, where our employees could develop themselves both professionally and personally, and always ensuring the compliance with current health and safety legislation.
In Frutínter we are not only producers and manufacturers, but we also take care of logistics and distribution of our products, enabling an easier process and ensuring the special needs of every product, in order to offer always an excellent service.
For a most appropriate service to our customers, as well as creating the Distribution Platform in Barcelona, we have our own fleet of trucks for direct transport.
Frutínter is major shareholder of the company Nuppec Logística, S.L, which has a fleet of 74 trucks, that are used to make the most of our national and international transport. Thus, we ensure not only the freshness and quality since the crop, but their preservation throughout the production chain, until it reaches the end consumer.