Mana Agro Expands its Avocado Business to Saudi Arabia
November 1st marks the day the company’s first container of hass avocados arrives at Jeddah Islamic Seaport.
After the purchase of Pacific Fruits, Mana Agro has moved forward to expand to other parts of the world. Saudi Arabia was the first country that came to mind as a newfound destination for the world-renowned Colombian hass avocados.
Many countries around the world have been in the tropical fruits business and more keep joining throughout the years. As of today, Mexico, the Philippines, Kenya and South Africa are the main suppliers. It takes approximately 25 days from Colombia to Saudi Arabia and Ahumada is confident that Colombia has all the capabilities to supply the market with extremely high quality fruit.
Why Saudi Arabia? The Commercial Director stated that the country has an impressive mode of transport and excellent logistics, making it ‘the ideal hub from which to supply the rest of the region.’
After making shipments to Hong Kong and Dubai, it was crucial for the company to be open to the Saudi market. Hopefully, after having much success, the company will be able to expand to Argentina in the next couple of years.