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News 05.04.2017

SVZ marks 150 years of fruit and vegetable passion

SVZ, global supplier of premium fruit and vegetable ingredients, this year celebrates its 150th anniversary of agro-­supply chain control and production of processed fruit and vegetable ingredients.

SVZ marks 150 years of fruit and vegetable passion

SVZ, global supplier of premium fruit and vegetable ingredients, this year celebrates its 150th anniversary of agro-supply chain control and production of processed fruit and vegetable ingredients. Continuous growth, commitment to innovation and quality have all allowed SVZ to become a major supplier of fruit and vegetable purees, juices, concentrated puree and juice concentrates to some of the major food and beverage manufacturers across the world.

In 1867 Mr A. Zwanenburg, one of SVZ’s founding members and the Z of the SVZ name, opened his business as a commission trader. 79 years later, the company purchased its first processing factory and soon after joined forces with the Spyers Brothers and Van der Vijver, giving life to the SVZ name.

In 1985, SVZ purchased it first Spanish factory in Almonte, in Huelva region, the European strawberry hub. A year later, SVZ further strengthened its agro-industrial credentials by becoming part of Royal Cosun, an agro-industrial concern on a co-operative basis unti,l in 2000, SVZ broadened its portfolio and footprint with the purchase of the Seneca factory in Othello, now SVZ USA. The company now operates four manufacturing locations and employs over 500 people globally.

Anouk ter Laak, CEO of SVZ, comments: “SVZ’s heritage is a source of inspiration for all of us. Since its foundation 150 years ago, SVZ has been focused on delivering to the highest standards. Growing and perfecting our product offering, agro-supply expertise and sustainability credentials has always been a key driver of our growth and success, as well as that of our customers”.

She adds, “SVZ’s close collaboration with growers and our world-class production facilities ensure the highest standards of cultivation, harvesting and processing, anywhere in the world. Our expertise comes from 150 years of passion for the best quality ingredients and from the commitment to all our growers and employees, who made this possible. It is thrilling to look back at the company’s dynamic history and see how much it has evolved to become what it is now. It’s from this base that we continue to grow and look forward to an exciting future.”

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