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BC Tree Fruit Cooperative partners with Sandhu Fruit Farm

BC Tree Fruit Cooperative (BCTFC) and Mangal Capital Inc (Sandhu Fruit Farm) are partnering for the packing of export cherries grown in the Okanagan, Creston and Similkameen Valleys.  With the Sandhu Fruit Farm’s installation of Unitec’s world-class Cherry Vision 3.0 sorting and packing technology, cooperative growers who grow export-quality cherries will have even more opportunity to maximize their returns.  Shared volume and technology will enable greater access to markets by air and ocean.

Sandhu Fruit Farm, an independent grower and packer of cherries in the Okanagan Valley, has been exporting cherries to customers located in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia for 14 years.

“The opportunity for both organizations to utilize their collective strengths to maximize returns for cherry growers is exciting,” says Chanpreet Sandhu, CEO, Sandhu Fruit Farm, headquartered in Summerland. “The Unitec technology is second to none. Customers around the world are keenly aware of the quality cartons this technology generates which has resulted in strong prices for fruit packed on this line.”

“The strategic partnership with Sandhu Fruit Farm is an opportunity for the Cooperative’s export-oriented cherry growers to have their product packed on one of the best lines in the world,” says Warren Sarafinchan, president and CEO, BCTFC.

“Our BCTFC brand is extremely strong in Asia and this opportunity will maximize returns for our export growers. We look forward to a strong season as we pool our collective knowledge and resources to bring high quality BC cherries to the world.”

Source : The Grower

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