NatureSweet expands with new joint venture

NatureSweet expands with new joint venture

The tomato grower is adding 200 acres of greenhouse production space with plans to add more.

October 13, 2021

NatureSweet, per a press release, is expanding its operations through a joint venture with Ganfer, a premier high technology greenhouse grower in Mexico.

The joint venture will immediately add over 200 acres to the more than 1,200 acres already owned by NatureSweet, allowing the company to accelerate its growing capacity.

“We are thrilled to partner with Ganfer to create this Joint Venture and further accelerate our growth. We have worked together for four years, and they have been instrumental in providing the quality that customers and consumers have always expected from NatureSweet small tomatoes, on top of a much broader spectrum of greenhouse-grown vegetables”, said Rodolfo Spielmann, President and CEO of NatureSweet. “This is not only about getting to over 1,400 acres of vertical integration today, but also accelerating newly added capacity moving forward, as we expect to add at least another 150 acres by the end of 2022 and continue building from there.”

“We are very excited to start this joint venture with NatureSweet. This is beyond just growing superior products, but it’s also about a vision to leverage higher technology to accelerate and maximize our positive impact in our communities and the planet”, said German Gándara, President and CEO of Ganfer.