Fruit Trade International

50 years experience in growing and exporting the finest fruit available!

We are a medium sized fruit exporting company, servicing similar sized niche clients all over the world. We have more than 50 years of experience in growing and exporting the finest fruit available. We are sensitive to our customers’ needs and work closely together with our clients to address their special requirements through innovative solutions. We ship mostly by container and offer our clients the exact variety and quality of the products they need.

The founder member of Fruit Trade International (FTI), Joe van den Berg, started up FTI, exporting his own subtropical fruit to Europe in the early 90’s. This included mangoes, litchis and avocados. When the Citrus fruit industry deregulated in the mid 90’s, he also started exporting his citrus products to Europe and other destinations. FTI was officially established in 2002 when Joe van den Berg took in partners and other producers to establish a fully-fledged Export Company with an in-house logistics arm..

Today, FTI is a Medium-Sized, Highly Efficient Fruit Export Company!

SOURCING

We source and export fruit of optimal maturity from the best growing regions in South Africa, thereby ensuring excellent shelf life, with a good spread throughout the growth cycle. We administer our supplier’s trade accounts and provide a full in-house logistical solution (Coolfruit Logistics), utilising the most reputable service providers.

OUR GROWERS & STANDARDS

Our growers are hand-picked and the base of our business. They ensure steady quality supply of product. They manage their production, handle and pack their fruit to a high degree of pre-determined FTI packing standards. This ensures that FTI can offer consistent fruit quality, based on good internal and external standards.
They adhere to HACCP / GAP and all the required post harvesting standards.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

We deal in fruit from South Africa, and export such to international markets which include Canada / Ireland / UK / Norway / Holland / Belgium / France / Germany / Switzerland / Spain / Italy / The Middle East / Russia / Ukraine / Bangladesh / India / Korea / Singapore / Hong Kong / China / Thailand / Taiwan / Indonesia and Japan.

LOGISTIX

FTI has its own cold-chain logistics management team, which arranges all logistical requirements, track fruit being transported ex-farm, up to our local cold stores, and onward to international markets. All fruit are palletised and transported within 24 hours to our dedicated stores and placed under cold-storage, to ensure a swift turnaround time.

BRANDS

Our international clients are highly specialised fruit importers and distributors.
They, in turn, focus on servicing high-quality retail chains or niche fruit retailers. Our clients enjoy a long-standing relationship with us, and therefore FTI has managed to place the “Southern Star” and “Jabulani” brands successfully into each market.

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Quality

“The key factors for FTI’s successes are independence, professionalism and understanding our clients and growers needs. Our ability to load the fruit onto the safest and fastest route to its destination, in order to ensure a high degree of efficiency in the cold chain, ensures the quality of produce with good shelf-life.”

MEET OUR TEAM

Maintaining a High Level of Control & Professionalism

JOE VAN DEN BERG

Financial Manager

Joe founded FTI in 1995, is an agronomist and has extensive experience in the production, packaging and marketing of subtropical and citrus fruits.

JÖRN STRAUSS

Procurement and Marketing Manager

Jörn studied Plant Pathology and has been involved in fruit exports on senior management level since 1994. Jörn’s main area of responsibility is Procurement and Marketing.

JOHANN BASSON

Manager of Coolfruit Logistix

Johann is a B. Com graduate in the field of Logistics.
He is responsible for the smooth running of all logistical matters ensuring product is moved from source to final destination.
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DEBBIE OOSTHUIZEN

Company Administration

Debbie is the friendly voice answering incoming calls and looking after company administration, and Supplier data processing.

CHANTAL

Financial Officer

Chantal is responsible for internal financial and administrative auditing and to supply financial management information to the Directors.

FRUIT TRADE INTERNATIONAL

We are a medium sized fruit exporting company, servicing similar sized niche clients all over the world. We have more than 50 years of experience in growing and exporting the finest fruit available. We are sensitive to our customers' needs and work closely together with our clients to address their special requirements through innovative solutions.

FRUIT TRADE INTERNATIONAL
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CONTACT

Our office is situated in the coastal town of Mossel Bay along the Garden Route of the Western Cape.

F.T.I House
No 4 Bland Street, Mossel Bay Point,
Mossel Bay, South Africa
4 Bland Street, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
Tel: +27 44 690 8385
Email: info@ftifresh.com

F.T.I House

No 4 Bland Street, Mossel Bay Point, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Tel: +27 44 690 8385
Email: Email Us: info@ftifresh.com