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OUR KNOW HOW

23 years of experience in banana operation in Latin America and Asia.

Quality & Service

We are a fruit trading company committed to providing only the best in quality and service to our customers.

Quality & Service

Global G.A.P. Certification

Farms are at par with the best in the world all apply Good Agricultural Practices and are Certified Global "G.A.P"

Global G.A.P. Certification

Shipping & Logistics

From the port of Guayaquil, we are able to cover the world with competitive rates and delivery times in line with market conditions.

Shipping & Logistics

About Us

Operation in Latin America and Asia.

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Background


Independent Fruit Company has been founded by a seasoned experienced banana corporate executive with over 23 years of exposure in banana operations in Latin America and Asia. He initiated in Colombia, Santa Marta and Uraba, for Banacol where he worked for over 10 years.

Federico Vázquez ZuletaMoved to the Philippines in 1999 to work with the Lorenzo Group Lapanday foods Corporation where he managed the purchasing and trade and logistics group. In 2007 became President and CEO with full responsibility over the Trade operations including sales and marketing of 24 million boxes in to Japan, Korea , China Kong, Kong, Singapore and the Middle East.

In October 2010 Accepted an offer to moved back to Latin America, Ecuador as Division General Manager for Chiquita brands Int.

In March 2012 after visioning important opportunities decided to resign and form his own company.

Vision


To be a serious, reliable and fair buyer of fruits for the growers, wherever we buy from and a reliable competitive independent source of the best produce for our buyers all over the world, making sure there is social and environmental compliance in all processes.

Mission


We are a serious trader of fruits committed to give only the best to our customers. We will source applying our knowledge and experience to qualify trough proven assurance systems only the best fruit.

Our Sources

THE BEST IN THE WORLD

Farms are at par with the best in the world all apply Good Agricultural Practices and are certified Global gap; the infrastructure of the farms include under tree irrigation systems, drainage, cable way systems every 50 meters and fully fitted packing houses with trained permanent employees, water source comes from wells and is chlorinated to prevent any type of contamination during the process.
SourcesThe growing conditions, soil fertility, low presence of diseases very common in other growing regions in the world, which affect the quality like Black Sigatoka, a fungi that feeds and reproduces on the surface of the leafs destroying them and causing the fruit to ripen prematurely, in Ecuador Black Sigatoka is not aggressive it is common to see bunches with 13 weeks at harvest and 8 fully functional leafs. Other pests like Thrips, insects which affect the cosmetic appearance of the fruit are not aggressive in Ecuador. With these favorable conditions the fruit has very good quality and can be shipped to the whole world.
The packing houses are adequate for packing simultaneous or individually several types of packs for different markets this assures that the personnel is trained to packs for US, Europe, Asia, Russia, and South America.

Shipping & Logistics

We are able to cover the world

The ports of Guayaquil are three, Contecon, Bananapuerto and Fertiza which are visited on a weekly basis by most of the container lines serving all continents with very modern containers some even offer modified atmosphere at an extra charge in other to preserve freshness for longer voyages. There are also other shipping lines with dedicated Refer services under deck to northern Europe and the Mediterranean and private companies which offer their excess space on refer vessels again to Europe and North America so there is no shortage of shipping capacity to cover most destinations world wide with competitive rates.

Contact Us

Using the contact form to send us email at below

We look forward to serving you 

You can use the following information to keep in touch with us.

  • Name: Federico Vázquez Zuleta
  • Phone/Fax: (593 4) 600 53 02
  • Cell: (593) 996 45 915
  • Offices: Olivos 1, Avenida el Parque y Peatonal - INT 105, Los Ceibos
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador

We look forward to serving you