Bad Homburg, 21.09.2018
Anton Dürbeck Group: First Rain Forest Alliance certified bananas from own production are due to arrive in Hamburg
The first three containers of Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified Excelban® bananas from Dürbeck’s own farms in Ecuador are expected to arrive in Hamburg on October 1st 2018. The volumes will gradually increase to approximately 10,000 boxes per week.
In the medium-term, the entire production will comply with Rainforest Alliance standards. Over the next 1 – 2 years, RFA volumes from Dürbeck’s own farms will already increase to approximately 25,000 boxes per week.
Anton Dürbeck GmbH has been importing bananas from Ecuador for more than 25 years. In 2017, Dürbeck commercialized more than 14 million boxes in Europe and the Mediterranean under the recognized brands Excelban® und Dolce&Banana®. Moreover, Dürbeck has increasingly invested into own farms in Ecuador. The own production, nowadays more than 700 hectares, covers an import volume of approximately 40,000 boxes per week (2 million boxes per year).