EXPANSION OF THE COMPANY & OWN FRUIT PRODUCTION IN CHILE
The cooperation with Carl Gottmann’s B.V. began in 1976 –being the fiscal representative for customs clearance for overseas goods imported into the Netherlands at that time. Today, Carl Gottmann’s B.V. specializes in subtropical fruits and has developed into a close cooperation partner over the years. Thanks to this fruitful synergy, we were able to extend not only our range of products, but also our customer base.
After the company had been successfully established as an apple importer from Chile, it was only a little step for Anton Dürbeck GmbH to become a producer itself. In the mid-1980s, the Exportadora Frutasol Chile S.A. was founded in Curicó, Chile growing apples, cherries, kiwis, pears and walnuts on more than 550 hectares of land. This was the first step into the firm’s vertical business integration. Over the following years, Karl was increasingly involved in Frutasol, where he successfully and passionately managed the business until he passed away at the age of 85.