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IG and Engin Tarim join Hand To Become the Largest Apple-Producing Consortium in Asia

● The joint venture will furnish the best-of-breed apples in as many as five different varieties in the next three years for apple aficionados in India. ● The accord looks to achieve 50,000 tonnes of production value of these high-grade apple varieties in the next three years

Kritika Madhukar
The partnership hopes to nurture and cultivate 50,000 tonnes of the best-of-breed apples in five varieties over the next three years.
The partnership hopes to nurture and cultivate 50,000 tonnes of the best-of-breed apples in five varieties over the next three years.

IG International, one of India’s leading fresh fruit importers, has announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Engin Tarim, the largest one-piece apple manufacturer in Europe. This accord will establish the new joint venture, IG-Engin Tarim, as one of the prime planters of apple varieties in India.

The partnership hopes to nurture and cultivate 50,000 tonnes of the best-of-breed apples in five varieties over the next three years. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be the home for the production of these apples. Since these locations would provide a suitable incubator for cultivating superior varieties as they furnish compatible climatic conditions. 

Engin Tarim has entrenched its reputation in Europe as the stewards of the apple business. The inherent ethos of the Turkish apple producer is to be environmentally friendly, technologically capacitated, and carry a modern outlook. A production capability of 55,000 tonnes of first-rate apples and a depot that can stock 17,800 tonnes of apples coupled with novel protective cultivation methods has earned the brand a Global GAP and Good Agriculture Certification. 

Acclaimed as the leading fresh fruit importer in India, IG International is entrenched with a renowned reputation for more than 50 years in this market segment. The company’s organized and strategic sourcing system, augmented by a seamless supply chain with a well-connected overseas procurement network, enables them to import best-of-breed fruits from 22 different countries.

Speaking about the joint venture with Engin Tarim, Tarun Arora, Director–Single-family office of IG International, said, “We are extremely delighted to join hands with Engin Tarim. Apples are one of the world's most consumed fruits. At IG International, we’ve been able to curate and upkeep a community of apple aficionados who’ve loved the IG apple range over the years. This partnership will bring scalable production, expertise, network, and quality assurance to all our customers. The IG-EngimTarim will be the new adobe for the juiciest and top-notch apples in India.” 

"As it has been many years since the first apple container was loaded from Turkey to India, Turkey has become the top source of apples for this non-stop developing country of India. We’re thrilled to announce the new partnership between IG International and Engin Tarım. On one hand, IG International, which is by far the number one supplier, distributor, importer, and exporter in India and one of the leading fresh fruit companies in the world, and on the other hand, Engin Tarım which is the largest private apple grower in continental Europe and the leading producer of the apples exported to India, are now coming together.” 

“With the establishment of this one-of-a-kind joint venture in India, the cooperation between these companies that love agriculture has become official.

While these two leading companies continue to deliver quality and freshness in the industry, innovative and revolutionary projects will come with the combination of each firms’ knowledge and development. We believe that this new partnership will bring a fresh breath to the global fruit and vegetable industry and, hopefully, serve as an inspiration to many others.

Along with many unique projects and values established for this amazing country of India, we are just getting started and have a lot to do.” added Seyda Ertug, Chairman for Engin Tarim. 

About IG International:

IG International is one of the top fresh fruit importers in India. The brand has created a reputation for itself in this niche market where it has been present for more than 50 years. The company has an organized, strategic sourcing system augmented by a seamless supply chain with a well-connected overseas procurement network. With more than 50 varieties, it boasts an extensively multifarious stack of offerings from 22 countries for its Indian customers. 

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