PRODUCE, RIPENING, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION

The Tropifruit (UK) headquarters based near the Thames Gateway, Essex incorporates:

32,000sqft of produce
storage capacity

Tropifruit has 32,000sqft of produce storage capacity

13 ripening rooms with a total ripening capacity of 332 pallets

Tropifruit has 13 ripening rooms with a total ripening capacity of 332 pallets

Transport produce to
customers in UK and Europe

Tropifruit transport produce to customers in UK and Europe

Management, Operations
and Administration

Tropifruit Management, Operations and Administration
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Tropifruit is a long established, specialist importer and distributor of Afro-Carribean fruit and vegetables.

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We serve a diverse ethnic market through our customers including stores, market traders, independent retailers, caterers, restaurants and other food service businesses.

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Our global supply chain includes a number of high quality growers and our own produce farms located in the Dominican Republic and North Africa.

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Based in Essex near the Thames Gateway we’re ideally located to transport produce to customers in the UK using our own transport fleet.

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ARE YOU A GROWER LOOKING FOR UK DISTRIBUTION OR STORAGE

We are always seeking new supplier partnerships and welcome enquiries from growers globally.

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ARE YOU A CUSTOMER
LOOKING FOR A UK SUPPLIER

We are always seeking new customer relationships and welcome enquiries from wholesalers, retailers and others in food services.

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TROPIFRUIT OFFERS NEXT-GENERATION RIPENING CONTROL

Tropifruit ripening rooms benefit from integration with the advanced SmartHarvest Ripening Control System (RCS). This highly innovative yet highly proven solution sets new industry standards for ripening precision and cost control.

We believe the Smart Harvest RCS is the best ripening management system available today. It enables us to optimise the quality of all types of produce whilst reducing the overall costs of the ripening process which means we can be even more competitive in our pricing to our customers.

FROM EAST END LONDON TO THE EAST CARIBBEAN

From early days based in London’s heart of the ‘fruit and veg’ industry, Tropifruit has grown to become a global importer and distributor with a solid reputation for quality, value and reliability. Here are some of the milestones in our four decade history that’s just the beginning…

1974

Alan Garratt trading ethnic produce form a 1500sqft warehouse in sheppards bush serving local high street shops.

1983

Expanded operations to Old Spittlefield market were they served from four stands.

1991

Moved to the New Spittle Field Market.

2007

Expanded within New spittlefield market purchasing a large stand with 4 ripening rooms. Also moved to a larger warehouse in Stratford for riepjing and distribution.

2009

Moved distribution centre to large 32,000sqft warehouse in Purfleet extending the product range and serving more to Europe.