Wambugu Apples is gearing up to transform its operations with the imminent launch of its state-of-the-art packaging warehouse, a move aimed at not only expanding its foothold in the export market but also streamlining the aggregation process of fruits from local farmers.
Renowned as one of the country’s largest and most well-established orchards, the apple farm has historically relied on leased facilities for the grading and storage of their abundant harvests.
The warehouse, to be launched on Friday, will serve as a crucial hub for aggregating fruits from small-holder farmers, fostering a collaborative ecosystem.
With a network comprising at least 2,500 farmers, Wambugu Apples is poised to significantly boost the aggregation of produce, creating a win-win situation for both the company and local farmers alike.
This cutting-edge facility boasts the capacity to grade 12 different kinds of fruits.
This versatility translates to increased operational efficiency and minimised downtime during the grading and storage processes.
The multifunctional nature of the warehouse aligns seamlessly with Wambugu Apples’ commitment to innovation and quality in the agricultural sector, particularly in the realm of post-harvest management solutions within the fruit subsector.
“Our new packaging warehouse marks a significant milestone for Wambugu Apples as we continue to enhance our commitment towards quality and innovation in the agricultural industry, especially for post-harvest management solutions in the fruit subsector,” said the orchard.
As Wambugu Apples steps into this new era of enhanced infrastructure, it not only reinforces its dedication to quality and innovation but also sets the stage for further growth and impact in the agricultural landscape.
The packaging warehouse signifies a progressive leap forward in the company’s pursuit of excellence in post-harvest management and export operations, coming at a time when the agriculture sector is grappling with huge losses occasioned by poor handling.