Our global network of growers spans every corner of the globe from North America to Chile, Australia to Poland and throughout Europe, South Africa and the Middle East
The seven segments of our identity reflects the seven continents of the world and our global scale.
The BerryWorld Group work closely with a shared grower base to drive mutual benefit for all. Some of our largest growers have been with the business since our inception in 1994 and have expanded with us, hence our moto “growing the berry world together”.
We are proud to invest financially in our growers to help maintain a sustainable supply chain and have invested heavily to support land expansion projects and funding improved crop management systems since our establishment.
A selection of BerryWorld growers
Arnoud van Asseldonk, Het Broek Softfruit
It all started 25 years ago with 4 hectares of strawberries, leeks and carrots. Over the years, these 4 hectares have grown to 350 hectares which are now used solely for strawberry, raspberry and blueberry production and to grow strawberry, raspberry and blackberry plants for direct plant sales. Arnoud van Asseldonk and his team, are involved on a daily basis in the cultivation of high quality soft fruit. Every employee at Het Broek Softfruit is equally important. This vision has resulted in happy and committed people, who all want to contribute in the overall mission to supply the best quality berries.
Piñata Farms is renowned for having producing quality, flavoursome berries for Australian consumption since 2000. Queensland-based Piñata Farms is a family owned and operated farming business which produces strawberries, pineapples and specialty mangoes, supplying fresh premium fruit to market every week of the year.
Strawberry Jordan Nursery was established in 2005 by Ahmad Omar and has supplied BerryWorld with strawberries since 2012. Strawberry Jordan farm in Madaba is 800 metres above sea level, resulting in great tasting, sweet berries. Ahmad, his wife Yasmine and their team grow strawberries in Jordan from the beginning of October and they supply the UK market into February. All 80 hectares are covered by high tunnels to protect against rain and frosts, maximising quality for BerryWorld consumers.
Wil Beekers, Beekers Berries
Originally the Dutch grower Wil Beekers started his company in 1991 growing cucumbers. After five years he decided to make the switch to strawberry cultivation, this turned out to be a great decision. At Beekers Berries all these types of soft fruit are grown within long-term breeding program agreements. Wil is constantly looking for opportunities and resources to further develop this program to further refine and optimise the quality and taste of his products wherever possible. Beekers Berries believe that the wishes of the consumer are a very important value and are fundamental to every decision they make. By listening to the needs of the consumers, they try to serve soft fruit lovers in the best way possible!
Dreammaker Fruits’ farming operations consist of two sites, Zuurvlakte and Teeland, situated just outside of Porterville in the Western Cape region of South Africa. The majority shareholder, Stephen Taylor, is passionate about the soft fruit industry and has other berry related operations in South Africa, the UK and Poland. Dreammaker has 78 hectares of soft fruit (primarily Blueberries) planted across the two sites and has been supplying Berryworld since 2003, playing a pivotal role in developing the South African Blueberry industry in the early years.
The Summer Berry Company
The Summer Berry Company brings the taste of the summer all year round with farms both in Sussex and in Portugal, with the initial seeds of their business starting way back in 1966.
It has industry leading glasshouse and field growing systems that allow picking between February and December in the UK and all year round in Portugal. The international nature of their farms allows The Summer Berry Company an extended period of growing to delight our BerryWorld for longer.
Qualiprim was formed in 1990 by Cherkaoui Benouardi. The company has 26 farms located in Souss, a southern region of Morocco near Agadir and has over 30 years of experience in fresh produce.
Bionest was established in 1992 following a family decision to produce organic berries. Bionest operates in a privileged natural environment called Doñana inspiring them to produce organic fruit which will help sustain and preserve the beautiful neighbouring landscape. This is the main reason why their growing techniques and practices are extremely respectful of any impact they may have on nature. As part of our long term relationship, Bionest have expanded their production area to the warmest area of the region.
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