Early Days of Inception 1992-1995
Our Company Freshtrop Fruits was incorporated as a Private Limited Company in 1992. We set up our first post-harvest management facility in Nasik. Freshtrop was listed on the BSE – Bombay Stock Exchange – in 1994. We became one of the first companies to successfully export fresh grapes from India to European supermarkets.
Bringing global food safety standards to India 2003-2008
In 2003, our growers became the first in India to be certified with GlobalGAP (then EurepGAP) standard of Good Agricultural Practices.
In 2005, both our post-harvest management facilitates achieved BRC certification – the first post-harvest management facilities in India with this certification.
APEDA, an apex body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, awarded us the APEDA Export Award for our efforts to promote and grow the market for Indian grapes in both 2006 and 2007. We were also awarded the CNBC Emerging India Award in 2008.
Exporting Juice since 2009
In 2009, we set up a fruit pulping facility in Nasik for producing pulp & juice of mangoes and pomegranates. We continue to supply these to the food industry in India, Europe, Japan, China and the US.
Supplying cut fruits in Europe since 2015
In 2015, we set up a high-care area for fresh-cut fruits and ready-to-eat pomegranate arils & coconut chunks for the retail and food service segment. These are mainly exported to Europe.
Using all the experience in Second Nature since 2017
With the intention of bringing foods in their purest form, as nature intended them to be, to consumers in India, we set up a cold extraction unit along with the latest HPP technology for ensuring food safety. This led to the launch of Second Nature in 2018