Mumbai, 4th March, 2015: I.G. International Pvt. Ltd. (IGLPL), one of the country’s leading names
in fresh fruit imports and exports, has commenced exports of Bananas with the first container of
around 18 tonnes of Bananas exported to the Middle East. The Bananas are exported under the
brand name ‘Rich Bananas’ and caters to consumers who are looking for the highest quality.
Simultaneously, I.G. International has also commenced marketing of this branded high quality
‘Rich Bananas’ in the domestic market.
The Company has set up infrastructure in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai to ripen the Bananas as well
as cold chain infrastructure to overcome supply chain bottlenecks to ensure the quality of
Bananas. The Bananas would be available throughout the year and the pricing will be consistent
as the company is working directly with the farmers.
India is the world’s largest Banana producer (around 17 million tonnes per annum), but due to lack
of good cultivation practices and post harvest management facilities, only around 50,000 tonnes
every year is exported. I.G. International has expertise in Banana crops and post harvest handling
and plans to capitalise on the global opportunity. It has set a target of achieving Banana exports
of Rs.60 crore in the next couple of years.
About IG International:
Incorporated in 2000 by Gian Chand Arora, IG International Pvt. Ltd. (IGI) is a leading marketer and distributor of high
quality fresh fruit across India and its brand ‘IG’ is a trusted symbol. The company handles an annual volume of over
1500 refrigerated containers (40 feet) from 20 countries and distributes these through its 27 wholesale outlets across
IG Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd. is its wholly owned subsidiary and is among the top 5 players in temperature controlled
warehousing with a capacity of 25,000 pallets and facilities in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Amravati. It
has a fleet of 50 refrigerated trucks.
In FY 2014, IG International imported 30,000 MT of fresh fruits comprising of apples, cherries, kiwis, oranges, plums,
pears, sweet tamarind, etc.