Supplier of processed fruit ingredients


Netra Agro is specialist in processed tropical, subtropical an red fruit ingredients for industrial use. With more than 25 years of experience we are a 100% subsidiary of SVZ Industrial Fruit & Vegetables, a division of the Royal Cosun Group. Netra Agro provides professional and fast service relating to price and market information, releases and deliveries, customer advice and quality issues. The worldwide and exclusive long-term collaborations with manufacturers guarantee maximum availability of a wide range of products at reasonable prices.

Vacancy: Sales Manager

07-04-2017

 

Currently we have a vacancy for a:

Sales Manager

 

Responsibilities:

– Quoting offers & follow-up
– Closing deals
– Acquisition
– Account management
– Supervising existing contracts
– Following the industrial fruit market

 

Demands:

– HBO-/WO education
– Affinity with the industrial food sector
– Commercial drive and result orientated
– Languages: English, Dutch, German & French
– Flexibility
– Team player
– Decisiveness
– Inventive
– Willing to travel (+-10 to 20%) international

 

We offer:

A challenging working environment under a multinational umbrella where you can broaden your horizon, gain enormous experience in the industrial processed food sector and utilize your commercial drive until the full extend. Also we offer primary & secondary conditions & benefits in line with the market.

 

Interested?

For more information contact Mr. Gerard Wijtvliet, General Manager at +31 76 5049467. Direct your motivated application to SVZ International B.V., Mariëlle Schepers, HR Officer, Postbus 9535, 4801 LM Breda or marielle.schepers@svz.com

 

                                                                                                                                    Vac nr 43

 

 

  • Netra Agro BRC Certified!
    10-03-2017
    BRC Agents & Brokers Netra Agro proudly announces: we are BRC certified! Founded in 1992, thus operating with exactly 25 years of experience in 2017, Netra Agro recently has been audited and awarded with the BRC Global Agents and Brokers standard.

     

    Gerard Wijtvliet, founder, purchaser & general manager: “Certifying Netra Agro with BRC Agents & Brokers is just a logic step in a long line of developments of quality safety measurements. Basically it meant just putting in procedure what we have been doing for a long time: guaranteeing optimal product safety ánd quality.”

     

    Click HERE to download our BRC Agents and Brokers certificate.

    Read HERE more about our BRC Certification.

     

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  • Strawberry crop Spain delayed
    09-03-2017

    Due to a bad winter period, the Spanish crop IQF Strawberries has been delayed with weeks. News of storms and snow in the Southern regions have been coming to us as of a few months already. Unfortunately, the lower as average temperatures have affected the strawberry fields as well. Netra Agro suppliers inform us Class II berries are being sold to the fresh market as class I, leaving them without any.
     
    Netra Agro mainly sources the IQF Strawberry Camarossa variety from the Huelva region.

    But good news: the weather expectations for the coming weeks are looking good, temperatures are going up.

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    Thursday, 09 March
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    Frozen strawberry field

    Frozen strawberries, but not the way we like to see them.

  • Keaw mango from Vietnam
    06-03-2017

    Our Keaw mangoes (“Keo Romeat”) are grown on high planes, where soils are iron-rich and have good drainage. The climate allows for 2 seasons per year : the first at the heart of dry season (March, April, May) and the second one through floral induction, at the tail end of rainy season (October, November, December). In between, from January to March, we have access to volumes, but rather in a sporadic way. The mangoes are harvested by hand at their mature stage, we then ripen them in-house before manufacturing.

     

    Over the past years, mango plantations have been expanding and modernizing. The market is now split between fresh exports to China and Korea, and processing mango in Thailand or Vietnam. The export grade is grown in paper bags to obtain a perfect looking skin, and the process grade is grown naturally on the tree (see pictures). These days our suppliers have started partnering with specially selected operators and now have direct access to the field. This makes for more stable prices and live insight into the crop.

     

    We are now at beginning stages of the season, volumes and prices are at a good average. However the dragging rainy season did not bring as many flowers as normal and harvest should be shorter than usual – meaning an ending early may instead of May/June. Consequentially, the growers are urging us to finalize the contracts rapidly, and this is the right time to order.

     

    From the new crop Netra Agro can offer:

     

    • IQF Mango 20×20, Vietnam – Keaw variety
    • IQF Mango 15×15, Vietnam – Keaw variety
    • IQF Mango 10×10, Vietnam – Keaw variety
  • Market update pineapple Vietnam
    10-02-2017

    As previously informed during 2016, Vietnam went through an intense drought period due to combined effects of El Nino weather patterns and hydroelectric dams retaining the Mekong’s waters in upstream countries. This caused soils of Mekong delta to run dry, and contaminated with salt water from ocean brines. Regions most affected were the coastal and south provinces, including the pineapple growing districts. This drove a clear lack of supply for the rest of the year, and prices went upmore than double.

     

    In 2017, climatic patterns are almost opposite: the rainy season is dragging up to this month January (normally, dry season starts in December). The impact on the pineapple crop is more neutral; Mekong Delta farmers are used to managing excess water, digging draining trenches in their fields (see below picture). The lack of sun and heat delayed the maturation of the fruit and the campaign is expected to start from 20th of February. Predicted yields are quite standard for the region, without being outstanding (around 30-40 t/ha). Consequentially the market calmed down and prices decreased, although remaining high compared to historical data. We start the season with stronger confidence, hoping for the dry period to arrive soon and bring sugar and size to our fruits. In addition, due to salinization, we can see that there is a movement from rice farming into pineapple cultivation as the growth of Pineapple in saline soils is better than rice.

     

    We do hope in the nearby future the growth of Pineapple will continue to grow.

     

    pineapplefield Vietnamdraining trenches though pineapple fields

  • Update Asian Coconut situation
    19-01-2017

    Over Christmas we saw typhoon ‘Nock-Ten’ hit the Philippines. This was the strongest typhoon to hit over the holiday period in fifty years. There has been damage to trees in the Luzon area which will likely result in short supply of coconut products at least till the middle of the year or later. It will take several weeks for the supply of raw nuts to dip but already prices are have started to strengthen.

     

    Questions that will determine prices during 2017:

     

    • Will a push by organizations such as WWF see a shift away from the worlds most popular edible oil? Sustainability is rapidly growing as a key issue in this market.
    • Will demand for Palm oil, which is steadily increasing due to demand from emerging markets such as China, effect availability of other coconut products?
    • What about Biofuels? With OPEC reducing crude oil production will we see higher crude prices so pushing up demand for Biofuels of which Palm is the main one.

     

    Back to the Nock-Ten typhoon; desiccated prices held firm over the holidays although most suppliers were withdrawn because of the typhoon. It will take a few weeks for the damage to the trees to reflect in a dip in supply of raw nuts. It is likely as companies return to work they will pick up any shorts for the first period. This period could sell out rather quickly as shippers reduce production expectations to reflect low raw nut supply.

     

    Netra Agro sources coconut products like aseptic coconut milk, aseptic coconut water, coconut water concentrate and IQF Coconut dices and IQF Coconut chunks in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Vietnam.

     

    A resident walks near a passenger inter-island ferry Shuttle RoRo 5 that was swept ashore at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten in Mabini, Batangas in the Philippines on 26 December

    A resident walks near a passenger inter-island ferry Shuttle RoRo 5 that was swept ashore at the height of Typhoon Nock-Ten in Mabini, Batangas in the Philippines on 26 December – source

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