The cooperative group Anecoop has received recently, from the hand of the President of the Casino of Agriculture, Manuel Sánchez Luengo, the Business Merit Award to Anecoop, in the II Edition of the “Illustrious Awards 2017”. The delivery took place in the auditorium of the Agricultural Casino itself, where the president highlighted the invaluable contribution of Anecoop in research and innovation on agri-food production and distribution.
The official award ceremony, which brought together more than a hundred representatives of the Valencian economic, institutional, social and cultural sector, was closed by the Director General of Agriculture, Rogelio Llanes, and also had the presence of the Delegate Registered of Agriculture of the City Council of Valencia, Consol Castillo.
The president of Anecoop, Alejandro Monzón, thanked the award and said that “it is an honor for Anecoop to receive this award that is a recognition to the 68 cooperatives and Spanish agri-food companies that make up the Anecoop Group, as well as to the 30,000 farmers that make it up”. Alejandro Monzón also congratulated the rest of the winners and thanked this proposal from the Royal Valencian Society of Agriculture. “For our part, we will continue working and defending the interests of our partner farmers”.
These awards aim to highlight the historical importance of agriculture in social development, recognizing the work of professionals, companies and institutions that work to improve the sector in its technological, social and economic aspects. Other entities awarded in this edition have been: the Farmers’ Association of La Vega, Avapace and Acequia Real del Júcar.
Since its foundation in 1975, Anecoop has become one of the largest international companies in the distribution of citrus fruits, vegetables, non-citrus fruits and wines.
It is the first fruit and vegetable company in the Mediterranean, the Spanish leader in the commercialization of fruit and vegetables, the world’s leading exporter and second marketer of citrus fruit and the leading operator of watermelons and kakis in Europe
It integrates companies whose activity ranges from research for varietal improvement, to the delivery of the product at the point of sale. It consists of a commercial structure composed of nine international companies and five delegations in the Spanish territory (Valencia, Almeria, Murcia, Seville and Valle del Ebro). Its commercial network is located in strategic points of the international market of fruits and vegetables in fresh: Spain, France, United Kingdom, Holland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia and China, this last one oriented to the commercialization of vinos.
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