Trucco Launches Exclusive Kiwifruit Facility in Vineland, NJ
- by Kayla Webb
VINELAND, NJ - Even though October 1st was yesterday, Trucco is celebrating the spirit of firsts with the opening of its very first wholly-owned kiwifruit facility. The new kiwifruit hub—located in Vineland, NJ—is 70,000 square feet of pure state-of-the-art supply chain optimization, boasting the ability to receive imports, store products, re-pack, and manage distribution to all of Trucco’s partners.
“Trucco prides itself on offering the leading produce and the best customer service,” said Nick Pacia, CEO and President. “To best service our partners and support the changing demands of their business, we decided to open our new facility, where we are exclusively focused on kiwifruit, quality, modernization, and service.”
Completed in late 2018, the distribution center is already setting an example as a modern logistical hub dedicated to receiving, packaging, and distributing kiwifruit nationwide. According to a press release, the facility is highlighted by a modern packing room with several highly automated packing lines, a quality control lab for testing and quality monitoring, and four cold storage rooms that store over 2,500 pallets combined—with each room integrated with the latest technology to maintain a proper environment for kiwifruit storage.
“To support our commitment to our customers, you can expect consistent, fast service, and immediate response from Trucco, to deliver the highest quality kiwifruit,” Pacia added.
Pacia also noted that Trucco’s significant growth over the last two decades, particularly within the kiwifruit category, made the grower’s latest facility debut possible. Specifically, Trucco operates its KiwiStar business as well as a distribution partnership with Zespri SunGold and Green.
All in all, Trucco is looking forward to building and maintaining its productive relationships in the industry as it continues to build out its operations and facilities like that of its new wholly-owned kiwifruit distribution center.
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