Apples from Germany, direct from the grower.Ripened in a maritime climate!
Elbe-Obst supplies the food retailing industry, the processing industry, the convenience product industry and also the export market. Besides the provision of fruit, the performance range comprises numerous services incorporated in the group of processes between the fruit producers and the Elbe-Obst marketing company / Elbe-Obst producer group sales market. By combining producer know-how and marketing skills in the form of a franchise system, Elbe-Obst is able to offer cultivation and marketing from a single source.
The marketing company Elbe-Obst Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH is made up of an association of commercial companies and the producer group Elbe-Obst Erzeugerorganisation r. V., and thus fulfils the demand for concentration on the supply side. It is responsible for marketing measures as well as drawing up offers, invoicing, the collection procedure and distribution. It has a fleet of 75 trucks with a transport capacity of 1.500 tonnes.
In 1968, approximately 400 fruit producers merged to form the producer group Elbe-Obst Erzeugerorganisation. Today these cultivate some 6,000 hectares of pomaceous, stone and soft fruits. Average annual fruit production yields exceed 180,000 tonnes, whereby apples are the major product. Elbe-Obst therefore lays claim to the vast majority of fruit cultivated in the region.
The grouping, sorting, preparation and packing of the produce is carried out at 8 sorting and packing houses in the fruit-growing region. Each house has scheduling, cooling and CA/ULO facilities with a total capacity of over 130,000 tonnes. These warehouses are equipped with wide-ranging technical facilities that are constantly up-dated. State-of-the-art equipment makes it possible to process some 75 tonnes of fruit per hour.