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In full expansion phase. VEGA DE AGUÍN

La asturiana Vega de Aguín finalizará en los dos próximos años un nuevo plan de inversiones al que destinará más de 700.000 euros para mejorar sus infraestructuras y ampliar su superficie de cultivo de kiwi. Con ello concluirá el actual plan de negocio, que ha supuesto una inversión cercana a los 3 millones de euros entre todas las actividades.

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The kiwi sector is experiencing a stage of great dynamism in Asturias, encouraged by its expectations of growth in a clearly deficient market, the Spanish. In this context, Vega de Aguín, producers and marketers of this fruit, has undertaken a series of investments in recent years to increase its volumes and target new markets. Currently, they sell around 600 tons (Tn) per year, although “our forecast is to reach 1,000 tons in 2019”, says its manager, Manuel Cimas, around 20% ecological.

Last season he started an investment plan to which he had dedicated around 700,000 euros. In the next two years, he plans to invest in total a similar amount in the acquisition of new machinery to improve the preparation and presentation of fruit, field collection and conservation; for the latter, he has rented part of the old Chupa Chups factory in Villamayor, where he will install refrigerating chambers.

Regarding the crop, they plan to expand their hectares from 10 to 15 as a first step, although they do not discard continuing to grow. This new surface will be assigned to ecological kiwi. “We have the certification of the Council of Ecological Agricultural Production (COPAE) and we market 100% of the kiwi bio of Asturias.”

National market
Vega de Aguín is present in Madrid and in large part of the Cantabrian coast. This year, it has signed a long-term “strategic alliance” with the FRUASA Group, a distributor from Asturias, thanks to which it intends to reinforce its presence in the regional market.

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