Quinta do Pizão
Quinta do Pizão Sociedade Agrícola de Grupo, Lda was founded in 1987 by Augusto Barardo and Hidalgo Barardo together with Cecília Barardo, the matriarch of the family, in Cadaval, west of Portugal. Since its inception, the company keeps being ran in a family business model with an intimate connection to the land and the traditional knowledge of the region.
The company has its own orchard area with a total of 60 hectares and is steadily increasing production, estimating to reach 100 hectares by 2020.
To complement its fruit supply, it annually contracts the production of other fruit growers in the western region of Portugal, to whom it provides technical assistance in the field, in order to guarantee the quality standards demanded by the market.
The fruit is calibrated, packed and preserved at the Quinta do Pizão plant, whose conservation capacity is 2200 tons in conventional cold and controlled atmosphere.
Quinta do Pizão provides the Portuguese market, with its largest customer since 1988 being the largest Portuguese retailer - the Jerónimo Martins Group, which owns the Pingo Doce and Recheio food distribution chains.
The export accounts for 30% to 40% of the company's turnover annually, with France, Brazil and Morocco as main destination markets. The diversification of the distribution channels, as well as the reinforcement of internationalization, are the objectives set for the coming years in order to sell the production of the new orchards.
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