At the beginning of February, Keelings announced the acquisition of Las Brisas, a beautiful pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is a significant operation with over 900 hectares of land, 460 employees and a modern pack-house producing over 24 million pineapples each year.
Keelings have been strategically aligned with Las Brisas for the last number of years and have been successfully producing Zero Residue Pineapples for the last 12 months. Costa Rica is also the home of Pura Vida melon farm in Nicoya, where Keelings have a 50:50 joint venture.
Caroline Keeling, CEO of Keelings Fruits said; “This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment at Keelings to both growing and sourcing quality fruit in the best way possible. We are delighted to welcome the Las Brisas colleagues to the Keelings family of companies. Their ethos and sustainability commitments in production and in local community activities are values we both share. We are very excited about the potential this partnership with Las Brisas will bring.”
Extensive coverage was achieved across national press including, The Business Post and The Irish Farmer’s Journal, and RTE, as well as trade media including, Industry and Business, Shelflife, and Checkout.