Last Thursday, March 23, PSB Producción Vegetal inaugurated its new facilities in Pliego, Murcia, as part of its 25th-anniversary celebration. The event was attended by producers, suppliers, customers, employees, nurseries, bankers, the local authorities of Pliego and Mula, and even the president of the Region of Murcia, Fernando Lopez Miras.
With these new facilities, the group expands the packaging plant of its stone fruit production and marketing company. It also renewed its state-of-the-art calibration line that specializes in donut peaches, which will improve its efficiency in taking care and sorting the product by quality, and increased its use of sustainable energies thanks to the installation of solar panels.
Stéphane Buffat, CEO, (right) with his father Philippe Buffat, founder of PSB Producción Vegetal.
“2023 is an important year for us because of the merger of our two companies: Frutas de la Sierra Espuña and PSB Producción Vegetal,” stated Stéphane Buffat, the company's CEO. Starting today, PSB Producción Vegetal will centralize its two main activities: the hybridization of stone fruit varieties, and their production and commercialization.
“These activities allow us to know the demands and needs of both producers and the market to create varieties that meet them. Producing and marketing our own products is key to the success that our stone fruit varieties are having. This allows us to continue advising our customers to continue to adapt their plantations to market trends and make them more productive and resistant to diseases,” stated Chevaillier, technical director of PSB Producción Vegetal.
“We want to thank everyone who attended the event. This is a very special day for the Buffat family. Days like this drive us to be stronger and continue to develop, research, and create the varieties of the future,” stated Stéphane Buffat.
The fruit campaign will kick off in early May for PSB. The company produces and markets around 4,000 tons that it grows on approximately 400 hectares of its own, a third of which have trees under 3 years old. “The harvest will arrive about ten days late in Murcia and, given the absence of rain and the high average temperatures, we expect the fruit will be very sweet,” stated Thomas Chevaillier.
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