Markets and Operations

 

 
 

Our largest market is USA which accounts for almost 80% of Group sales, followed by Philippines at about 15%.

 
 
 

Operations

Apricot harvest in Patterson, California

Our green bean factory in Wisconsin

 

The US is home to Del Monte Foods, Inc where we employ about 8,000 employees for both full-time and seasonal workers.

The Corporate Headquarters and state-of-the-art Research Centre are both located in Walnut Creek, California.

We operate 12 production facilities and seven distribution centres across the US, as well as production facilities in Mexico and Venezuela.

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Our pineapple plantation in Bukidnon

Canned pineapple operation in the Bugo factory

 

The Philippines is home to our Del Monte Philippines, Inc operations where we employ about 11,000 employees for both full-time and those employed by our service providers.

The main office is in Manila while the plantation and cannery are in southern Philippines, which is about 1.5 hour flight from Manila. The beverage PET plant is in Laguna which is about 1.5 hour drive from Manila.

We operate the world's largest integrated pineapple operation. The Group produces its pineapple in its 23,000-hectare plantation in an area ideal for growing and outside the typhoon belt.

The processing facility, situated 30 minutes away from the plantation, has an annual capacity to process about 700,000 tonnes of pineapples. The competitiveness of this operation is complemented by an on-site can-making operation and an adjacent seaport.

Del Monte Pacific Limited's fully integrated operations ensure an efficient supply chain from production to market and the delivery of premium quality product.

The Group continues to implement cost-reduction and productivity-enhancement programmes, and invests in new technology and equipment to maintain its leadership position in the industry.

Our operations have consistently maintained a high standard of quality control and product assurance. We meet food standards set by our customers worldwide and by a number of international agencies.

Certifications

  • British Retail Consortium Global Standard on Food
  • FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification)
  • GMP (Codex Alimentarius Food Hygiene System)
  • HACCP (Codex Alimentarius)
  • Halal
  • ISO 9001 (Quality Management System)
  • Kosher
  • SGF Voluntary Control System
  • ISO 17025 (accreditation for the Laboratory)
  • Excellent Food Establishment for the Cannery based on June 2016 audit by Korean FDA

Voluntary Participation/Membership in Food Safety and Quality Organisations

  • Philippine Society for Quality
  • Schutzgemeinschaft der Fruchtsaft- Industrie e.V. - Sure Global Fair (SGF)

Plant trials in our agriculture R&D facility in Punjab

Our manufacturing facility in Hosur

 

Del Monte Pacific Limited’s affiliate in India, FieldFresh Foods Private Limited, operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility in Hosur, near Bangalore in Southern India, which produces Del Monte-branded culinary products and fruit drinks. The plant has the following certifications:

  • BRC – Global Standards for Food Safety - Issue 7
  • IFS – Vegetable Operations
  • HACCP
  • Kosher – Fruit Drinks
  • MUI Halal
  • Halal

FieldFresh Foods also has one of the largest integrated agriculture R&D facilities of its kind in India at the FieldFresh Agri Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Punjab. This is part of the Company's strategic R&D focus towards ensuring world class fresh produce from India for global and domestic markets under the FieldFresh brand.