Sugal Group (Portugal)

Sugal Group has been a family-owned company for over six decades and is a key player in the food processing industry on tomatoes and fruit purees. We have five facilities worldwide: two in Portugal, two in Chile and one in Spain.

Sugal Group (Portugal)

WHY TRADE MATTERS TO US

"If we say tomatoes have been our essence from the start then trade has been a co-partner, as we have always exported.
We started a growth process at the beginning of the century by increasing the total processed volume. As a market-oriented company, we export over 95% of our products and trade has obviously played a key role in our growth.
In fact no exporting company can have sustainable growth without trade."

WHAT REFORMS CAN HELP US DO MORE

"Trade should above all be fair and we expect to compete under equal conditions. As a food processing company within the European Union, we have to follow certain rules, namely environmental, that are key for the sustainability of our world. These same standards must be fulfilled by domestic companies that are only entering the internal market. The flexible adoption of sustainability rules may imply lower costs for some of our competitors, but ends up having a higher impact on the environment."

Pedro Couceiro, Administrator and Manager

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