Competitive Advantages

ECOFROZ lies in a very green valley within the Andean Mountains of Ecuador, surrounded by 3,000 hectares of the agricultural land, at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level. Temperature is very stable at an average of 10 to 18° Celsius throughout the year, thus providing consistent production and quality year-round.

Having our plant and fields at this altitude gives our products a very distinctive advantage. Because of the altitude and the cold temperatures, there are almost no insects in our Andean valley. This factor allows us to very little pesticides on the crops, as other areas of the world do.

The major competitive advantage that ECOFROZ has derives from the fact that raw materials come from factory controlled plantations, which are very close to the processing facilities. Our technicians deliver the plants, pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers to the fields and inspect them as they grow.

Since the fields are not more than 40 kilometers away from the plant, the harvested product is processed and frozen within a short period of time after harvesting. The average plantations have 20 hectares of Broccoli planted on a continuous basis, with more grassland within the farm available for crop rotation. All of our broccoli production comes from less than 10 farms.

Ecuador is located at the Northwestern Pacific Coast of South America, between Colombia and Peru. It is crossed by the Equator Line from East to West and by the Andean Cordillera from North to South. Being in this specific geographical area gives the country several agricultural advantages such as product variety and quality.

Ecuador enjoys having a wide range of products mainly because it has four different climatic regions: the biodiverse Galapagos Islands, the tropical Pacific Coast, the fertile Andes Mountains and the humid Amazonas Rain Forest. Each of these regions has their own weather and products.

Vegetables and fruits from Ecuador have an excellent quality. Being in the Equator line and being crossed by the Andes makes Ecuador’s land receive greater luminosity than any other food processing country in America, and maintain stable weather throughout the year making it possible to have most of the products available all year round.

These facts have made Ecuadorian vegetables and fruits to be recognized by their unique quality all over the world.