The new investment will strengthen the local economy and reinforce Portugal’s position as an essential European agricultural production centre.
Spanish company Trops, known for specialising in avocados and mangos, is investing substantially in Tavira. According to a report by the Jornal de Negócios, the company revealed its plans to expand its warehouse capacity in the region through an investment of more than €6 million.
Work on the new infrastructure is scheduled to begin on January 2 and is expected to be completed by mid-2025. Supply Chain Magazine says this will consolidate the company’s production process phases in one location.
According to Enrique Colilles, General Manager of Trops, this expansion aims to optimise the company’s operational efficiency in Portugal. Colilles notes that the agri-food sector in Portugal presents more favourable conditions than its neighbouring country, which is facing a reduction in production due to the effects of the drought.
Trops’ strategic commitment to international expansion does not imply a reduction in activity in any of its centres in Spain. Although the fruit comes from Portugal, it is currently processed in the company’s Spanish facilities.
Enrique Colilles highlights Trops’ intention to “restore the balance” and concentrate production in a single point, thus simplifying the production process.
Trops’s significant investment consolidates its presence in Tavira and highlights Portugal’s strategic role in the international agri-food scene.