Coliman Allfresch is a vertically integrated and producer-owned supplier of organic and Fairtrade bananas.
What sets us apart from the rest is that we have scaled our organic production and developed a vast global supply network, all without comprising the quality and integrity of our product or values.
Unlike many others, we are a vertically integrated producer-owned banana business. We offer a sustainable and consistent product from a reliable source and develop long-term relationships with like-minded partners.
It is undisputed that the sale of fair trade produce has a real social and environmental impact on the people, but we don’t just stop there. Going beyond fair trade, the group continuously reinvests to better our production facilities, land, and people.
After moving to 100% organic production in 2010, we are now the leading Mexican organic and organic fairtrade bananas supplier.
Obtaining Fairtrade certification in 2014 further cemented our commitment to a sustainable business model. One that takes care of both the land and the people so that they may take care of us in return.
‘Make Coliman Allfresch your supply partner and gain a commercial team with a wealth of knowledge, experience and most importantly, direct access to the worlds leading producers in central and Latin America.’
In short, our vertically integrated model means that we can communicate our client’s requirements direct to the producers, making even the most complex specifications possible.
With over 60 years of growing knowledge, it’s fair to say we know our bananas. We serve the needs of the global marketplace, one customer at a time, thriving from meeting complex customer requirements and specifications.
“We are an innovative, competitive and reliable supplier, strongly orientated towards customer satisfaction.’
Diversity in sourcing provides incredible market knowledge and keeps our product offering, specifications and services sharp and cutting edge at all times.
Working with Coliman Allfresch, you gain access to a highly experienced supply and commercial team who can communicate with and successfully manage a diverse global producer network.
Embracing transparency in supply is mandatory when working with Coliman Allfresch. We continuously demand complete visibility from our producers, all the way through the supply network.
Achieved through our vertical integration with our producers, vigorous quality checks and communication throughout.
Located in Tecoman, Colima, Coliman is the first producer to become organically certified in Mexico. Coliman’s organic bananas are Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, and USDA Organic certified, ensuring that the company is compliant with regulatory issues including environmental care, labour rights, and the quality and care of products.
Coliman organic bananas are grown using organic fertilisers, free of chemicals and once harvested are protected from extreme cold, cut manually and then transported to a state of the art packing facilities. All of this ensures the best tasting banana!
In addition to organic processes, in 2014 Coliman obtained the Fairtrade certification for their organic bananas, further demonstrating their commitment to sustainability for both their employees and the environment.
The Fairtrade premium has directly contributed to over 20 projects related to health, education, construction, housing improvement and community aid, benefiting a total of 595 associates as well as their families and communities.
Visit Coliman for full details on their certifications and quality assurance.
Our goal is to provide only the best fresh organic bananas in the marketplace whilst ensuring workers in the field can earn a decent and dignified living.
To date, Fairtrade projects funded through premiums alone have positively impacted over 1,120 people alone, with commercial contributions having further supported the education, health and rights of workers and their families.
Check out the recent development of Colimans Fairtrade Socio-Cultural Center in Mexico, funded by fairtrade premiums
We offer a year-round supply of conventional, organic and Fairtrade bananas, limes, soft citrus and many other seasonal fruits.
From Europe to South America, we work with only the most trusted and reputable fresh produce suppliers and partners around the world.
Working closely with our partners we can offer an end-to-end supply service, delivering consistency & continuity to customers around the world.