Velázquez Fruits is a family company whose origins date back to 1965. Dedicated for generations to the cultivation and agricultural trade in Alicante (Spain), the company decided to move its headquarters to Valencia to expand their business frontiers.
After some time, Velázquez Fruits became relevant at a regional level in the retail market of fruits and vegetables.
Our fruits were always handled as they were at the beginning, with a comprehensive product tracking from the first seed until they went on sale.
This concern and good work in all stages of production led to a rapid growth of the business until finally settling in the wholesale market, as traders but also as producers.
This growth was based on the knowledge of the product arriving to our customers: always reliable, grown on our own land or by local trusted producers.
This knowledge can only be achieved through the experience provided by a sustained growth of the company.
So today we are the result of a long and careful process of maturation in the field of agricultural production and trade, placing us as one of the leading companies in Spain.
In Velázquez Fruits we offer a wide range of products. All of them underwent a professional quality control before reaching your store or table.
Below is a small sample, but feel free to contact us about other seasonal products or any product of your interest.
Mushrooms (Lactaris deliciosus)
Velázquez Fruits' headquarters are in MercaValencia, the biggest wholesale market in the region of Valencia. See here a video and download a MercaValencia brochure.
We occupy three sales units (units 65-67 and unit 18) and a central storage and packaging in one of the Multipurpose buildings within MercaValencia.
All our facilities have paneled walls and ceilings and the newest logistics and packaging technologies , ensuring optimum climate control for our products, and ensuring maximum hygiene within our facilities.
In Velázquez Fruits have always pursued excellence. Not only looking for customer's satisfaction, but also for innovation and respect for the environment. We have developed this basic goal throughout eight points:
1 FOCUS ON THE CUSTOMER In Velázquez Fruits we're commited to exceed the expectations of those who contact us.
2 LEADERSHIP We strive to be leaders in what we do. We expect our experience to serve as an example to other companies for the benefit of society.
3 PARTICIPATION OF OUR STAFF We get the best ideas from our staff, they are the ones who know in greater depth each of their areas of work.
4 PROCESS APPROACH Each process carries its own control (cultivation, harvesting, transportation, packaging, selling, ...). In doing so we take each area as a "small business", a "link" that is part of a larger organization.
5 SYSTEMS APPROACH The correct binding of these "links" is vital for the proper functioning of the entire company as a macro.
6 CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT We conduct a self-examination and continuous assessment of our work, in order to add value to our business and to avoid deadlocks.
7 DECISION MAKING BASED ON FACTS Any decision that impacts the quality of the product must be taken after a prior act that guarantees its success.
8 TIGHT RELATIONSHIP WITH SUPPLIERS Our client doesn't only expect us to be certified, he requires that our third-part suppliers also comply. This is our way to make sure about the quality of a final product and that it meets the requirements of our client.
In Velázquez Fruits we believe in people and the work that everyone is able to contribute with. Therefore, we perform a thorough recruitment process to incorporate to our teams. The requirements we value most are:
These ensure not only the progress of the company, but also the enjoyment and self-fulfillment of the staff, as a team and for each of the individuals. Only this way we can achieve higher goals for the client.
In addition to the ISO 9001 international certificate of recognition, in Velázquez Fruits we have a rigorous quality control to be followed, from the moment that you choose a product until it is delivered to you. This control consists of three phases (Product Analysis, Input Control and Post-packaging Control). This ensures the highest quality to the product that reaches your shop or table.
Additionally, all of our packaging support (hard plastic, cardboard, plastic tubs, ...) and transport (pallets, packaging, ...) complies with applicable regulatory standards within the European Union.
In addition, all operators have the Spanish title of Food Handler to perform their duties in the horticultural center. In parallel, our team members perform an Internal Training Course provided by Velázquez Fruits, supported by a booklet that the operator should study carefully before joining. This course includes notions of Good Hygienic Practices and specific training about the product whose handling is entrusted.
Finally, all our weighting material is constantly certified by official agencies.