PRAN, one of the leading agro-processors in the country, has started mango collection and pulping activities like previous years to manufacture mango drink, juice, mango bar and other food items.
This year, PRAN has started collecting and pulping the mango in its plants of PRAN Agro Ltd factory in Natore and Barind (Varendra) Industrial Park in Rajshahi from Thursday. PRAN sets target to procure 65,000 metric tons of mangoes for the season.
Sarowar Hossain, General Manager of Barind Industrial Park said, “Rajshahi, Natore, Chapai Nawabganj, Naogaon, Dinajpur, Meherpur and Satkhira are the famous for mangoes and we are collecting mangoes from these regions. In the first phase, we are purchasing guti mango from May 26 and it will continue till the middle of July. After this, we will collect Ashwani varieties until the supply of mango.
Kamruzzaman Kamal, Marketing Director of PRAN-RFL Group, said, “We collected more than 40 thousands metric tons of mangoes last year. We give the utmost importance to the raw materials so that customers can drink fresh mango juice. For this reason, we have set up factories in Notore and Rajshahi which are famous for mango production.”
He also said, “PRAN is collecting a large amount of mango from the farmers at mangoes season every year and manufacturing fruit drink and juice from the pulp. PRAN frooto is now the best mango fruit drinks brand and able to receive trust from the customers. We are exporting the product to 145 countries around the globe regularly.”