Globally, we import a wide assortment of fruit and vegetables. We also support homeland growers´ production and we offer local (fruit and vegetable growing) products to our customers. Our clients are satisfied and are ensured a complete assortment throughout the majority of the year.
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EFES, Co. ltd, has focused on import, export and distribution of fruit and vegetables since 1991. Currently, the company ranks among the biggest importing businesses in the Czech Republic. Our clients are both wholesale dealers and retail chains. We are able to adjust the quality of the imported goods for the requirements of our clients. We provide a complete assortment of fruit and vegetables for our clients and guarantee all year-long supplies.
Distribution of our goods is delivered by our own vehicles. The goods are stored and handled at our warehouse with high standards.
EFES, Co. ltd has its registered head office and central warehouse in Praha 5-Řepory. In 2003, we founded a branch in Pardubice and in January 2004 we opened a branch in Lipence (Lipence marketplace), specializing in direct retail sales to customers.
Quality assurance / Certification
In January 2003, a decision has been adopted to implement, maintain and certify a quality management system in accordance with the Czech standard ČSN EN ISO 9001:2001, ed. 2 to enable the company, EFES, Co. ltd, to meet all the requirements of its customers at a high quality level.
In December 2003, the company has successfully completed the period of the quality management system implementation in accordance with ČSN EN ISO 9001:2001. Our efforts to continuously increase the quality of any processes in respect to services in the field of purchase, storing and wholesale of fruit and vegetables has been acknowledged by obtaining the Quality Certificate. In December 2006, a certification audit on the basis of ČSN EN ISO 9001:2001 was successfully performed and again we received the Quality Certificate for another three years.
Since 2008, we are the holders of the BRC and IFS Certificates, which guarantee great care for goods according to the strictest European standards.
EFES supports non-profit institutions that help disadvantaged children. Since 2006, we've provided the "Fund for Children in Need" (Kangaroo Project) and the non-governmental humanitarian organization "Chance 4 Children" with free fruit and vegetables.
We also participate in a program supporting healthy eating habits of children called "Fruit Goes to School". We have financed the construction of a playground for children and local road projects in Praha 5-Řeporyje.
We do our best to reduce carbon tracks from our business. We are environmentally friendly; therefore, we have minimized our energy consumption by installing solar panels at our registered office in Praha 5.
Used boxes and packing materials are processed into briquettes. The briquettes are then used for heating our premises throughout the winter. We also press all the boxes and cardboards to lower the volume of waste produced by us.