Young, and yet steeped in tradition. Although the ROEN Fruit Growers’ Co-operative has only been in formal existence since 2016, it was created from the merger of three venerable predecessors. OG Caldaro was founded in 1954 as a reaction to the powerful fruit dealers who monopolized the market at that time. The ERZEUGERGROSSMARKT EGMA UNTERLAND was set up in 1968 and the co-operative Eofrut Termeno was foundede in 1959.
The first two co-operatives grew steadily in the following years and therefore both required new warehouses and processing halls. In 2003 they finally decided to join forces. 2004 saw the construction of new offices, sorting and packaging halls as well as a 9 track sorting system.
In 2016 another merger took place. The co-operative Eofrut Termeno joined the EGMA Caldaro Co-operative. Under the new name ROEN 800 members cultivate a total of 1.130 hectares of land. Their average annual production is an impressive 77,000 tonnes of fruit that is exported to more than 30 countries.