In 1972, 35 farmers started up the Lana GmbH Fruit Growers’ Co-operative. The early years were mainly spent on preparative measures, such as building warehouses, acquiring equipment and putting the finances in place. Finally, in 1975, the co-operative was ready to start building work. A very short time later their 65 members were able to bring in 4650 tonnes fruit.
The co-operative's board of directors had already taken special care to design and build halls that were ideal for storage. The new storage areas allow the large crates of fruit to be stacked and stored as ergonomically as possible. Their headroom of more than 10 meters means 13 large crates can be stacked right up to the roof. Growing customer requirements also meant further investments in the very latest sorting and packaging systems. One of Lana's main aims is to meet all the many varied requirements of the market with innovative and proactive solutions.
Although Golden Delicious makes up almost one quarter of the harvest, the product palette is rounded off with varieties such as Gala, Granny Smith, Braeburn and Red Delicious .
Today Lana GmbH has 148 members who cultivate over 397 hectares of land. They produce an average of 24.000 tonnes fruit every year.