Our Mission, vision and values
In the mid-1970s, Claudio Vergara Olivares envisaged the need of offering high quality fruit plants for the development of the fruit industry in Chile. This vision, and his enterprising spirit, led him to create Vivero Rancagua in 1977. Today, this company has over 35 years of experience as Nursery.
In the early 80s, the company started the first plantations of cherry orchards near the city of Rancagua. At the time, these species were grown almost exclusively in the area surrounding Curicó. Years later, in the late 90s, eager to continue innovating, expanding the cherry offer to consumers for more days, and wishing to explore new latitudes and climatic zones, orchards were planted in Osorno (800 km south of Rancagua) and in Chile Chico (1400 km south of Rancagua). Both were production orchards in unexplored areas at that time.
With the nursery operating and the orchards in production, the need to satisfy customers directly arises. As a result, Exportadora Rancagua (Ranco Cherries) is created. This exporting company has allowed to offer the best experience in production and consumption of fresh cherries to our customers around the world...
It is so that we became a company dedicated to and specialized in cherries, vertically integrated (nursery – orchards – plant – exporter), which allows us to understand the needs of our customers all over the world and to look for the best production areas in Chile in order to offer the biggest and freshest cherries by using the experience gathered during over 35 years in the business.
During the last years, Ranco Cherries has focused its efforts in improving the productive processes in the search for varieties and attractive production areas. In addition to the work with a selected group of growers, the company succeeded in positioning the brands “Las Marías”, “Premium”, “Big P” and “Ranco” in the main markets.
We expect to continue offering the best experience in the production and consumption of fresh cherries during the next years with the quality for which we are renowned.
Our Company Through Time
Establishment of the company Vivero Rancagua
Plantation of the first orchards, Rancagua area
Creation of the exporter and construction of the first cherry packing facilities
Plantation of orchards in Osorno
Plantation of orchards in Chile Chico
Claudio Vergara Tagle and Claudio Vial enter the company’s management
Implementation of BPAs (Good Agricultural Practices) and obtention of first Global Gap and Tesco certifications
First mechanical sizing machine
Expansion of the refrigerated warehouses and installation of the first Unitec optical sizing machine
We work passionately in the growing of cherries in Chile, to give our customers a fresh and high-quality product. We do this with the best staff, inspired in our values and growing sustainably.
To offer the best experience of growing and consumption of fresh cherries.
Trust, responsibility, respect and excellence.
Claudio Vial L.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT STAFF