PRAN starts mango collection at Rajshahi, Natore factories
PRAN, one of the biggest agro-processors in the country, has started mango collection from the famous areas for mango including Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj. After receiving it in the factory, the group is making pulp to manufacture mango drinks, 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 recently. PRAN sets a target to procure 60,000 metric tons of mangoes for the season.
Sarowar Hossain, General Manager of Barind Industrial Park said, “We are collecting mangoes from Rajshahi, Natore, Chapai Nawabganj, Naogaon and Dinajpur. In the first phase, we are purchasing guti mango and it will continue till the middle of July. After this, we will collect Ashwani varieties until the supply of mango”.
Kamruzzaman Kamal, Director (Marketing) of PRAN-RFL Group, said, “We collected around 35 thousand metric tons of mangoes last year, despite the scarcity of mangoes. 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 Natore and Rajshahi which are famous for mango production.”
He also added that “Pulp is being produced in our plants following aseptic technology. The advantages of this technology are to preserve the pulps for two years maintaining its taste and freshness without freezing. We are manufacturing mango juice and drinks round the year from the preserving pulp. Our brand PRAN Frooto is popular mango fruit drinks brand across the country and now exporting to 145 countries around the globe.”