Hector Encalada Sanchez came from a very poor family and began working when he was 7 years old. By the time he was 22 years, he was the manager in his uncle Manuel’s general store.
Hector Encalada came from humble beginnings and worked very hard all of his life. He was a hard worker who saved every penny he could. He began by buying a small piece of land. He was one of the first farmers to plant bananas. As time went by, he saved his money and bought more land. He later went on to form his own company. Today that company has 1,000 hectares of banana plantation in full production.
Since 1954, we have been packing fruit for well known companies, such as Chiquita, Del Monte, Dole, Bonita, Fyffe’s, Onkel Tuca, just to name a few.
After over 50 years in the banana business, Hector Encalada passed away in 2005 at the age of 81. He worked everyday until the day that he died. We wanted to give our company the face of a real banana farmer, and for that we have put his face on our label.
Providing the freshest supply of bananas to our customers while maintaining a profitability shared with our employees.
We pride ourselves on taking are of our employees. We are focusing on better salaries, education, and benefits for employees.
While meeting and exceeding our expectations, we continue to set new attainable goals.
Our professionals see what others don’t, challenge conventional thinking, and consistently deliver innovative solutions.
Fully Staffed Production
With 1,000 hectares of banana production, we fully staff 480 employees in order to meet our customers demands.
With our enhanced fertilization program, we are working towards increasing our production from 50,000 cartons per week to 70,000 cartons per week.