The mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez and the general director of Rural Development, Carmen Sandoval visit the new facilities of this fruit and vegetable center that grows and exports broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, watermelon and melon
The local company Worlmark Alimentos Ecológicos dedicated to the production and commercialization of fruits and vegetables in organic agriculture carries out the construction of a new fruit and vegetable center next to the RMD4 highway that connects Mazarrón with Morata.
It is an extension that will involve the creation of about 100 jobs in the municipality.
Alicia Jiménez, Mayor of Mazarrón and Carmen Sandoval, Director General of Rural Development, visited on Thursday the progress of the works of the new facilities that will have in its first phase an area of â€‹â€‹more than 3,400 m2 with an investment of more than 4 million euros
According to its manager, Sebastián Sánchez, "when the project is finished, the investment will reach 10 million euros.
These new warehouses will be integrated in an agricultural exploitation of 110,000 m2, occupying the 33,000 m2 horticultural center and dedicating the rest of the farm to organic farming.
90% of production is exported to EU countries
This company started its activity in 2005 with exclusively organic production and commercialization through its own harvests.
Currently, it has several production farms in the municipalities of Mazarrón and Lorca, where they cultivate more than 100 hectares.
Its main crops are broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, watermelon and melon and take advantage of, according to the company, the climate of Mazarrón to complete the production cycle during the months of autumn, winter and spring.
90% of production is exported to countries of the European Union, with the Nordic countries as main destinations.
For the mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jiménez, the expansion of this local company "puts into value the local agriculture and entrepreneurship that a company in the municipality is carrying out, in addition to the jobs it generates".
From Worlmark Alimentos Ecológicos highlight as a novelty the fact that, "this company is possibly one of the first fruit and vegetable centers in Spain based on the principles of circular economy, where the efficient use of resources and low carbon emission are prioritized, combining the use of renewable energies and the reduction of energy consumption, taking advantage of natural light. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón