OUR Partners

Over the years, Grapa has developed unique partnerships worldwide. Our agents and agronomists, with their vast experience in the agricultural field, work closely with our growers worldwide, providing professional guidance and technical support to achieve the optimal results. This valuable network of partnerships ensures that the ARRA growers are in the best hands possible.

Giumarra, North AMerica

Through decades of hard work and unwavering commitment to quality, The  Giumarra Vineyards Corporation (“GVC”) has been the leader in the California grape industry, creating and implementing new growing, packing, cooling, and shipping techniques. ARD LLC is a subsidiary of GVC. Founded in 1999, its main purpose is the breeding of new table grape varieties and it is responsible for the development of the ARRA varieties. ARD’s breeder, Mr. Shachar Karniel, is known worldwide for his extensive agricultural knowledge and experience. His vision of labor free, highly productive grape varieties that produce attractive, delicious seedless grapes is embodied in the ARRA varieties. ARD directly licenses the ARRA varieties to growers in North America.

Contact Information:
Shauna Rockwell
+1 6613957100
giumarravineyards.com

grapasa, south america

GRAPASA is the territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and Early Sweet™ in South America. GRAPASA was established in 2009 by Mr. Karl Conrads, who has been involved in the agriculture business since 1985. His vast experience in desert and tropical agriculture and his many years in fruit exports, made his technical support invaluable to the growers in South America. Mr. Conrads is involved in all activities related to the varieties in South America, from commercialization and distribution to agricultural consultation.  

Contact Information:
Karl Conrads
+56 998 213133

grapa Brazil

Grapa Brazil is the territorial representative for ARRA varieties in Brazil and was established in 2011 by the agronomist Augusto Prado. Over the years, Augusto has honed his experience and developed practices in table grape production in this tropical region. Through Grapa Brazil, all licensed ARRA growers receive full technical guidance with the growing protocols and adaptation of new varieties to the tropical region. In 2015, with the increase in ARRA plantations as well as demand for the ARRA varieties in Brazil, Russaika Nascimento M.Sc., joined the team, followed by the agronomists Amanda Rodrigues and Alana Gois, who is the administration manager of Grapa Brazil. During 2022, Mr. Jonathas Ranver joined the team to support the evaluation of the ARRA varieties test blocks.

Contact Information:
Russaika Nascimento
+55 87 9 9962 3288

Topfruit, Southern africa

TopFruit, international leaders in cultivar management, is the exclusive territorial agent for the commercialization of the ARRA™ varieties and Early Sweet™ in Southern Africa. Since 1983, they have been introducing new fruit varieties into South Africa from fruit breeders all over the world. Their focus is to discover and unlock the potential of these varieties for South African and Namibian producers. This is achieved through variety development, a strong program of intellectual property management, brand development, and innovative marketing initiatives.
Contact Information:
AJ Jansen van Vuuren
+27 21 874 1033
topfruit.co.za

AVI, Europe

AVI is the exclusive territorial representative for the ARRA™ varieties and for Early Sweet™ in Europe. AVI’s main purpose is the commercialization of these varieties in Europe and the marketing of these varieties around the world.

AVI is a subsidiary of RK Growers, a company that supplies its fresh produce to the most qualified markets and supermarket chains in Italy, in Europe and worldwide.

Contact Information:
Carlo Lingua
+39 348 7822078

Jupiter Group, Greece and India

Jupiter are the master license holders for ARRA™ varieties in Greece. They control and hold licenses exclusively for ARRA varieties in India and are also growing ARRA in Chile.

Family led Jupiter Group’s year-round supply of produce, new variety development and specialism in prepared fruit is what makes them one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies since they began in 2003. The core of their business lies in the UK countryside, but their network of agronomy specialists, growers and pack house facilities spans the globe.

Contact Information:
Mark Tweddle
+44 19 5282 2200
jupitermarketingltd.com

Grapa Agent - egypt

The Grapa office in Egypt is headed by Mr. Ali Shahata, ARRA Egypt Manager, and Eng. Fayez Dowidar, Grape Production Consultant, both with many years of experience in the agricultural field in Egypt. Ali and Fayez support the growth and development of the ARRA program in Egypt, organizing and facilitating the operation to reach its full potential in the region.

Contact Information:
Ali Shahata
+20 10 2221 6062

catm, algeria

SARL CATM, owned by Mr. Harima Rabah, is the exclusive territorial representative for commercializing the ARRA™ varieties in Algeria.

Mr. Rabah has been in the agriculture field for 40 years and started SARL CATM in 1993. After years of hard work, he now has approximately 2,280 hectares of land in three different locations in Algeria. With over 500 workers and a fruit storage capacity of over 20,000 tons, CATM locally produces and distributes a large variety of fresh fruits. In addition, CATM imports a variety of fruits from around the world to Algeria.

Contact Information:
Mohamed Harima
+21 3 2358 4137

Grapa agent - morocco

The Grapa agency in Morocco is headed by Mr. Mikhael Levy. Mikhael has over fifteen years of experience in the agricultural and marketing fields in Morocco. Utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience, Mikhael supports the growth and development of the ARRA and Early Sweet programmes in Morocco, organizing and facilitating the operation to reach its full potential in the region.

Contact Information:
Mikhael Levy
+ 212 661 077 102

Grapa agent - turkey

The Grapa agency in Turkey is headed by Mr. Halil Cengiz, owner of MUSALI Tarım. It is the exclusive territorial agency for the commercialization of the ARRA™ varieties in Turkey. The mission and aim of the Grapa Turkey team is to develop the ARRA Varieties in the Turkish territory by following the global grape market closely, integrating the latest technology and innovations. The ARRA programme will allow the Turkish producers to upgrade their position in the worldwide market and to reach its full potential in the region.
Contact Information:
Halil Cengiz
+90 538 521 99 10

For all other territories, please contact us at info@grapaes.com