Quality Bananas are making history

In Hamburg, a metropolis in the center of Europe, the fresh fruit trade has a long standing tradition. Since the beginning of the last century AFRIKANISCHE FRUCHT-COMPAGNIE - AFC- has been part of that history as one of the few pioneers of the European banana market.

In the 1920's AFC established its position with its own reefer vessels and the introduction of trademark bananas to nearly all European markets. In those days AFC had its own plantations in Cameroon where stable, fair and sincere buisness relationships with retailers and producers were founded. During the late 1950's, after an intermediate involvement in Liberia, AFC continued to establish the same solid business connections with experienced producers in the best banana growing areas in Latin America.

Bananas are not all alike...

All of AFC's decisions have always been and continue to be rooted on decades of experience, keeping our main focus on the interest of producers, retailers and consumers. This awareness has been reflected in our corporate philosophy and culture from the very onset.

AFC has developed a profound concept that guarantees a consistent high level of product quality, which begins right on the plantations of our partner-suppliers and continues on to the arrival at our customers' premises. This involves a strong commitment at all stages within the product cycle. Our long standing knowledge and experience is the best assurance for both our partners and customers alike and makes all the difference in their piece of mind.

This long standing history has contributed to the notion where ONKEL TUCA bananas are indeed part of fond childhood memories.