Meet Hans Peter Werder, the founder of HPW who got Europeans crying for more fruits from Africa.
HPW is one of the largest producers of fresh, naturally ripened fruits including the dried ones on the continent.
The African company was founded in 1997. And in two years time, Europe came rushing with a first delivery to a Swiss retailer in collaboration with an English entrepreneur.
Hans Peter Werder in no time became an employer of labor employing the company’s first staff from Ghana.
The success of the company skyrocketed, becoming an award-winning brand for its innovative fresh food products. To meet the crazy demands for Fairtrade pineapples, more people got the opportunity to work with HPW and earned a living.
Today, the company boasts of over a thousand employees. With jaw-dropping improvement in 2011 due to the exceptional products made from mangoes; bananas; coconuts; and pineapples, HPW Fresh & Dry was established in Adeiso, Ghana.
It has become the largest dried-fruit producer in West Africa as a whole. And just last year, another subsidiary production facility was opened in Ivory Coast mainly for the production of organic premium dried fruits.
By Elijah Christopher