Faraway Land SpA is a Chilean company that exports fresh quality fruit. It was established in September 2011 by Alfredo Pizarro and Felipe Elton, with the initial goal of marketing blueberries abroad.
The founding partners have 30 years of experience in the production, packaging, distribution and marketing of fresh fruits in international markets. Over the years we’ve learned that trust and success are correlated. To be successful is to create bonds though trust throughout the distribution chain and can be concluded with the development of excellence in all processes.
In Faraway Land we look for long-term relationships. We understand that all parties must benefit fairly for their efforts from harvesting and production to marketing and sales. To accomplish this, we emphasize ethics and transparency above all else in our day-to-day work.
During these years we’ve progressed in the blueberry market with a strong concentration in organic production. We have also integrated other commodities such as kiwis, apples and citrus. Over the last few years globalization has played an important role in international trade. In response to this we founded Southern Growers & Traders LLC in September of 2016. SGT is a company based in the U.S. in Miami, Florida. Also, in 2018, we founded Southern Growers & Traders Europe B.V. based in the Netherlands. With these developments we can better control all aspects of the distribution channel, which enables us to deliver better quality products in a timely manner which benefits all parties involved.
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Felipe Elton Bulnes, founding partner of Faraway Land Chile, owns a great talent and a clear vision of the fruit he wants to export to the different markets of the world. Their English origins, and their passage through important Chilean exporting companies, has shaped their style of doing business; a style that is marked by elegance, punctuality, professionalism and efficiency.
Felipe Elton was born in Santiago de Chile and has a degree in Agronomy from Universidad Católica de Chile of Santiago. Once graduated he started working in mid-1988.
His first career job was with Propal, which is currently one of the largest export companies in Chile. Here, he was able to understand the importance of the producer-exporter-importer relationship and the delicacy of perishable and fresh products.
He then moved on to Transfresh, an important transport company in Chile. Here he mastered the management and logistics side of the fresh fruit’s distribution chain. He also specialized in transportation systems with controlled and modified atmosphere.
Years later, after working at the agroindustrial holding La Rosa Sofruco, one of the pioneering companies with a long tradition in Chile, Felipe began working independently. Since 1999, he has developed important export projects such as the Exportadora Valle Grande and the Exportadora R-T specialized in onion.
Felipe Elton is part of a generation of agronomists who believe that one of the priorities of their profession is to understand the land and its producers in order to export fruits that deliver the best of their origins. His significant work experience has allowed him to develop an important commercial network worldwide. Through his 30 years of experience he has proven to be a passionate and tireless worker, who is responsible for ensuring the quality and timeliness of the export.
In 2011, along with his partner Alfredo Pizarro, they assumed the Commercial Management of Faraway Land Chile and its related companies. Since 2016, the subsidiary company Southern Growers & Traders, has offices in Europe and the United States. In recent years, Felipe has participated in many commercial fairs and technical visits to the most important export companies in the world, visiting Holland, Germany, Spain, Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
Felipe is married and has 3 children. And he has always had a love for music. He has been playing with good friends for over 35 years, with whom he meets weekly to produce music. Through the years this has become an excellent therapy. Felipe plays the bass with exquisite precision and good taste. Since 2010, as good businessmen, the band plays sporadically and offer presentations at different events in the city of Santiago. Arousing the furor and the sympathy of the masses.
Alfredo Pizarro Carmona, founding partner of Faraway Land Chile, is certainly a relevant personality of the Chilean fruit sector and also one of its most enthusiastic and charismatic entrepreneurs.
Alfredo Pizarro is an Agronomist by profession, he comes from a family of entrepreneurs with a passion for the field. Descendant of businessman Oscar Magnani Sivori, with whom he shares his vision of excellence, and as a representative of the third generation, is the successor of that spirit.
After graduating from Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, he moved to the north of Chile, in the IV region, where he began his career as an Agronomist. In 1985 he leased a field in Ovalle and then joined Agrícola Las Represas in El Palqui. This experience in the north of Chile, a warm and dry area, has led him to be an expert in water management, irrigation of crops in extreme climates.
Years later, in 1990 he moved to San Felipe, in the V Region, to join the fruit export company El Tambo, where he specialized in fruit trees and fruit handling for export. He managed the production of 230 acres of grapes, kiwis and plums. In 1993, he joined the export company Triofrut, where he specialized in air cargo, exporting fruits and vegetables to hotel chains in the Caribbean and to cruises on the Falklands Islands.
In mid 2001, he was invited to take over the production management of the second most important vineyard in Chile: Viña Valdivieso. Here he dedicated himself to expand the vineyards of Viña Valdivieso and vine production for premium wines. Alfredo incorporated new vinicultural practices into the vineyard, being a pioneer in planting vines in the mountain segment of Curicó Valley.
His interest in wine, viticulture and oenology led him to produce a small party of an exquisite wine, with varieties of Syrah and Carmenere. Made in collaboration by a close group of friends and acquaintances, “Amigos de Pizarro” was born in 2007. This wine has been a delight in the family winery and for those who have had the good fortune to try it. Nowadays, friendship and production continue with an exclusive wine of varieties Carmenere, Carignan and Syrah.
Alfredo is an expert in Chilean geography with its different zones and climates, organic crops and irrigation. You can see him driving through fruit fields on his BMW motorcycle in valleys, on coasts and between mountain ranges.
In 2011 he founded, with his partner Felipe Elton, and assumed the production management of the export company Faraway Land Chile. Exporting quality Chilean fruit to different markets of the world. Through the years, they have expanded their offices to the United States and Europe creating the subsidiary company Southern Growers & Traders. And both, managing their companies with important values such as excellence, innovation and fair trade.