Mangos were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago.

Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.

WE DELIVER RESULTS

666 containers imported from 14 countries, 14630 pallets of high quality product dispatched

Giving someone a basket of mangoes is considered a gesture of friendship.

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LOVE IS A FRUIT IN SEASON AT ALL TIMES, AND WITHIN REACH OF EVERY HAND

We are RIPE NOW LTD - one of the leading UK based tropical fruit suppliers and packers

OUR SERVICES

Good trees makes good fruit. Our job is to put it on your table.

Import

We focus on importing tropical fruit from various countries. Mango, kiwi, pomegranate seeds, coconut chunks, etc.
Tell us what you want and we will get it for you!

  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Coconut chunks

Packing and Ripening

To make sure the fruit tastes right it should be ripened correctly. Our team has years of experience in fruit conditioning and selection and with our high technology packing lines we can assure you, you get the best quality fruit possible.

  • Packing
  • Ripening
  • Conditioning
  • Selection

Storage

Looking for a place to keep your product in a temperature controlled environment? We offer 6 storage rooms near Peterborough with temperatures ranging from 0 to 22C and 24/7 quality control. Your product will be in good hands!

  • Storage
  • 6 storage rooms
  • Temperatures ranging from 0 to 22C
  • 24/7 quality control

KEY FACTS:

666 containers imported from 14 countries ●
14652 pallets of high quality product dispatched ●
76 tons of pomegranate arils air freighted from India ●

OUR AIM:

● To be acknowledged as market leaders, through gaining respect and trust from both our customers and suppliers alike
● To continue to keep supply of our fruit at a constant all year round and at the best quality

OUR HISTORY:

Ripe now Ltd was formed as in 2006 by Julian Wright and Lewey Hook- commercial and technical minds with an extensive experience within the fresh produce industry. They started little, the first pallets ever packed at Ripe Now Ltd were by the hands of Julian, Lewey and Neil Gott operations director.

Today the company has over 110 full time employees, (many of them have been there from the very beginning!) and up to 70 seasonal employees. Currently the company has two sites- Coates site near Peterborough where all the mango and kiwi magic is happening and Kirton site near Boston which is more focused on top quality 3rd party packing. Ripe Now has cool storage space of over 400 pallets and multiple conditioning rooms for mango, kiwi and other climacteric fruits.

The biggest advantage of Ripe Now is the team. Every department of a company contains people with years of experience and passion for their job. Ripe Now is not just a company, it’s a family.

We pride ourselves in the close relationships we have with customers and directly with growers around the world, this has taken time to have created a seamless supply calendar of smooth fleshed mango arrivals 52 weeks of the year.

Scroll down 'Stories' to see our current 2019 project!

STAY IN TOUCH WITH US!

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OUR PROJECTS:

MAKING

A CHANGE

When eating a fruit think of a person who planted the tree

Our aim is to get the best quality products possible all year around. To do that Ripe Now has looked further into the supply chain.

Ripe Now is working very closely with APEXKO SARL - an exporter in Ivory Coast. It doesn’t only insure a fixed supply of mango fruit during one of the most difficult period of a year, it improves the society too. Around 4200 people in Ivory Coast are involved in APEXKO’s activity.

This year Ripe Now has planted its first mango trees in Peru. This way we can monitor and improve the fruit quality from the very beginning. The land features a high technology irrigation system will be ready to produce in 2019!

Latest Tweets

OUR FACILITIES

MEET OUR TEAM

Julian Wright

Commercial Director

Favourite saying: "Structure"

Lewey Hook

Technical Director

Favourite saying: "Calcium deficiency"

Neil Gott

Operations Director

Stephanie Kirton

Finance Director

David Rieger

Supplier Development - Commercial

Favourite saying: "Generally speaking..."

Inita Vigante

Ripening Team Leader

Michael O'Sullivan

Commercial Account Manager

Favourite saying: "Fair enough!"

Natalie Ridley

HR Officer

Paula Loweth

Receptionist

Cheryl Bradshaw-Deaton

Buyer

Oliver Turner

Commercial Executive

Edward Wright

Technologist

Vanessa Burton

Production Planner

Rebecca Mugglestone

Finance and Systems Officer

Fruity Inspiration

11 September 2017 By Rebecca Mugglestone in Ripe Now

Worldwide Learning

16 August 2017 By Rebecca Mugglestone in Ripe Now

Ivorian Packers

06 June 2017 By Rebecca Mugglestone in Ripe Now

Mango de-sapping

07 August 2015 By Rebecca Mugglestone in Ripe Now

RN Director and Ivory Coast Suppliers and Growers

07 August 2015 By Rebecca Mugglestone in Ripe Now

LATEST STORIES

OUR PROJECTS

IVORY COAST PACKHOUSE & CHAKRA RUMI

OUR 2019 PROJECT

It’s not only the fruit that’s fresh at Ripe Now Ltd in 2019, but the buildings too. The start of the year sees us move our operation’s headquarters over to Boston, to a new site with an abundance of growing space and potential to grow our business, as well as help our employees to do the same. Having been empty for the best part of a year, the Boston site needed a few touch-ups and licks of paint but it is now beginning to flower. There is a final vision in mind for the site and it’s a thing of beauty, but we will are not quite there yet. Our efforts to achieve this vision are unrelenting and we hope it won’t be long before we reach it. The new factory won’t be just a pretty face, though. The new 65,000 sq. ft. site brings with it 42 ripening chambers as part of the package. We can’t wait to begin unlocking this newfound potential and we’re looking forward to seeing the all the positive impacts this will have on our ambition to consistently deliver the best fruit, all year round. While mango is still our bread and butter, with all this newfound space there is plenty of room for other activities. Bananas have already become part of the furniture and there is a lot of potential to expand our services to cover an ever-widening range of products. This is route we are very keen to explore in the future. Our previous packing hub at Coates will continue to function, but in a more 3rd party packing focused capacity and of course our Kirton site will remain fully operational with citrus and butternut packing, amongst other things. It’s looking like 2019 is going to be a very exciting one for Ripe Now and we are looking forward to taking our customers and suppliers with us on this journey.

OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS

Nov 30, 2018 @ 10:32am
Vacancy – Ripening Assistant
Due to the continued growth of the company, Ripe Now Ltd. are currently seeking an experienced Ripening Assistant to be based at our new facility in Boston, Lincolnshire. This is an... https://t.co/J7XYujrTXp
Sep 11, 2017 @ 9:28am
Ripe Now to Inspire Britain!
Our hard work, knowledge and experience has been noticed! This year Ripe Now Ltd has... https://t.co/HhYLCxzy6s
May 15, 2016 @ 12:58pm
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May 13, 2016 @ 5:16am
Sniff your way to detecting mango ripeness, says U.K. scientist https://t.co/SHPVDWcfb3
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RIPE NOW LTD



info@ripenow.co.uk

BOSTON:

T: 01205 337261
RipeNow


Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 7AA

Department Numbers;                                                         Production: 01205 337431                               Warehouse: 01205 337430

KIRTON:

T: 01205 725740
RipeNow


Kirton
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE20 1LR

Department Numbers;                                   Production: 01205 725752          Warehouse: 01205 725753

COATES:

T: 01733 841900
RipeNow


Coates
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 2DE

Department Numbers:                                   Production: 01733 841901                              Warehouse: 01733 841902

OUR LOCATIONS:

KIRTON:
T: 01205 725740
RipeNow
Kirton
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE20 1LR

BOSTON:
T: 01205 337261
RipeNow
Bittern Way
Boston
Lincolnshire
PE21 7AA

COATES:   
T: 01733 841900
RipeNow
Coates
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE7 2DE

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