Based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK, the company was formed in 1988 under the name Malet Azoulay. The business is recognised as an industry-leading supplier to the UK supermarket and food processing sectors. The acquisition of top fruit supplier Empire World Trade in 2014 further strengthened the company’s position within the UK’s fresh produce market. The combined company now has considerable cold storage and ripening capacity which is accredited to the most demanding industry standards. In the same year UNIVEG UK also integrated horticultural sister company Winchester
Growers into the principle company structure. UNIVEG UK as a total business currently employs 580 permanent colleagues, handling and ripening 13 million cartons annually.