Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - An international fruit processor is officially coming to Rupert.

Frulact group signed a development agreement with the city this morning.

The company based in Portugal is expected to break ground on a 200-thousand square foot facility this spring just west of Rupert. Frulact’s Rupert facility will begin operations in 2015 with approximately 100 hired. Staff will be added as growth warrants.
The City of Rupert and Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization recently received national recognition from Trade & Industry Development in the corporate investment and community impact category for their recruitment of Frulact.

With more than 400 project submissions from throughout North America for this prestigious CiCi Award, Rupert’s Frulact project was chosen as one of only 15 finalists.
Frulact is a private company that specializes in the design, development and processing of fruit based preparations for application in the food industry. Operating in a case-to-case model, Frulact offers dairy products, ice creams, and pastries; beverages, such as juices, nectars, and soft drinks; and consumption products, including smoothies, pastries, concentrates, snacks fruit, and other products.

It also produces products made from fruits, including juices, jams, sweets, and baby food under private label for companies. The company currently operates a total of six factories, three in Portugal, and the others in France, Morocco and Algeria.