ABOUT REID FRUITS
Reid Fruits produces premium Tasmanian cherries in the pristine Derwent Valley in southern Tasmania. Cherries from Tasmania, Australia are well renowned for their flavour, size and firmness due to the ideal maritime climate of the island state.
Reid Fruits exports cherries to over 20 countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East and is one of the largest cherry producers in Australia. The property is planted with modern high density cherry orchard and is netted to prevent damage from birds, wind and other native animals.
Reid Fruits prides itself on growing premium quality Tasmanian cherries to delight cherry lovers across the world. The Gold Kangaroo brand launched by Reid Fruits in 2013 is now recognised globally as one of the leading premium cherry brands in many parts of Asia.
Reid Fruits is an outstanding company which has received recognition for it's significant achievements. These awards include:
- Tasmanian Exporter of the Year (2014)
- Finalist, Agribusiness Australian Exporter of the Year (2014)
- Tasmanian Exporter of the Year (2015)
- Finalist, Agribusiness Exporter of the Year (2015)
- Finalist, PMA Marketer of the Year (2016)
On a personal level, Tim Reid AM has also received many accolades and awards including:
- Tasmanian Export Leadership Award (2005)
- Australian Export Hero (2007)
- Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (2007)
- TAPGA Award for Excellence (2007)
- Australian Farmer of the Year (2013)
The team at Reid Fruits is very experienced with over 200 years combined expertise in the fruit industry.The success of Reid Fruits is dependent upon a strong team all focussed on a single outcome - to produce the finest quality cherries for cherry lovers across the world.
From growing, to packing and finally to marketing each member of staff , both casual and permanent, know that they play a key role within the Reid Fruits Team.
Tim Reid, Managing Director, is a fifth generation orchardist and has been the powerhouse behind transitioning Reid Fruits from an apple producer in the Huon Valley to a cherry producer in the Derwent Valley.
Tim has played an integral role in opening up new markets for the Tasmanian cherry and apple industry and has participated in numerous trade missions to Asia.
Debra Reid has been actively involved in Reid Fruits for many decades and has had many roles including Administration Manager. Debra is currently the Quality Assurance Manager and is an Authorised Officer.
Timothy Reid AM
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
PACKING SHED MANAGER