Founded in 1985, Tessara is a well-established business with a strong brand and a growing global market position in Sulphur Dioxide based sheets for use in the preservation of table grapes and other fresh produce. Its flagship product is Uvasys, a sulphur dioxide sheet, primarily used to protect table grapes against Botrytis Cinerea infection, which is responsible for almost 50% of all post-harvest agricultural loss. Uvasys therefore enhances the storage, transportation and export of table grapes.
Tessara has rapidly grown its business both in South Africa and internationally with exports now representing more than 65% of annual sales.
Tessara employs more than 150 people and has manufacturing facilities in Cape Town, South Africa. The company operates through a network of 15 distributors and it has built strong relationships with both suppliers and customers. Led by an experienced, talented management team, Tessara has built an impressive reputation for its core product whilst investing in R&D and the opportunity that exists to expand the product pipeline and broaden the application of Sulphur Dioxide sheets.
Tessara has Sulphur Dioxide sheets that protect various fresh produce namely table grapes, blueberries, lychees (litchis), tomatoes and roses in storage and transport.
They also offer compostable/biodegradable bunch bags and liners to enhance your post harvest packaging requirements.
Tessara has branch offices, distributors and agents in majority of the table grape growing regions around the world. Please look at our website for all contact details – www.tessara.co.za