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E. Armata continues to invest in the future

Hunts Point Terminal Market-based E. Armata Inc. is a leading, highly professional Northeast produce distribution company with a solid and envious fresh produce industry reputation.

Its ongoing goal is to maintain its business in an updated and technically advanced condition, enabling it to provide the freshest, highest quality fruits and vegetables to its customers, backed by the firm’s firm commitment to service.

P1060558Paul Armata, Nick Armata, Chris Armata, Michael Armata and John Acompora.Michael Armata is the son of E. Armata’s president, Chris Armata. Another son, Nick Armata, works in sales and procurement, and daughter, Chelsea Armata, serves as office manager.

Chris Armata works alongside his brother, Paul Armata, who serves as the company’s vice president.

Also key to the E. Armata team is long-time sales and procurement manager, John Acompora.

Speaking on behalf of the generational family company, Michael Armata said that as it continues to flourish, it finds that it is essential to consistently upgrade its facility as well as its equipment.

“We have invested in E. Armata’s future with facility acquisitions, renovations, technology upgrades and fleet additions,” said Armata. “Our newly renovated facility consists of more than 60,000 square feet of temperature controlled storage. We have a dedicated warehouse and repacking facility in a separate building at one end of the market which will organize our racking system to have every item a click away.”

In keeping with its constant approach to innovating every aspect of its business, the company’s website, www.earmata.com, showcases its more than 100-year history and its entry into the future of produce distribution.

The company also maintains its strong position as a leader in food safety.

“E. Armata is certified by Good Management Practices, commonly referred to as GMP, and HACCP, with a 100 percent superior rating,” said Armata. “Also, we are in full compliance with the City of New York’s sanitation laws. Our next step in our food safety initiatives is working toward SQF certification. Our inspectors are trained by U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service inspection standards.”

He pointed out that the company has also recently expanded its fleet of trucks to efficiently keep up with its growing customer base.

“All of our trucks are tracked for route optimization so our customers receive their orders when they need them,” he said. “These new upgrades enable us to offer a large variety of produce that can be picked up easier and more efficiently than ever — either at our Hunts Point facility, or delivered by our expansive fleet of trucks at our customers’ convenience.”

E. Armata’s long-standing and reliable stature is also attributed to the company’s focus on every detail of customer service.

“We are fully committed to our customers, growers and shippers and are always striving to better them and ourselves,” said Armata. “Following the completion of the total renovation of our warehouses, we have also renovated our salesroom and corporate offices with the latest technology, equipment and processes.”

He noted that the company is proud to say that its facility is known for its cleanliness and its ongoing efforts to recycle as much as possible.

“We are always excited to announce our upgrades, and we know they will help us to continue to strive for excellence to benefit not only our customers, but also our growers and shippers,” he said.

Already handling a full line of fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world, E. Armata is currently placing strong emphases on growing its tropical department.

“Our long-standing relationships with growers and shippers have evolved to where we can carry an even more extensive assortment of products year-round,” noted Armata.