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Cran Chile

We are the world’s leading producer of cranberry and the only one that has managed to commercially grow it outside of North America.

With its fields in southern Chile, at the gateway to Patagonia, with approximately 700 productive hectares, an annual harvest of close to 26,000 tons and a wonderful human team, Cran Chile is recognized as a global agricultural leader for its constant commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and sustainability.


To promote life and health from the south of the world, leading in innovation and sustainability.


Integrity, Commitment, Respect, Safety, Collaboration, Trust.


To contribute to the well-being of society with innovation and sustainability, preserving the natural heritage for future generations.


To produce berries in an efficient and sustainable way innocuously and with full traceability, using state-of-the-art technology, in the hands of a highly talented team, and to market them to Chile and the world.


We are the result of perseverance, multiple efforts and learning from those who trusted in this project. The people who work at Cran Chile are the pillar of our company’s success; they are the ones who make this company day by day. We firmly believe that today’s actions lay the foundation for a good future for society in general. We set our objectives (our path, our goals) with determination and commit ourselves to do what is necessary to achieve them in the right way. We remain aware of the value of humility as a gateway to learning and innovation.

Our History

Every cranberry born in southern Chile is the result of a vision that became a story of perseverance, commitment and hard teamwork. More than three decades ago, an entrepreneur named Warren Simmons founded the company with the purpose of cultivating this exceptional fruit with the most modern technology applied.

This initial period demanded continuous learning and great efforts to achieve the necessary conditions for this plant, never before cultivated in Chile, to fully develop in these lands. In 1997, Gordon Swanson assumed the leadership of the project, facing an enormous challenge, taking actions that made it possible to achieve the first production and results objectives. Fernando Casari joined the company as General Manager in 2010, boosting international marketing.

In 2013, the company closed a transaction with the cooperative Ocean Spray, to whom it sold its industrial assets, maintaining the ownership of the fields and becoming its farmer-owner. Since 2014, Cran Chile is the exclusive representative for the marketing of Ocean Spray Ingredients products in South America.