Uzumsan was established
by Efraim Cohen, Joseph Cohenís son,
who followed the family tradition of foreign trade of dried fruits. The
family tradition dates back to the end of the 19th century when
the grandfather of Efraim Cohen became a shipping agent, which soon took
on board a flourishing dried fruit business dealing in sultanas and figs.
In 1930, Joseph Cohen built up the business from scratch again. Efraim
joined in 1968, and since 1975 has poured increasing energies into the fig
trade and finally in 1981 founded Uzumsan.
exports 2500 tonnes
of dried figs, 8000 tonnes of sultanas and 500 tonnes of dried apricots.
Customers include various international dried fruit importers and agents
across the world. Uzumsanís major markets include Germany, England and
the Netherlands. Uzumsan also has markets in many parts of the world such
as in France, in Switzerland, and in New Zealand.