Mango Packers in Mexico (EMEX) has a new president

Jose Angel Crespo is the new president of the association that represents Mexican mangoes in the world, Empacadoras de Mango de Exportación A.C. (EMEX, A.C.).

Crespo has led the organization since January 26; since then, he has represented approximately 90 associates. The date coincides with the month in which the production of this fruit, one of the most popular worldwide, begins.

He replaces Eduardo Castillejos, former EMEX president and agronomist.

Mexico is the leading exporter of fresh mango internationally. In 2022, the country exported 447,503 tons of mango to the world. Its main market? The United States with 399,938 tons. That is almost 90 percent of the total. Canada was second, followed by Japan, France, and the United Kingdom.

With figures from 2023, 14 were the most exported mango varieties to the United States. They summed more than 65 million boxes.


Despite his qualifications in Public Accounting and Finance, José Ángel Crespo has chosen to pursue a career in the mango packing industry.

He is the youngest of four brothers in Grupo Crespo, which integrates mango production, export, transportation, warehousing, and distribution.

“Since we were children, our father instilled in us the love of work, the love of production, of the packing house, of distribution,” Crespo said in an interview with Abasto.

His first job with responsibilities was in packing in Sinaloa, Mexico.

He currently lives in Texas, overseeing the company’s distribution center. But he is also in charge of the group’s packaging in Mexico.

Being president of EMEX is an opportunity to see the industry and contribute the knowledge I have acquired throughout my life as a grower, exporter, and now as a marketer,” he said. and now as a marketer,” he said.

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Crespo has several plans as president of EMEX, a position that lasts two years with the possibility of re-election.

One of them is to work on a system that can make forecasts of the fruit harvest. Crespo said climate change has meant that more than the historical records are needed to know how much fruit will be available.

He explained that the system aims to include variables such as weather and flowering.

The idea is to teach them to the industry to make better sales projections.

Like many of the other agricultural products, the biggest challenge is climate change around the world. Crespo said it is difficult to forecast rainfall, drought, and production size.


Mango varieties are the most exported to the United States, according to EMEX, A.C. figures:

TommyRed, yellow, and green skin. Resistant and durable variety.22,653,907
AtaulfoGolden yellow skin color. Sweet and slightly acidic flavor. Intense aroma.18,861,555
KentSweet, creamy, and fruity flavor with yellowish-green skin.17,302,381
KeittLarge mango with dark green skin. Grown year-round in Mexico.4,499,556
HadenMedium to large mango with red and yellow skin. A preferred variety for juicing and canning.1,840,988