About Us

We are an international Fruit exporting company established in January 2010. We are located in the center of Mindanao, one of the three major islands of the Philippines, also known as the fruit basket of the country.

Mindanao is well known for its wide array of fruit varieties, especially in the regions of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur and Compostela Valley. This fact, positions the company at the right place to produce pure export quality fruits.

The company is run by three Europeans implementing European style of management and quality standards. These standards are then translated into an excellent working environment where the employees are highly motivated to excel in every task they do. This culture of quality then results to the production of nothing but only the finest products into the market.

We have specialized in our export primarily on Cavendish bananas as well as pineapples and send them to Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Banana Brothers – a successful story

In November 2006 Mr. Tuchel had the idea to take part in the fruit export business. He wanted to send bananas outside the Philippines, mainly to countries in Europe, China and the Middle East.

Under the company name Hans Tuchel Trading. The company started to ship bananas to the Middle East. Highly satisfied customers enjoyed our bananas and our brand became well-known in Kuwait, Iran and Doha. “Philfruit” became the company’s flagship brand.

In 2009, Oystein Sunde decided to venture in the banana industry alongside with Hans Tuchel. Together they put up Banana Brothers, Inc. in January 2010 and continued and even expanded what Hans Tuchel Trading started. With the vision of expanding, they saw the need of another partner to assist in handling all the business processes, particularly in the operations. In 2011, Holger Guntzel joined the company and established a balanced and reliable operations flow.

The “banana world” is relatively small; therefore, it took us not long to spread out our supreme quality bananas to the scene. More customers followed, made contracts with us and we also were able to have some clients in Europe.

Since it was established, the company executed all the required quality standards to come closer to our dream of an unparalleled product quality. We improved and continue to develop our internal and external processes. A very low worldwide SGRT quote (1.5%) throughout 2011 is a proof that we have done a great performance and so we aim to surpass this record.

We continue to provide excellent quality fruits to our growing number of customers across the globe. As we look back at how the company started, it only encourages us to move forward and make new goals become reality.


We are steadfast in the business to provide excellent quality fruits to the International Community through a reliable and sincere manner to our clients that best satisfies them.

We aim to maintain relationships based on respect and trust with our suppliers, our workforce and our valued clients.


To be internationally recognized as one of the leading fruit exporting companies in the global market by consistently providing farm fresh and top quality fruits.

Management Board

Mr. Hans-Thorsten Tuchel
He is the German co-founder and President of the company and also heads the Sales Department.

Mr. Uwe Wichmann
He is German and our COO and completes the Management team with his Operations Department.

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