In 1947 Bob Wells bought a wholesale fruit and veg company in Buckinghamshire. Noticing the need for tropical fruit importation in the UK, he decided to branch off and focus on the import, ripening and distribution of Bananas.
When Bob retired he passed his business onto his son, the current owner, Robert Wells. Robert had big initiatives to grow and expand his father’s business. Moving it to a bigger site and incorporating his love for wagons and modern technology into the business.
Now in Luton, Pratts has grown to be one of the biggest banana ripening centres, under one roof, with 120,000 square feet, in Europe. Roberts desire for business growth never got in the way for his passion for quality.
SH Pratt Bananas has organically grown into a larger business over the years, which has allowed certain aspects of the business to branch off into standalone businesses please see our Group website for further detail.
SH Pratt Bananas has continued to thrive in the current market place acquiring new customers to build our brand awareness.