The Sympli story was born from our enjoyment of home-grown food and our desire to support agriculture in Nigeria, where 3 generations of our family have made home. Venus Processing & Packaging Limited (VPPL), the company behind the Sympli brand, was first founded to source and process pineapples for export.
Determined to share the incredible taste of Nigeria’s sun-kissed pineapples, we saw freezing as a solution to post-harvest loss and the country’s need to earn foreign exchange. In 2011, we exported pineapple to Belgium, gaining praise for the delicious taste. Yet, we struggled to develop large-scale farmers for the necessary specifications. We also tried frozen papaya, mango, and chillies, to no avail.