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Portuguese company dedicated to the production and marketing of jams and other fruit products, is looking for partners to sell its products abroad through commercial agency or distribution services agreement

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOPT20181004001
Published
12/10/2018
Last update
13/05/2020
Expiration date
23/11/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health food
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Summary

Summary: 
This Portuguese company from Madeira Island is dedicated to the production and commercialization of jams and other fruit products. Among the products produced there are jams, fruit juice capsules, chutneys and chocolates, made from fruit like passion fruit, arboreal tomato, pitanga, araçal, mango, papaya, banana and and others. The company is looking for partners to sell its products abroad through commercial agency or distribution services agreement.

Description

Description: 

This Portuguese company from Madeira Island is a family project, based on the centuries-old tradition of Madeiran families of homemade fruit cultivation, such as passion fruit, arboreal tomato (known regionally as English tomato), pitanga, araçal, mango, papaya, banana and a whole set of species that have in Madeira unique flavors and aromas.

Three young sisters with an uncle, with entrepreneurial spirit set up this company in 2012, taking advantage of their ancestors' recipes to produce jams. They installed it in an old family home, adapted to receive the factory and the headquarters of the company.

The recipes of the products are more than 100 years old, and their secrets have passed through several generations.

In addition to the jams and chutneys production, the company bets on innovative products such as 100% natural fruit juice capsules, regional fruit flavored chocolates, cane honey cake and broads (typical of Madeira Island).

Currently the company sells its products through several distribution chains in Madeira and in the Portuguese mainland. It also already sells in Germany, and intends to expand its business to other locations in Europe.

As such, it is looking for other EU companies to sell their products abroad through commercial agency or distribution services agreement, in order to expand its business. The company intends long term commitments.

In order to guarantee the quality of its products, the company accompanies the producers throughout the whole process, from the planting of the fruits to the reception in the factory.

The production processes are subject to HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) standards, performed by an independent entity, in order to ensure food security.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Through this partnership, potential partners have the opportunity to enrich their offer/product range, with original products that guarantee the authentic flavor of the famous fruits of the Madeira Island, allied with the innovation that characterizes this company through the introduction of the traditional flavors in products like chocolate, that have had very good acceptance in the market. The capsules of natural juices, which can be used with water, milk shakes or alcoholic beverages are also an asset to potential partners as it allows them to differentiate themselves from their competitors with a healthy and multifaceted product.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for other EU companies interested in commercialize these products in their markets, to establish commercial agency or distribution services agreements. May be wholesalers/distributors of food products, grocery stores or supermarkets The specific requirements of the food safety/HACCP must be met.