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Spanish company dedicated to production of IQF (individually quick-frozen) citrus products is looking for potential distributors partners in European Union.

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20190725001
Published
29/07/2019
Last update
02/08/2019
Expiration date
02/08/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health food
Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Other processing and preserving of fruit and vegetables
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Summary

Summary: 
A Spanish based company specialised in the production and sales of IQF citrus products from citrus peel (slices, dices, granulates) to citrus slices or wedges is searching for potential partners for the distribution in Europe

Description

Description: 

A company from Spain, located in Valencia, produces a wide range of IQF citrus in several shapes and formats. IQF is a technology known as the individually quick-frozen method. This method does not allow large ice crystals to form in vegetable cells.

It was founded in 1985 and is one of the first Spanish technologists specialized in the industrial processing of citrus fruits. The company works mainly with local citrus producers that allow them to work without post harvesting treatment and without waxes.

The key point of the company is the versatility in adapt the products to international market needs and trends with the following formats: peel strips, granulated peel, peel dices, slices and half slices, wedges, irregular peels. The company produces these formats with orange, lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, and many others fresh fruits using this production flow: washing fresh fruit, extraction peels, freezing and packing/storage.

The applications of the products are many in the food industry, as the production of marmalades, ice creams, yoghurts, bakeries and sauce industry; food decoration, exotic dishes, ready for eat meals, toppings, cakes and deserts. Other uses can be in soft drinks and beverage industry.

The company is looking for European partners introduced in food distribution sector to reach distribution agreements.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Business values are based on guaranteeing clarity, transparency and total compliance with food safety requirements and establishing processes to promote “best professional practices” 34 years in the market give the company the main competitive advantage, it is the knowledge of the national market and international markets and the possibilities of the company products. Working mainly with local producers allows the company to work without post harvesting treatments, advantage for natural products, high quality, vegan friendly. The company has obtained BRC quality certification (an internationally recognized mark of food safety and quality creaty by The British Retail Consortium). Kosher, Halal and Vegan certifications. Products are frozen by advanced technology to preserve original properties.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for partners from European Union introduced in food distribution sector to reach distribution agreements. Specialised distributors in raw materials for ice cream producers, bakeries, sauce industry, and Horeca (hotels, restaurants, catering services) are sought.

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom