Partnering opportunity

Greek olive oil company located on Crete, producing extra virgin olive oil, organic olive oil and olives, is looking for trade intermediary services in EU, and USA mainly distributors and importers.

Summary

A Greek olive oil processing and producing company, based on Crete, offers its organic and extra virgin olive oil and olives under distribution services agreements in European countries and USA. The company carries out all the production process phases, from the harvest to the packaging, processing local varieties (Coroneiki and Tsounati) of olives grown at grows in Messara area. The company is interested in partners already introduced in the HoReCa sector.

Partner sought

The company is seeking for importers and distributors specialized in Mediterranean products like EVOOs, olives, with a wide client portfolio including small store chains, deli shops and HORECA sector. Partners should consider products as part of brand building. This collaboration would take the form of a distribution agreement.

Description

The company is a family business with a long tradition in olives and olive oil. Through constant investment and upgrading of its facilities, as well as a non-stop development of procedures and methods of processing the olive seeds, the company has always been a pioneer in the cultivation, production and distribution of bottled olive oil. After selecting the best olives from olive groves, they separate the table olives from the ones that can be processed into olive oil and they transfer the latter to their two olive mills, which can produce 2.5 tons of olive oil per hour. Thus, they make sure that olives are processed the same day they are harvested and are processed immediately, which are crucial factors in ensuring the high quality of the olive oil produced. Olives and olive oil are stored in stainless steel tanks and are packaged with the use of state-of-the-art machinery, according to the regulations of the European Union and the International Olive Council. The company markets olives & extra virgin olive oil of supreme quality produced in the region of Messara,, which has been recognized by EU as “Protected Designation of Origin”. The company facilities can produce up to 3,000 bottles per hour. • The company owns 2 state-of-the-art olive mills with 3 grinding lines • A fully automated olive oil bottling line and storage facilities. • Automated olive delivery and packaging line. • Automated olive paste production and packaging line. • 2 olive delivery lines on a state-of-the-art machine with olive oil yield estimation. Company’s portfolio includes: • Extra virgin olive oil 0.3. The product is available in tin canisters of 250 ml, 500ml, 1L and 5L. • Extra virgin olive oil BIO. The product is available in Dorica bottle of 250ml, 500 ml 750 ml and in tin canisters of 250 ml, 500ml, 1L, 3L and 5L. • Extra virgin olive oil 0.2. The product is available in Marasca bottle of 60ml, Dorica bottle of 250ml, 500 ml 750 ml and in tin canisters of 250 ml, 500ml, 1L, 3L and 5L. • The longlife key (PDO MESSARA) The product is available in Marasca bottle of 60ml, and in tin canisters of 250 ml, 500ml, 1L, and 3L. • Extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with herbs & Cretan spices (Lemon, thyme, chili pepper, garlic, rosemary, oregano. The product is available in Dorica bottle of 250ml • Trouba Olives in a jar. The product is available in a vase of 220gr. • Olives in a bag The product is available in vacuum packaging of 220 gr. Therefore, it is seeking for experienced distributors to support and promote the company's products. The company is willing to offer a long-term distribution service agreement to the potential partner. The prior experience of the potential partner in food products commercial networks in HORECA will be highly valued.

Advantages and innovations

The company addresses environmental issues paying particular attention and showing ecological awareness. Its aim is to downscale energy footprint, by following a perspective of sustainable development. By collaborating with specialized companies, they apply ecological standards in their waste management. • Exploitation of the removed pomace of the olive by drying it and turning it into a solid fuel • Through natural methods, they use the olive residue to make biomass and organic compost, which is later used in olive groves as a soil conditioner. This is the end of a cycle, which not only does not burden the environment, but it actually benefits it. • After harvesting, the remaining olive tree leaves are used as fodder Company’s organic products are certified with Product certificate from BIO Hellas (Inspection institute for organic products) and the company holds a Food Safety System Certification 22000. The company gives the opportunity to consumers to get informed about traceability off their product by entering the lot number on the label of the product can see all the information as well as the olive harvesting point.

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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