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We are one of the largest orange and lemon growers and juice suppliers in the world, with sustainability as the cornerstone of our business model.

A thirst for sustainable quality

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Active in juice for over 30 years, and now operating in 70 countries.

Top 3

The world’s third-largest citrus juice processor and merchant.

38 Farms

Our agricultural assets include 25,000+ hectares of citrus groves (with 14+ million trees).

About Juice

Our juice business offers orange, lime and lemon juices, and associated by-products.

When we process citrus fruits, nothing is wasted. Juice is extracted, oils are recovered and all remaining pulp is transformed into citrus-pulp pellets.

The fiber-rich pellets are used as an animal feed ingredient, while the oil essences and aromas are primarily used by the flavor and fragrance industries, to which we are a major supplier.

We also produce dry peel from ripe oranges, lemons and limes, used for pectin extraction. Pectin is sold on to the food industry as a gelling agent, thickening agent and stabilizer in food.

Brazil, Mexico and the US are the main producers of orange juice. The state of Florida supplies about 26% of North American consumption and Brazil is the main supplier of the rest, though its primary market remains the EU. The rest of the world also relies on Brazilian production, and consumption growth is greatest in emerging markets.

Our Juice Value Chain

Our business lines are integrating further across the five steps of our value chain, as we respond to the need for a traceable and responsible supply line from farmer to consumer.

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

In addition to growing citrus fruits ourselves, we share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains.

02Process

02Process

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us to facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey.

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers.

01Originate & Produce

01Originate & Produce

In addition to growing citrus fruits ourselves, we share our expertise with farmers and producers worldwide, ourselves or with business partners and expert organizations, as part of our commitment to responsible, sustainable and traceable supply chains.

02Process

02Process

Once bought or harvested, we bring crops to our assets for the next stage in their journey. These are ethically and sustainably processed, coming one step closer to the consumer.

03Store & Transport

03Store & Transport

Our strategically located network of silos, warehouses, transloading facilities and ports allows us to facilitate access to market for local farmers around the globe and enable us to control costs and mitigate risk throughout the product journey.

04Research & Merchandize

04Research & Merchandize

Our depth of marketing and merchandizing experience is our greatest strength. All our platforms and regions rely on our market knowledge to ensure responsive supply.

05Customize & Distribute

05Customize & Distribute

We supply products to a wide range of customers, from large multinationals to local manufacturers and retailers.

Our Strengths

We are involved in the entire citrus processing value chain, from farming to distribution of packaged juices. In addition to merchandizing and risk management expertise, our success in this global business is supported by extensive physical assets, sustainable operations and traceable supply chains.

Our assets include nurseries to grow seedling citrus fruit trees, over 25,000 hectares of citrus groves (with more than 14 million trees) across 38 farms, 3 state-of-the-art processing facilities in Brazil and 2 distribution terminals in Brazil and Belgium.

We have also invested heavily in transportation, and in 2020 launched two new eco-efficient ships dedicated to the transport of citrus juices and by-products in climate-controlled tanks. In its first full year of operations, our upgraded juice fleet transported citrus juices and by-products from Brazil to destination markets in Europe and North America with lower fuel consumption (down 70%) and shipping emissions (down 18% and 90% for CO2 and sulfur emissions respectively) per ton of product transported.

Our citrus port terminals in Santos, Brazil and Ghent, Belgium are capable of handling both Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice (FCOJ) and Not-From-Concentrate Orange Juice (NFCOJ) in bulk and drums.

Diversifying Downstream

We continue to explore opportunities to diversify revenue streams and in 2021 signed an agreement to supply citrus peel to a new pectin production facility in Bebedouro, São Paulo State, Brazil.

In 2022, we successfully launched a new product made from not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice presenting a 30% reduction in natural sugar content and more than triple dietary fiber content, while preserving original taste (Brix value) and vitamin C level.

Committed to Sustainable Juice

As a fundamental element of our juice production strategy, we have built sustainable solutions into our operations across the juice value chain

 

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