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An Italian company offers its semifinished fruits for pastry in the framework of distribution, commercial agency and manufacturing agreements

Profile ID: 16603

Profile type: Business offer


The South-Italy based company, engaged in the manufacture of semifinished fruits for pastry, obtained by the processing of local varieties of fruits, is looking for agents and distributors for building up new sales channels abroad. The company is also offering manufacturing services to food and confectionery companies interested in the use of semifinished fruits as raw material for the production of candied fruits.

Offer description

The Italian company has a long familiar tradition. For over 40 years, the company is engaged in the production of semi-finished fruits for pastry. These products are obtained from the processing of different varieties of local fruits: oranges, lemons, kiwi, cedars, grapefruits, and clementines qumquats. The company has a well-stablished network of international and Italian partners. In order to enlarge its market share, it is looking for new cooperation partners abroad. The company produces semi-finished fruits using as raw materials different varieties of local fruits: oranges, lemons, kiwi, cedars, grapefruits, and clementines qumquats. It processes the high quality raw material using an industrial and one craft process. The industrial process is used for the production of orange, lemon and cedar cubes. Through the use of specific machinery, this process allows to directly obtain the cubes of fruit. The annual production of fruits cubes amounts to 5000/7000 quintals. The manual process is used for the production of a wide range of products, for an annual production that ranging from 2000 to 3000 tons. This process foresees a manual processing of the peel or of the whole fruit directly. The first process phase consists in the manual extraction of the so called “quarters”. The quarters correspond to the fractions of approximately a quarter of a peel without pulp. Afterwards, the quarters are worked manually with a specific instrument. This tool, depending on the inserted shape, allows to obtain semi-finished fruits of different shapes: fruits slices; heart-shaped fruits; shamrock-shaped fruits etc… In order to obtain the products inclusive of peel and pulp, the fruits are processed manually by using a tool that allows to obtain the different shapes. After these stages, the products so obtained are stored in salt solution or at very low temperature. In particular, the pickled products are stored in silos in an aqueous solution containing 2% potassium/sodium metabisulphite and 8% of sodium chloride (NaCl) at room temperature. The frozen products are wrapped instead in plastic bags for food use and placed in food containers. The products are put in a blast chiller at -35 Celsius degrees and subsequently stored at -20 celsius degrees. This preservation technique does not foresee the use potassium/sodium metabisulphite or sodium chloride (NaCl). After the whole process, the semi-finished fruit are ready to be used as raw material for the production of candied fruit. The Italian company is searching for distributors and commercial agents who would promote and sell the semifinished fruits in their country. The trade intermediaries sought must be well established in the network of food and confectionery companies.The company is looking also for food and confectionery companies engaged in the production of candied fruits that are willing to cooperate under manufacturing agreements.

Innovations and advantages

*HCCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified company. The company submits the product to any kind of analysis upon customer request. *The company has a very flexible production capacity. Within a year, in relation to customer orders, it can double the amount of products: from 4000/5000 to 10000 tons of fruits cubets and from 3000 to 6000 tons of manual processed products. *High quality products made of selected quality native fruits. The company is established in a territory where the coltivations of citrus is higly diffused. Furthermore, the company produces semifinished fruits without artificial additives, preservatives or food dyes. *The company offers customizable products. The customer can make specific requests in relation to shape and size products. If the customer requires it the company can also process other varieties of fruits. *The process innovation achieved by using special machinery to speed up the production has had no impact on product quality. *The company has a long familiar tradition. During the years, it has been achieved an high quality craftsmanship. *The company has strong experience into international trade.

Market application codes

07003002 Health food
07006 Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)

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Area of partner's activity

The company is looking for international partners to reach commercial agency, distribution and manufacturing agreements. *PARTNER SOUGHT TO REACH COMMERCIAL AGENCY OR DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT Distributors and commercial agents well established in the network of food and confectionery companies. The italian company is looking for trade intermediaries who are connected to companies engaged in the production of candied fruit or in an entire food production process whose recipe involves the use of candied fruits. ROLE OF PARTNERS SOUGHT In order to expand the sale of the Italian company abroad, the potential partners should act as a distributors or agents to food and confectionery companies. *PARTNER SOUGHT TO REACH MANUFACTURING AGREEMENTS TYPE OF PARTNER SOUGHT Food and confectionery companies that produces candied fruit or food product whose recipe involves the use of candied. ROLE OF PARTNER SOUGHT The partner sought should be interested in the manufacturing services offered by Italian company. The potential partner must be interested in the use of semifinished fruits as raw material for the production of candied fruits.


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