“Proud to strengthen our partnership with the Japanese company Sumitomo Corporation Foods”
“Last week we hosted a Japanese delegation from Sumitomo Corporation Foods with outgoing President Tetsuro Tajima, a confirmation of the mutual respect we have built together over the past twenty years. Years in which we became the European suppliers exclusive Sicilian citrus juices for Japanese markets.
“A stable and well-structured partnership of which we are proud, built on the reliability of Agrumi-Gel in terms of its ability to ensure continuous supplies guaranteed by international certifications. These are the rules and requirements for working with Japanese in a relationship of mutual respect”, reports Salvatore Imbesi, quality manager at Agrumi-Gel
Pictured: Francesco Monforte, Rika Sato, Yukiko Yamada, Azzura Gugliotta, Salvatore Imbesi, Tetsuro Tajima
Sumitomo Corporation Foods is a Tokyo-based company that sources fresh produce and processed citrus fruits from around the world, which are then distributed to major Japanese companies. Japan is the eleventh Italian agricultural and food exporting country, the third outside Europe after the United States and Canada. The program signed with Sumitomo Corporation Foods covers the annual supply of several tons of products, including blood and blond orange, lemon, mandarin and pomegranate juices.
Agrumi-Gel works exclusively with the best Sicilian citrus fruits, including blood and blond oranges, lemons and mandarins, as well as products from Calabria such as bergamots and grapefruits. The products obtained include natural and concentrated juices, clear or cloudy juices, cold and hot extracted essences, traditional and organic juices and essences, dried peels for pectin extraction, dried peels for animal feed, bioethanol. In 2018, the company acquired pomegranate processing systems to obtain fresh arils for the fresh cut and juice industry.
“Working with Japan means applying strict specifications, certifications, controls and the utmost precision, since the entrepreneurial culture is different from the Italian one, which makes it more difficult for Japanese partners to develop business activities. They have an extraordinary attention to detail with the In order to constantly improve and surpass themselves, they ask their partners to adopt a philosophy based on a sense of duty and perfectionism where nothing is left to chance, c That’s why they build long-lasting business relationships based on trust.”
Agrumi-Gel exports its products to five continents. The percentages of volume sent to the different geographical areas are: 10% Italy; 50% Europe; 15% Japan; 10% America. The brand sells directly to bottling companies around the world. Products are supplied in 220 liter metal drums, 25 kg plastic drums and buckets, 25 ton tanks.
They are intended for companies operating in the production of beverages or cosmetic products. With the recent establishment of a packaging department for finished products in cartons and bottles, individual consumers will also be able to choose our brand when purchasing beverages.
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