16th January 2020

Italy –Italian blood oranges – juice trade growth

Ortogel, was founded in 1978 by a citrus grower who built up a plant for the production of frozen vegetables in the industrial area of Caltagirone (Catania province). In 1982 Ortogel changed to the production of frozen natural citrus juice, especially for pigmented oranges, applying the cold and freezing technology, used for the frozen vegetables, to the citrus field, therefore obtaining natural juices, not from concentrated, without additives, and not pasteurisation, of high quality, never produced in Italy before on an industrial scale.

Presenting at a recent Asia trade fair the outlook for Ortogel looks positive. The Chinese market in particular has identified Italy as a partner with an eye to sustainable production, high quality and food safety. Exports of Italian food products to China are seeing a double-digit growth and reached EUR439 million in 2018, a value that has almost tripled over the past 10 years (+254%).

The Ortogel range includes juice from Blood Oranges, Blond Oranges, Tangerines, Lemons, Clementines and Grapefruit. The Blood Orange juice launched in Italy and abroad with the name ‘Gelidea.’Ortogel is leader producer of Private Label NFC Sicilian Citrus juice packed in gabletop/tetrapak

Italian Private Label


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