The merger between Citrosuco (of the Fischer Group) and Citrovita (of the Votorantim Group) led to the creation of the largest orange juice producer in the world.

The energy that enabled this union is present in our daily activities and constantly drives us forward through innovation, transformation and growth.

The official announcement of the merger and beginning of integration occurred in the beginning of 2012. However, this story began long before 2012. More precisely, in the first half of the 20th century.

Read on and follow the main steps of this successful upward flight that helped make Brazil the leading player in the international orange juice market.




A world leader in the orange juice sector was born in 2012. The new company exports to many countries and, by doing so, creates large foreign currency reserves for Brazil. The company maintains the name Citrosuco.


An association agreement is signed between Citrovita and Citrosuco, creating the world´s largest orange juice producer.


Conversion of the hot gas generator and the boiler at the Catanduva plant to biomass, with capacity to become self-sufficient and export the excess electrical energy.


Expansion of processing capacity at the Catanduva plant and transfer of the sales area to Brussels.


The Fischer Group and Cia. Agrícola e Pastoril Fazenda Rio Pardo S/A, form the largest agricultural partnership in the Brazilian citrus sector and the Fazenda Rio Pardo citrus farm is created in the municipality of Iaras (São Paulo state). The farm has more than 9,000 hectares of cultivable land available for orange production.


Acquisition and expansion of the Araras plant.


Citrosuco acquires another processing unit, in Bebedouro (São Paulo state).


Acquisition of 100% of the bulk logistics system: port terminal at Santos and the Southern Juice vessel. The port terminal in Australia begins operation.


The capacity for transporting fresh orange juice is expanded by 32,000 tons with the acquisition of the Premium do Brasil vessel.


Beginning of the Agricultural Expansion Plan, with the acquisition of a multiple of farms.


The "Carlos Fischer" vessel that has been designed and engineered specifically to transport fresh orange juice (NFC) comes into operation in April.


Expansion of the nursery in Itapetininga to produce one million seedlings a year.


Citrosuco begins producing and exporting orange juice that is ready to drink (NFC), another example of innovation and pioneering in the citrus industry by the company.


Acquisition of the Matão plant and the Água Branca farm.


Doubling of processing capacity at the Catanduva plant and acquisition of the Ventura and Bonsucesso farms.


Beginning of port terminal operations in Antwerp.


The first harvest in Itapetininga.


The Fischer Group acquires the stake held by Eckes in the business, thereby assuming complete control of Citrosuco.


Production begins at the Catanduva plant and sales office activities in Germany get underway.


Founding of Citrovita and construction of the Catanduva plant.


First seedling planted at the Monte Verde Farm in Itapetininga.


Construction of stabilization ponds.


Fuel oil is replaced by biomass and construction of the plant II begins.


First large expansion of the Shipment Unit in Santos, already being prepared for the storage of bulk juice.


On November 15, the vessel "Ouro do Brasil" inaugurates the bulk juice loading and transport system.


The system for treating activated sludge is built and the construction of refrigerated rooms to store the juice in bulk gets underway.


Citrosuco acquires its second production plant in the town of Limeira (SP).


Citrosuco´s construction works begin in Matão and an evaporator, bin and refrigeration room are all ready this year.


Truck unloading the first oranges. The fixed ramps are made of cement.


Founding of Citrosuco..