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Relatório de Sustentabilidade

Our Timeline

We have made our history, which led us to be a company with market representativeness and that sees opportunities and makes it happen!

1963 a 2006
Citrosuco (Fischer S.A.)
1988 a 2010
Citrovita
2012 +
Citrosuco
The Timeline
Citrosuco (Fischer S.A.) Citrovita Citrosuco
1963
1963

Citrosuco is built.

1964
1964

Construction work begins on the Citrosuco factory in Matão, in the state of São Paulo

1976
1976

Citrosuco acquires its second factory in the city of Limeira, in the state of São Paulo.

1979
1979

Start of the construction of the activated sludge treatment system and the construction of the refrigerated chambers to store the juice in bulk at the Citrosuco plant in Matão.

1982
1982

Inauguration of the bulk juice loading and transport system, with the Ouro do Brasil vessel.

1984
1984

Shipping Unit in Santos undergoes its first major expansion in preparation for the bulk juice storage system. Fuel oil is replaced by biomass at the Matão plant.

1999
1999

Citrosuco starts the production and export of ready-to-drink juice (NFC), another expression of the technological pioneering spirit of the company.

2006
2006

The largest Brazilian agricultural partnership in the citrus farming industry is celebrated between the Grupo Fischer and Cia. Agrícola e Pastoril Fazenda Rio Pardo S/A. Besides, Fazenda Rio Pardo for citrus farming is created in the municipality of Iaras, in the state of São Paulo, with over 9,000 hectares of arable land for orange production.

1988
1988 Citrovita

The first seedling is planted at Fazenda Monte Verde, which was owned by Citrovita (Grupo Votorantim), in Itapetininga, in the state of São Paulo.

1990
1990

Citrovita is founded and the factory in Catanduva, in the state of São Paulo, is built.

1991
1991

Catanduva factory starts production. Activities begin at the office in Germany.

1993
1993

Citrovita Maritime Terminal in Antwerp (Belgium) starts operations.

1997
1997

Processing capacity at the Catanduva plant is doubled.

1998
1998

Citrovita acquires the factory in Matão and Água Branca farm.

2003
2003

Citrosuco’s fresh juice transport capacity is increased by 32,000 tons, with the acquisition of the Premium do Brasil vessel. Citrovita’s Agricultural Expansion Plan begins, with the acquisition of several farms.

2004
2004

Citrosuco purchases another processing unit, in Bebedouro, in the state of São Paulo. Citrovita acquires 100% of the bulk logistics system: Santos maritime terminal and the Southern Juice vessel. The operation of the maritime terminal in Australia begins.

2005
2005

Citrovita acquires and expands the plant in Araras, in the state of São Paulo.

2009
2009

Hot gas generators and boiler at the Catanduva plant are converted to biomass, with capacity for self-sufficiency and export of surplus electricity.

2010
2010

Citrovita and Citrosuco celebrate a partnership agreement to create the world’s largest producer of orange juice.

2012
2012

Citrosuco was conceived with the merger of the orange juice businesses of Grupo Fischer and Grupo Votorantim. It became a leading company in the orange juice industry, exporting to several countries and generating important foreign currencies for Brazil. The new company kept the name Citrosuco.

2014
2014

The company undergoes a process of capturing synergies, adjusting production units, adapting the maritime fleet, and investing in the quality of the orchards, in a conscientious and responsible movement, with a view to efficiency, competitiveness, and excellence in the operation.

2017
2017

The new Citrosuco celebrates its 5th anniversary.