ASSOCIATION OF IMATHIA'S AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES

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About us

The Association of Imathia's Agricultural Cooperatives is the joint venture of eight (8) of the largest Agricultural Cooperatives (Producers Organizations) of Northern Greece.  The Cooperatives, as well as the Association, are located in the Prefecture of Imathia, Region of Central Macedonia, Northern Greece, an area with a wide tradition in the cultivation and processing of Fruits.


The Members of the Association are:

The core production of the Association is Peaches (Table and Industrial), which in 2014 accounted for about 17% of the Total Production of Peaches in Greece (Greece is the third biggest producer of Table Peaches in EU and the first in Industrial Peaches). In the Association, someone can also find peaches P.O.D. Naoussa, which are collected, sorted and packed with the traditional way, in the fields, without the interference of mechanical equipment. Such a method ensures their rich taste and aroma, as well as their long durability.  


Apart from Peaches, the Association is also a producer of Nectarines, Apricots, Cherries, Apples, Strawberries, Citrus, Pears, Kiwis, Plums, Quinces, Greengages Plums, Lotus and Pomegranates

 

The capacity that is built through such an effort upgrades the Association to one major player in the Fruit Market in the International field:

 

- 4.770 Farmers 

- 88.500 Αcres

- 4.796.179 Trees

- 174.114.532 kg of Fruit Production in the year of 2014

- 10 Processing Facilities (processing, sorting and packaging) for Fruits

- 14 Processing Lines (processing, sorting and packaging) for Fruits

- 63.000 kg/h Processing Capability (processing, sorting and packaging)

- 96.000 sq.m. of Total Sheltered Area of the Processing Facilities

- 28.440 sq.m. of Total Cooling Storage Area

- 29.150.000 kg of Total Cooling Storage Capacity

- 143.615.934 kg of Fruits exported in 2014 (average 83% of the Total Quantity of Fruits produced)

- 86.169.560 € the value of Exports in 2014

 

The Association through its member is supplying directly the International Market of Fresh Fruits and indirectly (mainly through the two factories owned by its members) the International Market of Canned Fruits and Juice.

 

Among the Exporting Countries is Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and among our customers is Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Magnit etc.      

 

All of our Members possesses the necessary Quality Certificates such as AGRO 2.1-2.2, Global Gap, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, BRC and IFS.