During its first years of operation, the company mainly processed olive oil from the region of Kalamata, with a mean annual turnover of approximately 600.000 Euros. Following a succession of strategic investments, the company increased its productivity and significantly improved its international competitiveness whilst ensuring that the initial vision to offer products of exceptional attributes and traditional taste were not compromised.
True to this vision, AGRO.VIM’s President Mr. Dimitrios Gyfteas to this day personally tastes and evaluates every single batch of olive oil that reaches the factory displaying his commitment, deep knowledge and love for the olive tree and its fruit. The same passion is further shared by the company’s V/P and Managing Director Mrs. Eugenia Gyftea who travels around the world promoting AGRO.VIM’s “liquid gold”.
Premium extra virgin olive oils from the PDO certified region of Kalamata, different varieties of olives, organic produce and Greek traditional antipasti are some of the products offered by AGRO.VI.M. under the umbrella of well know brands that have won an impressive number of awards for their taste and packaging.
The finest raw materials are selected for production. AGRO.VI.M. typically buys in excess of 50% of the PDO Kalamata olive production of Messinia, one of the most well-known and awarded olive varieties of the country and more than 50% of the PDO Kalamata extra virgin olive oil production. In addition, the company buys almost 30% of the total olive oil production of Messinia.
To guarantee its premium status and authenticity, ILIADA PDO Kalamata extra virgin olive oil is produced by a selected and certified group of local to the Kalamata region producers that take great care of every single detail. From the fields where our olive trees are cultivated to the thorough harvesting of the olives at just the right degree of ripeness and the optimal processing conditions, the entire production process guarantees the top quality of ILIADA premium extra virgin olive oils.
By combining the knowledge and experience of our pre-selected and certified group of local farmers with certified standards of operation, the entire production process guarantees the exceptional quality of our products.
Through the competitive positioning of our products and qualitative communication of our brands, the company addresses different productive groups of the global market. More specifically, the company’s core business areas are:
- Global and domestic services (distribution)
- High-end market: Gourmet and delicatessen stores
- Mass market: Major distributors, importers and supermarkets
- Private labels: Upon agreement and for special contracts
- Product Development
- Product Safety
Over these years our experience has grown giving us the opportunity to increase our productivity, improve the quality of our products and as a result expand into new markets. We are proud to offer supreme quality award winning products, modern facilities with certified standards of operation and a specialised and highly educated staff.
We constantly seek to develop our range by incorporating new products to our catalogue that are of high nutritional and biological value, have excellent taste and are essential for a healthy diet.
By working in partnerships, with both our certified group of local farmers and our clients, we have learned to listen to others and be prepared to change if needed the way we do business.
All operations adhere to high quality control procedures and are certified as per ISO 9001 & 22000 (HACCP) and BRC Global, while recently acquiring the environmental management standard ISO 14001.
In addition, AGROVIM’s administrative office is located in the center of Athens and oversees administrative, sales, marketing and communication operations.
For Quality Management System
The Environmental Accreditation
For Food Safety Management System
OLIVE OIL KALAMATA P.D.O.
OLIVES KALAMATA P.D.O
PEZA IRAKLIO KRITIS P.D.O.
SITIA LASITHIOU KRITIS P.D.O.
Inspection Institute for Organic Products – Certification for our Organic Products
BIO HELLAS – USDA
Inspection Institute for Organic Products – Certification for our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil under the USDA/National Organic Program standards
From the Association of Swiss Organic Agriculture Organizations
BRC Global Standard for Food Safety
OK Kosher Certification