One of the best agricultural company specializing in the production and export of ecologically clean hazelnuts and fresh fruits in Azerbaijan
Who we are?
WE are an agricultural company specializing on production and export of ecologically clean hazelnuts and fresh fruits. We have our fruit and hazelnut orchards across various picturesque regions of Azerbaijan.
We put our HEART in an art of growing, carefully supporting our orchards with the help of skilled personnel and consultants, provide a full range of services from processing to packaging and shipping. Our company strongly focused on satisfying the growing needs of our customers and that is why we actively monitor the latest technology developments and market trends in order to continuously improve our product quality and selection.
Providing sustainable export of horticultural products grown by our company is our top priority.
Company’s first cracking factory in Zaqatala operated since 2000, the second was built in Gakh and subsequently was built processing factory in Zaqatala. Factory is equipped with modern technological solutions, which has been specifically designed to meet a wide range of customer specifications. All equipment is of high standard and is suitable for the intended purpose. Goods are packed in high quality package forms produced by certified companies what insure integrity of pack and safety of goods. Different package forms can be provided according to Customers demands and requires. Processed goods are exported under brand name “Aqrovest” to top European countries: Italy, France; Germany, Switzerland and etc. In spite of that we are constantly looking for new markets for enlarging our export geography.
We also pride ourselves with a top quality HAZELNUTS having 1500 ha of hazelnut orchards stretched over Northern regions of Azerbaijan - a region with the ideal climate and soil for growing and propagating hazelnuts. Company has also hazelnut orchard in Gusar. With the hazelnuts coming directly from our orchards we ensure 100% traceability of our products what meet the requirements of market.
In second part of 2019 construction of North-Western hub that will integrate the factory, logistic center and resource center was successfully started in Zaqatala and now is constantly continue.
Our main partners: Storck (Germany), Lindt (Switzerland), Ferrero (Italy), Migros s/m chain (Switzerland), CAP Industries (France), UNICONF (Russia).
The foundation of our corporate philosophy is being able to ensure that the Quality Management System established in our company provides our client with a product built specifically to conform to his high standards. QMS is integral to each step of our production process and operations. Every step of the hazelnut process flow requires undivided attention of skilled personnel, and that is why we are dedicated to providing all employees on our production site with the necessary trainings and resources to be able to meet and exceed our customers’ needs.
Consistently providing superior quality, overseeing adherence to product specifications, ensuring implementation of customer standards for safe product is our top priority throughout the entire production process.
We are certified against ISO22000:2005 and working towards obtaining new certifications in the nearest future.
Control and monitoring
Our team is continuously working on improvement of our processes to increase business performance and meet all the expectations of our clients
- Raw and packing materials to be used in production are purchased from the approved suppliers
- Raw hazelnuts are double checked upon acceptance as per purchasing specifications
- Hazelnuts are checked for organoleptic, physical, chemical and microbiological attributes
If everything conforms to specifications hazelnuts enter our stock and are allocated with the special lot number for traceability.
Control measures are performed along the entire production chain from the initial acceptance of raw material to control check-list of transportation.
Our Product Line
Natural kernels – Humidity 6%; Caliber – 9/11, 11/13, 13/15; Packaging: 80 kg jute bags, 1000 kg big bags
Blanched kernels - Humidity 4%; Caliber – 11/13, 13/15; Packaging: 0.5kg, 1kg, 5kg, 20kg, 25kg – vacuum packs/carton boxes
Roasted kernels – Humidity 6%, Caliber -9/11, 11/13, 13/15; Packaging: 80 kg jute bags, 1000 kg big bags
Roasted and chopped kernels – Humidity 4%; Caliber 11/13, 13/15; Packaging: 0.5kg, 1kg, 5kg, 20kg, 25kg – vacuum packs/carton boxes
Hazelnut paste – Caliber- size 20-80 µ; Packing: 220 kg plastic barrels
Current market tendencies
Hazelnuts play a tremendous role in human nutrition and health, due to their particular composition of fat, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and antioxidant phenols. They are cholesterol free and a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, copper, thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin E, folate and antioxidants. Scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of hazelnuts may reduce the risk of heart disease. World hazelnut market is transitioning to the new phase characterized by the following trends:
- Consumers in Europe are becoming more and more interested in the source of what they eat
- Producers have to ensure the traceability of their raw materials
- Consumers become more concerned about sustainable production
- Consumers expect manufacturers to produce and deliver ethical products
Common use of hazelnuts
Roasted hazelnuts taste extremely delicious with rich chocolate. That is why it is widely used in chocolate bars, candies and as a decoration for confectionery products.
Roasted and chopped hazelnuts are used throughout preparation of various confectionary products such as cakes, pies, cookies and many more both as constituent ingredient and outside decoration.
Hazelnuts are used in the dairy industry, with glazed curds, cottage cheese, as an ice cream ingredient and etc.
Hazelnut paste (nut hazelnut grated) can be used as a filling for breakfast cereals, as an additive in the production of chocolate-nut pastes, creams, glazes, caramel, yogurts, ice cream and much more.
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