INDUMAPE - Industrialização de Fruta, S.A., is today's largest Portuguese fruit transformer with national fruit collection, exporting about 80% of its production. The concentrate comes from the processing of fruit that does not have the visual appeal to be consumed in the fresh market, thus contributing to increase the yield of fruit growers and mitigate the deficit in our balance of trade.
The Company is located in the Industrial Parque Industrial Manuel da Mota,a land with an area of 18,209 m² in Pombal. The location of the factory has been carefully selected, taking into account the supply and geographic location of the fruit.
With technologically well-equipped facilities with cutting-edge equipment that ensures a top quality product, Indumape specializes in the production of apple, rocha pear and white grape concentrates, and more recently a new product: elderberry. Additionally the company produces apple and pear aromas, fully natural.
Among the different buildings are:
INDUMAPE - Industrialização de Fruta, S.A., a company dedicated to the production of concentrated fruit, was founded in 1997 by three Promoters: Raul Feio, João Moura and Carlos Pinheiro, and transformed into SA in 2004, with the entry of 2 Venture Capital 2005 and 2007. the company had its start activity in 2007.
The formation of the Company when the promoters of the project had as main objective to come to lead the fruit processing in Portugal in the first year of activity. To achieve this goal significant investments were made in the amount of land, construction of factory and cutting-edge equipment that ensures a top quality product and has high capacity.
INDUMAPE mission is to remain as National Leader and come to have an important position in the international market, producing with Quality, Excellence and Innovation, respecting the highest standards of food safety, to ensure the satisfaction of its customers and other stakeholders : Shareholders, Employees, Suppliers and Community.
The activity of INDUMAPE contributes to the development of fruit in Portugal strategic area according to the new governmental guidelines, particularly with respect to the row apple and rocha pear.
INDUMAPE is dedicated to the production of concentrated apple, pear, white grape and elderberry juice, serving national and international industry.
The main products are:
The production process is optimized for the production of apple and pear concentrate and it has five stages: milling, pressing and recovery aroma, clarification and ultrafiltration. The concentrate is obtained from fresh, ripe but not rotten fruit, which is previously washed and screened before being processed. Apples and pears are ground and crushed to extract their juice, proceeding after with the clarification of the juice, in which the pectin is de-activated in order to avoid that the final product becomes cloudy. Then the juice is filtered so that it is clear and bright and the highest product quality is maintained. The concentrate is immediately cooled and finally stored in refrigerated tanks.
INDUMAPE complements its industrial activity of fruit processing by providing a dessulfitation service, which occurs mainly in the period from December to June. To increase the ability to provide this service INDUMAPE invested in 2009 in stainless steel deposits with 1 million liters capacity.
The company is mainly export oriented (about 80% of its sales), selling to either reference customers in the domestic market or the international market (Germany, Spain, UK, Morocco, Netherlands and France, etc.).