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European leader in technology and postharvest fruit and vegetable treatments

Our values

To fulfill our commitment to society, we firmly believe that we must investigate, develop, and innovate to provide more sustainable solutions that, coupled with our technical advice to the client, will guarantee the maximum effectiveness of treatments, closing the gap between the laboratory and real world industry results.

Circular economy

For over 10 years we have pioneered the sector, developing the CITROSOL VERTIDO CERO® System for drenchers and “drenchers online”, the first example of CIRCULAR ECONOMY in post-harvest treatments.

Sustainability

Our commitment to society involves developing sustainable technologies and products that contribute to reducing the industry's carbon footprint, helping our clients to mitigate food losses and reduce both water and energy consumption.

R&D+i

Research is an integral part of our identity; we apply that scientific rigor to the development of our equipment and application systems. Some of our innovations have changed the way of thinking about post-harvest care of fruit and vegetables.

Precision post-harvest

A product with excellent results in the laboratory may not work in the day to day environment of the packinghouse; there are innumerable sources and factors of variability in the processes at an industrial level. Our commitment to customers is to obtain maximum efficiency and homogeneity in our treatments, for this, we develop evermore precise application systems, reducing the variability in industrial application.

CITROSOL in Spain and around the world

CITROSOL was established in 1964, in the La Safor region, located in the province of Valencia (Spain), but soon expanded its scope with delegations in Murcia, Andalusia and the Valencian Community to allow us to be closer to our customers.

Currently, CITROSOL is present in the main citrus and other fruit producing countries around the world, presence in more than 22 countries, with its own staff in Peru and a subsidiary in South Africa.

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ALGERIA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
BRAZIL
CHILE
CYPRUS
COLOMBIA
CROATIA
COSTA RICA
EGYPT
PHILIPPINES
France
GHANA
GREECE
GUATEMALA
Guinea-Bissau
India
INDONESIA
ISRAEL
Italy
MOROCCO
PAKISTAN
PANAMA
PERU
Portugal
SYRIA
South Africa
Thailand
Turkey
UZBEKISTAN
VIETNAM

ALGERIA · ARGENTINA · AUSTRALIA · BRAZIL · CHILE · CYPRUS · COLOMBIA · CROATIA · COSTA RICA · EGYPT · PHILIPPINES · France · GHANA · GREECE · GUATEMALA · Guinea-Bissau · India · INDONESIA · ISRAEL · Italy · MOROCCO · PAKISTAN · PANAMA · PERU · Portugal · SYRIA · South Africa · Thailand · Turkey · UZBEKISTAN · VIETNAM ·

ALGERIA · ARGENTINA · AUSTRALIA · BRAZIL · CHILE · CYPRUS · COLOMBIA · CROATIA · COSTA RICA · EGYPT · PHILIPPINES · France · GHANA · GREECE · GUATEMALA · Guinea-Bissau · India · INDONESIA · ISRAEL · Italy · MOROCCO · PAKISTAN · PANAMA · PERU · Portugal · SYRIA · South Africa · Thailand · Turkey · UZBEKISTAN · VIETNAM ·

Historia

1939

Creation of Electroquímica del Serpis

The business activity from which the manufacture of post-harvest products began.

1964

Constitution of CITROSOL

A Segregation of the post-harvest treatment business from other business activities.

1974

Citrosol’s First Exports

Our first exports to countries around the Mediterranean basin.

1978

First wax formulation incorporating IMAZALIL

We reduce industrial variability with our formulation incorporating the best fungicide for citrus fruit.

1984

Construction of our first laboratory

Rigorous technical monitoring and Research and Development (R&D) are part of our DNA.

1988

Start of the manufacture of phytosanitary products for pome fruit

We begin to diversify our target fruit.

1995

Development of technical improvements in wax applicators and gas control of the degreening chambers

We focus on post-harvest application equipment designed to mitigate industrial variability.

2008

Development of the CITROSOL A S coating

First wax formulation with a low drying temperature that saves customers’ energy use and improves industry sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint.

2009

Development of FORTISOL® Ca

First formulation of water-soluble salts that stimulate the natural defences of the fruit and reduce and control postharvest spotting. Proven effectiveness in the reduction and control of postharvest marking and in decay control.

2010

Development of the CITROSOL VERTIDO CERO®SYSTEM

Patented system for the recirculation of treatment solutions that provide the first example of circular economy in the Postharvest Sector.

2011

Development of the first CITROCIDE®SYSTEM

Patented system for fruit and vegetable disinfection, as well as for industrial process waters.

2014

FUMISPORE®

Patented mist system for the disinfection of packing houses.

2015

WINNERS of the 1st Cepyme TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION Award

We won this award in recognition of our work and research development.

2016

Inauguration of the new laboratory and visit of the President of the Valencian Generalitat

Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian Generalitat, visits us on the occasion of the inauguration of the new research and development center for new products.

2016

Construction of a piloting plant and our latest R&D laboratory

An area of 755m2, fully equipped for the development of R&D +i. Microbiological Laboratory, Chemical Laboratory and Plant Physiology Laboratory.

2018

EASY KIT®

The definitive, portable, tool to immediately verify the effectiveness of decay control treatments and compliance with residue levels.

2018

CITROSOL SUNSEAL®

A huge step forward in citrus coatings creates shockwaves; Low drying temperature, resistance to film breakage due to condensation, good weight loss control and excellent shine.

2019

BIOCARE by CITROSOL

First complete range for the treatment of citrus fruit to be certified for organic farming.

'Know How Container'

We promote postharvest knowledge

Come and visit the ‘Know How Container’, located at our facilities in Potríes (Valencia). Our Know How Container is a small showroom that displays the best post-harvest practices and the most critical stages that allow the intercontinental exportation of Citrus fruit to arrive in perfect condition. Processes that span the time from the harvesting of the fruit right through to its arrival to the consumer: FROM TREE TO TABLE.

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