At Frusantos – Frutos Selecionados, S.A., we devote ourselves to producing, marketing and distributing agricultural products both on the national and international market, from our head office in Ferreirim – Sernancelhe, in Beira Alta and our branch office in Samora Correia – Benavente, in the Ribatejo, in Portugal.
Our most popular products are: chestnuts, seed and other potatoes, onions and olive oil, but we also focus on several others, according to the season: cherries, apples, watermelon, melon, nuts.
Commercially, we work with wholesalers (agro-industries) and with retailers (purchasing centres for hypermarkets, supermarkets and supply markets), with the exception of seed potatoes and plant protection products, which we provide to retailers and final consumers.
Exporting 50% of our products, we are well-known in the EU – Italy, Spain, France and Germany – and outside the EU – Switzerland, Canada, Brazil and the United States. We are pleased with the business relationships we have, which we value highly, and we continue to work to identify commercial partners that can promote our products in new markets.
We are a versatile, specialised team. We monitor the entire production cycle in order to guarantee quality and compliance with market standards.
We own the Santo António Olive Press, which has more than a century of history and has been in the family for several generations. Coming from the rich lands of Beira Alta, olive oil is a symbol of this region…
We are a family company with a common vision, hopes and legacy:
– Vision of growth and continuity;
– Common hopes, plans and goals;
– Commitment to the sense of handing down from generation to generation.
– Preocupação com a qualidade, segurança alimentar e ambiental.
To provide agricultural products of distinctive high quality, using advanced technology and innovation in the service of well-being and creating business opportunities for the company and value shared with our employees, consumers, clients and suppliers.
To be a benchmark company both nationally and internationally in the marketing of fruit and vegetables, integrating a broad agricultural chain based on fair play and corporate social responsibility.
We produce, market and distribute agricultural products on national and international markets.
Our business area is divided up as follows:
– Production and wholesale trade in fruit and vegetables;
– Production and marketing of olive oil;
– Road freight transport;
– Marketing plant protection products.
2017 – We are celebrating the 35th anniversary of the company and reinforcing our vision of growth – promoting Portuguese production – giving preference to defining products, appealing to the flavours that define us, what is ours and from our region, the sensorial and emotional experience – on national and international markets – giving rise to a new brand “Saudade – sabores do coração”.
2016 – We grew 40%, with a turnover of approximately EUR 11 million. We strengthened our internationalisation strategy through individual project implementation, based on differentiation and innovation.
2015 – We introduced the certification system to assure best agricultural practices – GlobalG.A.P. – recognised worldwide. This system permits access to the most demanding of export markets, assuring the quality, safety and sustainability of the products.
2013 – The company became a limited company and took the name Frusantos – Frutos Selecionados, S.A.
2012 – We built our new head office, at the Ferreirim industrial park. We invested in advanced technology, with new operating lines – sterilisation, calibration and packaging for chestnuts, and new cold and climate controlled infrastructures for apples. We introduced Certification and Food Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
2009 – We changed the company name to Frusantos – Frutos Selecionados, Lda.
2008 – We opened a branch in Samora Correia – Benavente (Ribatejo). We introduced new production and calibration lines for potatoes and onions. We increased our product portfolio with the addition of seasonal fruit from the Ribatejo region, such as watermelon, melon and strawberries.
2007 – We launched two brands of our own: “Quinta da Cerca”, a multiproduct brand, and “Flôr do Távora”, specifically for olive oil.
1998 – We invested in cutting edge technology, with the purchase of the second largest chestnut steriliser in the country, with a capacity for 1500 kg per hour.
1992 – The year the company was incorporated, with the name Frusantos – Produção, Comércio, Transformação, Importação e Exportação de Frutas, Lda.
1982 – João da Silva Santos’ vision created the company, as a sole proprietorship. Located in Ferreirim – Sernancelhe (Viseu), Beira Alta, we market chestnuts, nuts, apples, seed and other potatoes, cereals, animal feed, fertiliser and plant protection products.
Our solid, sustainable growth has allowed us to become a benchmark company in Portugal in our sector, as a result of:
– Investment in modern, functional work infrastructures (calibrators, steriliser, packing machines, cold and climate controlled atmospheres);
– Introduction of Certification and Food Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
– Logistics capacity for purchasing and distribution;
– Monitoring consumer trends and focusing on a more attractive product image, aimed at social and nutritional specificities;
– Introduction of efficiency strategies in the company to increase awareness of our brand and promote continuous investment;
– Focus on the seasonal nature of our products, seeking always to provide a consumer experience focused on high quality fruit with added value, selected fruit.