BioCitrus represents excellence in the production of essential oils and juices extracted from citrus fruits. Known for the quality of its products and its customized solutions, the company produces high quality ingredients for different kinds of industries such as flavours and fragrances, pharmaceutical, aromatherapy, chemical and agricultural. BioCitrus has a global presence.
To be a reference in the production of essential oils and juices, by assuring the best and most exclusive products. We define our values through the aid of the involved communities and the respect of the environment.
● Excellence in the production and in the products.
● Satisfaction with the clients.
● Technological Innovation.
● Commitment and Professional Ethics.
● Economic Sustainability.
● Responsibility towards the environment.
The history of BioCitrus begins in the city of Messina in Sicily in 1873, the fragrant cradle of the citrus industry.
Over 140 years of history.
At that time, the art of extracting essential oils was performed manually with the use of a tool known as “Rastrello” as well as a marine sponge. This technique was called “Sfumare”, literally taking the “fumes” (essence) out of the fruit. The term has the same Latin roots of the word “per fumum” which became “perfume” overtime.
Exactly 100 years later, BioCitrus was established in the town of Montenegro, state of Rio Grande do Sul at Rua João Pessoa. Globally known for its solid family tradition, BioCitrus is the reference in a wide range of citrus specialities in Brazil and in the world. Focusing on the production of high-quality essential oils, BioCitrus mixes traditional methods of extraction and know-how with modern technology in its state-of-art facilities.
Mr. F. Misitano, a young entrepreneur with a passion for citrus fruits and with an artful eye for new business, sets up one of the first citrus essential oil extraction factories.
Mapping of the area of essential oils production in the regions of Sicily and Calabria, Italy.
Year of the foundation of Aripê Cítrica/BioCitrus in Montenegro, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Sr. F. Misitano.
"With orange and lemon, money right in the hand." - Slogan of the time to promote citrus growing in Brazil.
Beginning of green mandarin processing.
The state of Rio Grande do Sul is the largest producer of lemons in Brazil.
Essential Oil Distillation.
Construction of the new BioCitrus facility.
BioCitrus Branch in the state of São Paulo – Brazil.
New company headquarters in Montenegro, RS – Brazil.
Construction of the new plant.
Tradition and Expertise in Citrus Essential Oils and Juices.