Purchasing raw materials
Communications & Sustainability
In our fruit and apple processing , the quality of all the raw material is ensured by the careful selection of the best varieties and the great attention we pay to the growing areas. Soil conditions, agronomic techniques, harvesting conditions must guarantee the perfect mix of punctuality, freshness and flavour preservation to meet our high quality standards. For over fifty years we have been able to select the best producers and have built relationships with them based on trust and mutual respect. They give us the certainty that we are always buying fresh and only the best fruits.
Hallmark of the Trentino-South Tyrol region, symbol of beauty, flavour and seduction.
With its bright colour, perfect shape and sweet, juicy flesh, the apple has always been of great importance in Christian tradition, fairy tales and legends and is a symbol of seduction. How can one resist? Not to forget the popular saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. The proverb actually contains a kernel of truth! An apple really is a perfect snack: fresh, quick, low in fat and nutritious. Consisting of 85% water, it is refreshing and thirst-quenching. At the same time, it provides the right boost of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, such as calcium, magnesium and iron, among others.
South Tyrol has been the largest organic apple supplier in Europe for many years. That is why the quantities delivered to the fruit processor VOG Products have more than tripled in three years.
The Kissabel® apple (variety R201) is known around the world for its fruit pulp, which can vary from pink to red. The juice is just as attractive as the apple, mainly because its unique taste and a characteristic red colour ranging from violet to ruby red.
EcoVadis rewarded the sustainability efforts of VOG Products with a silver medal.
Hannes Egger is a mountaineer and "optimiser" in the company.
Puree is an increasingly important product at VOG Products.
Daniel Franco and the balancing act between machine and man.
Ervis Naci from Albania has made the step from worker to head of department.
Each year, VOG Products processes around 350,000 tonnes of apples into juice, puree and concentrate. Water is indispensable in the production process: it serves as cooling and transport water. The company not only uses it carefully, but also several times over.
Jessica Pfeifer solves many seemingly unsolvable problems in the Sales Back Office.
Its carbohydrates enter the blood quickly and are healthy for body and brain. Apple juice not only quenches thirst, but is also a source of health.
Alex Pernstich learned from the bottom up how to masterfully produce apple juice.
Solid pack apples must meet the high quality standards of VOG Products and those of our customers, therefore they must fulfil a number of requirements.