The beginning of a success story
On 25 January, 1967, South Tyrolean representatives of 26 fruit cooperatives founded the “Verwertungsbetrieb der Südtiroler Obstgenossenschaften VSO Gen.m.b.H” based in Bolzano. This was the beginning of a success story - which continues up to this day.
The “Verwertungsbetrieb der Südtiroler Obstgenossenschaften VSO Gen.m.b.H.” was founded
The construction of the first hall was completed
The steamed apple system was put into operation
The frozen apple line was set up
The first peeling machine was rented
Certification according to ISO 9001
The new press line with 12 new presses was commissioned
Changeover to mechanical peeling
Name change to "VOG Products"
Start of Fresh Cut production
Introduction of own brand Leni's
Completion of the first section of the large tank warehouse with ten fully automatically controlled tanks (capacity of one million litres each)
Two puree lines went into operation
Dry receiving station and belt press were put into operation
Operational area exceeds 10 hectares
Four out of five of the organic apples processed by VOG Products come from the cultivation of around 600 Bioland farmers in South Tyrol.
Picture: ©Südtiroler Apfelkonsortium
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.
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.
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.