Frutas Tereso produces and sells citrus fruits and was founded in 1996 by Lourenço Tereso Ferreira and Beatriz Carvalho dos Santos who, since 1983, had already been engaged in the trade of citrus and other fruits. Their children, David and Diana, joined the business and today, with a team of more than 60 employees full of Vitamin C, Frutas Tereso is one of the most important companies in the Algarve in this sector.
What we do
Our mission is to produce the best citrus fruits and ensure their wide distribution. In addition to oranges, clementines, mandarins and lemons, pomegranates have also been included in the family. In total, we tend an area of about 300 hectares of our own and about 500 hectares of orchards of our partners.
Every year, we sell, on average, about 23,000 tons of fruit that arrive daily to the national and international market. Spain, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland are the main destinations, but our ambition is to grow.
Our fruit is grown all over the Algarve and in the Alentejo and its harvest is done 365 days a year to have the daily harvest, every day, in your house. This is a fruit ripened on the tree and therefore sweeter and richer in flavor.
How we do it
We believe in sustainable agriculture and we use the best practices to get the best results. We are committed to the integrated production method which, among other advantages, enables cultivation using as little pesticides as possible
We invest in state-of-the-art industrial machinery at our factory to ensure the best conservation, grading and packaging. The focus on quality is visible in the implementation of programs such as Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Global GAP. We follow product traceability and process quality control, waste management and post-harvest control practices, including levels of fungal contamination and analysis of pesticide residues in the final product.
We know the entire journey and history of Tereso products that come to you.
Vitamin C is in the DNA of our associates
Lourenço Tereso Ferreira
Procurement and coordination of harvesting and field logistics
Management of operations in the packing plant
Management of national clients
Packing and quality control
David Tereso Ferreira
Diana Tereso Ferreira
Quality Control Manager