The company ARDAS FROST SA founded in 1997 and operates in the sector of frozen vegetables. The company has modern facilities approximately 10 acres, consisting of mainly vegetables processing plant, and cold storage where they are stored finished goods.
The head office and facilities of the company, are located in the settlement of area Komara Orestiada, Evros. In the region is the large plain of Orestiada but also the Ardas and Evros rivers which are a benchmark for the cultivation of vegetables as well as all the cultivated land used by the company for production, located to the fertile riverside areas of these two rivers. The choice of these areas was done by the criteria so that the soils located in the riverside areas are an ideal for cultivation of vegetables, as much that the timing of transport of first raw materials from the moment of harvest until frozen vegetables are less than 30 minutes, so that the vegetables reach the consumer's plate most fresh than ever.
In 2005 the company proceeded into modernization of the production line and an expansion of the cold stores, with the result today to be in a position to process products like peas with editable and refrigeration is up to 7,500 kg per hour and also broad beans, round and borlotti beans with editable and refrigeration reaches until 6,000 kg per hour. All this makes the processing unit of Ardas Frost as one of the largest production units of our country
The company's products are produced by vertically integrated production process, starting from the selection of suitable land for cultivation and the selection of appropriate seed varieties and continues with the award of a contract with local farmers which defines the terms and procedures which will become the cultivation. Then follows the seeding of land which is made with mechanical equipment by qualified personnel of the company, as well as the process of plant protection which also made by company's personnel. Then follows the harvesting and transportation of first raw material of vegetables to the processing unit of the company and the process is completed with processing of first raw material at the premises of the company in accordance with modern methods and quality standards, as well as standardization and storage products in modern cold storage.
Ardas Frost produces, processes and sells products such as peas, broad bean, round bean, borlotti bean, okra, broccoli and caulliflower in cooperation with local farmers cooperatives. The company's goal for next years is to increase the product range with products such as mixed vegetables, sweet corn, carrot etc. The company standardizes vegetables both in industrial packaging in cartons of 10 kg and in small packs of 1000 gr., 2500 gr. Etc..
Because in philosophy of the company, quality is an important part, Ardas Frost have quality certificate EN ISO 22000:2005 (TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS) which ensures the quality of manufacturing processes and food safety, and quality certificates AGRO 2-1 & AGRO 2-2 (TUV HELLAS) (integrated management system in agricultural production), ensuring the process of cultivation vegetables on land, and until the first raw material reaches for processing in production unit of the company.
Finally in the piece of sales, Ardas Frost operates mainly with B2B (business to bussines) sales mainly in Greece, in frozen food wholesalers, in organized frozen food distribution networks, in supply networks of catering, restaurants, hotels, to networks for ship's supply, and organized super-market chains. The company's goal for next years is to export vegetables to various countries.