COMPANY PROFILE

Oranfresh is the Italian benchmark in the world specialized in the development of fresh fruit juice vending machines and professional juicers.

We develop and manufacture fresh fruits juice vending machines, professional juicers, commercial centrifuges and other products for the Vending and Horeca sectors, using advanced technologies and highly innovative processes.
Our products are exported to all continents. Today the Oranfresh brand is present in more than 60 countries: a success based on quality and efficiency.
For over 50 years we have been representing a growing business opportunity for hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, clubs, supermarkets, offices, schools and much more. We have a careful after-sales service, which has allowed us to create a strong bond of trust with our customers. Those who choose us know they can count on a solid, extremely structured company, able to offer a ``win-win`` solution to everyone, from entrepreneurs who choose our machines to final customers.

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Oranfresh is the Italian benchmark in the world specialized in the development of fresh fruit juice vending machines and professional juicers.

We develop and manufacture fresh fruits juice vending machines, professional juicers, commercial centrifuges and other products for the Vending and Horeca sectors, using advanced technologies and highly innovative processes.
Our products are exported to all continents. Today the Oranfresh brand is present in more than 60 countries: a success based on quality and efficiency.
For over 50 years we have been representing a growing business opportunity for hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, clubs, supermarkets, offices, schools and much more. We have a careful after-sales service, which has allowed us to create a strong bond of trust with our customers. Those who choose us know they can count on a solid, extremely structured company, able to offer a ``win-win`` solution to everyone, from entrepreneurs who choose our machines to final customers.

A 50 YEARS OLD HISTORY

Here's how we grew up

1969 1969
’70s ’70s
’70s ’70s
’80s ’80s
1985 1985
1987 1987
1987 1987
1988 1988
1991 1991
1996-97 1996-97
1998 1998
’90s – 2000s ’90s – 2000s
2005-2006 2005-2006
2007 2007
2007-2008 2007-2008
2012 2012
2013 2013
2014 2014
2017 2017
2018 2018
Today Today

1969

A.I.D. S.p.A.

Dr. Salvatore Torrisi, after several years of agronomic profession, in Italy and abroad, founded in 1969 A.I.D. (Agriculture Industrial Development) S.p.A., introducing new agricultural production techniques – acquired during the two years of activity and post-doctorate at the Citrus Research Center in Riverside, University of California – to give an innovative twist to Italian agriculture.

 

’70s

New systems, new techniques, new technologies

Innovative irrigation system – In the early seventies, innovative undertree sprinkler irrigation systems were introduced in the citrus groves, as well as over canopy systems, big pivot, and lateral move, used in over 15.000 hectares of large field crops in Italy and abroad.

Anti-frost wind machines – In the same years, along with the installation of sprinkler systems, the manufacturing and installation in citrus groves of anti-frost wind machines, with full automation in relation to the temperature, also began. During the 70s more than 7000 anti-frost wind machines were manufactured and sold, of which 30% were exported abroad, and A.I.D. became in the ‘80s the worldwide leader in this field.

’70s

Self-cleaning drips and Fruit and vegetables packing houses

In the middle of the ‘70s, in our plant in Catania, new self-cleaning drips, exploiting new original technologies, were patented and manufactured. These drips were used in big irrigation and reclamation projects, in Italy and abroad, in particular in Libya, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Fruit and vegetables packing houses – Between 1975 and 1981, 10 large fruit and vegetables packing houses were built for packing citrus fruits, vegetables, pistachio, grapes and cereals silos

’80s

Reaserch,Robotics and Biotechnology

Reaserch and robotics – From the very beginning of the ‘80s the research activities were increased by developing a research center for the introduction in Italy of biotechnology and robotics, applied to the agricultural field, integrated with vision technology able to grade the oranges. Between 1986 and 1988 A.I.D. designed and manufactured the first few orange grading machines for selecting the first grade oranges, the second grade oranges and the culls for the processing industry.

Biotechnology – Between 1983 and 1987, using the in vitro micro-propagation technique, 700 clones of different orange cultivars, virus free, were produced together with mother plants for the diffusion of the breeding material to the Sicilian citrus nurseries.
During the same years the research on cryogenic bacteria was carried out in cooperation with the University of California at Berkeley. The vegetable and fruit crops were sprayed with these engineered bacteria to improve the crop protection from cold and freezing nights.

The Polyguard – In the middle of the 80s, the Polyguard, a multi-purpose version of the anti-frost wind machines, was developed. The Polyguard was very effective in automatically spraying over 3 hectares with fungicides and different pesticides, during the night and in the absence of wind, in order to promptly control the insects attacks, the bacterial and fungal diseases, and the high temperature thermal shocks in the citrus plantation. The high temperature thermal shocks are one of main causes of the fruits falling prematurely. This innovation also piqued the interests of the Princes of Wales, Charles and Diana, who, during their trip around Sicily, visited the citrus plantations of Mr. Ciancio Sanfilippo, publisher of the daily newspaper La Sicilia, where one of the Polyguards were installed.

1985

The arrival in China

In 1985 A.I.D. won the International tender for the innovation and the transfer of new technologies to the Chinese citrus research center in Chongqin (China), where 25 technicians, including agronomists, plant pathologists, and chemists had worked for 5 years, coordinated by Dr. Torrisi as project leader. The project concluded in 1990 with the introduction of the new agronomic technologies and the development of the first pilot fruit and vegetables packing house to process and pack citrus fruits.

1987

Vending

In 1987 the research project for the development of the first ever been orange juice vending machines was launched. The first generation of these machines consisted of 500 units manufactured between 1989 and 1991. Some of them, after 20 years, are still in operation.

1987

Offshore World Championship

In 1987 A.I.D. sponsored, with the Oranfresh® brand, the Offshore World Championship of the 3E class, won and concluded in Catania by the Torrisi-Zurria couple.

1988

The evolution of robotics

The evolution of robotics – Between 1988 and 1989 was launched the first feasibility study to develop a robot able to locate the oranges on the trees and harvest them by cutting the stem.

1991

Tour de France

In 1991 the Tour de France was also sponsored by Oranfresh® with its freshly squeezed orange juice vending machines, placed in Lyon, at Port de Versailles along the avenues, and at the major events of the Tour de France in Lyon. The big success of Oranfresh®’s innovation was publicly appreciated by the Mayor of Lyon, Michel Noir. The sponsorship created such big expectations for the citrus sector that it began to concern the big multinational corporations, introducing the fizzy drinks vending machines.

1996-97

International patent of the squeezing

The exclusive and highly innovative squeezing process, which separates the essential bitter oils of peels from the juice, was covered also by international patents. Using this new process, that was an authentic revolution in the field of citrus juice extraction, a wide range of machines for the Horeca sales channel (Hotel/Restaurant/Catering) and for the Vending channel were manufactured, attracting the attention of the largest food service companies, among them Autogrill, McDonald’s, Doutor Coffee, etc.

1998

A.T.T. (Agroindustry Advanced Technology)

Some of the agroindustrial A.I.D activities, were merged into A.A.T. (Agrondustry Advanced Technology) SpA, specialized in the manufacturing of the automatic agroindustrial sector for the production of citrus squeezing machines for the Horeca and Vending channels, all with the trademark Oranfresh®.

’90s – 2000s

Orange-picking robot

At the end of the 90s and early 2000s the first prototype of an orange-picking robot was developed and equipped with a computer vision processing system.

2005-2006

New patents

During these years, new patents were registered. The new patent implements the same orange juice extraction process as the previous patents, but with the great innovation consisting in the juice flowing into a removable container to make the cleaning and maintenance easier both for the Horeca channel machines and for Vending machines.

2007

The Leonardo Prizes

On the occasion of the Leonardo Prizes, the President of the Republic, Mr. Napolitano, conferred Dr. Torrisi on the recognition of the Special Prize of the Minister Emma Bonino for International Trade.

2007-2008

Expressa

The Expressa, the smallest orange squeezing commercial machine with the best quality/price ratio, was developed, using an innovative “Made in Italy” design to promote the consumption of small size oranges.

2012

New vending machines

Start up of the new generation vending machines that includes four models, among them the “Take Away” model, which was developed, manufactured, and covered by an innovative patent with an automatic heat-sealing system of 360 ml cups. This model has found great success on the market.

2013

New clients

The expansion of Oranfresh continues with the acquisition of new important customers, both in the Horeca sector, such as McDonald’s and MSC Cruises, and in the FMCG sector, with the introduction of self-service machines inside the Carrefour stores, Auchan, Edeka, Conad and Coop.

2014

New records

Oranfresh celebrates the goal of the 3,000 Vending machines installed, becoming world leader in the healthy vending machines sector. In the same year, Oranfresh Asia, based in Hong Kong, was set up to better assist all the customers of the Asian continent, more and more oriented towards the consumption of healthy products.

2017

The vending machine for apple juice

Oranfresh introduces the new automatic vending machine for apple juice. It is the only vending machine in the world which offers fresh apple juice in a few seconds, without adding water or sugar, thanks to a special centrifugation system.

2018

Oranfresh Usa

Oranfresh Usa, is established in Los Angeles to meet the growing demand for healthy products and to better assist all customers on the American continent. In the same year, the company launches Oranfresh Juice Bar, a concept of a healthy store that supplies smoothies, fresh juices, healthy snacks and more.

Today

Today

Oranfresh looks towards the future. The research continues, to constantly innovate the Vending and Horeca sectors and to spread a wellness culture. Oranfresh now has more than 5,000 Vending machines in the world. Numbers that reflect a global market and a growing demand for natural and fresh products. Numbers that testify the experience, the innovation and the reliability of Oranfresh.

A 50 YEARS OLD HISTORY

Here's how we grew up

1969 1969
’70s ’70s
’70s ’70s
’80s ’80s
1985 1985
1987 1987
1987 1987
1988 1988
1991 1991
1996-97 1996-97
1998 1998
’90s – 2000s ’90s – 2000s
2005-2006 2005-2006
2007 2007
2007-2008 2007-2008
2012 2012
2013 2013
2014 2014
2017 2017
2018 2018

1969

A.I.D. S.p.A.

Dr. Salvatore Torrisi, after several years of agronomic profession, in Italy and abroad, founded in 1969 A.I.D. (Agriculture Industrial Development) S.p.A., introducing new agricultural production techniques – acquired during the two years of activity and post-doctorate at the Citrus Research Center in Riverside, University of California – to give an innovative twist to Italian agriculture.

 

’70s

New systems, new techniques, new technologies

Innovative irrigation system – In the early seventies, innovative undertree sprinkler irrigation systems were introduced in the citrus groves, as well as over canopy systems, big pivot, and lateral move, used in over 15.000 hectares of large field crops in Italy and abroad.

Anti-frost wind machines – In the same years, along with the installation of sprinkler systems, the manufacturing and installation in citrus groves of anti-frost wind machines, with full automation in relation to the temperature, also began. During the 70s more than 7000 anti-frost wind machines were manufactured and sold, of which 30% were exported abroad, and A.I.D. became in the ‘80s the worldwide leader in this field.

’70s

Self-cleaning drips and Fruit and vegetables packing houses

In the middle of the ‘70s, in our plant in Catania, new self-cleaning drips, exploiting new original technologies, were patented and manufactured. These drips were used in big irrigation and reclamation projects, in Italy and abroad, in particular in Libya, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, etc.

Fruit and vegetables packing houses – Between 1975 and 1981, 10 large fruit and vegetables packing houses were built for packing citrus fruits, vegetables, pistachio, grapes and cereals silos

’80s

Reaserch,Robotics and Biotechnology

Reaserch and robotics – From the very beginning of the ‘80s the research activities were increased by developing a research center for the introduction in Italy of biotechnology and robotics, applied to the agricultural field, integrated with vision technology able to grade the oranges. Between 1986 and 1988 A.I.D. designed and manufactured the first few orange grading machines for selecting the first grade oranges, the second grade oranges and the culls for the processing industry.

Biotechnology – Between 1983 and 1987, using the in vitro micro-propagation technique, 700 clones of different orange cultivars, virus free, were produced together with mother plants for the diffusion of the breeding material to the Sicilian citrus nurseries.
During the same years the research on cryogenic bacteria was carried out in cooperation with the University of California at Berkeley. The vegetable and fruit crops were sprayed with these engineered bacteria to improve the crop protection from cold and freezing nights.

The Polyguard – In the middle of the 80s, the Polyguard, a multi-purpose version of the anti-frost wind machines, was developed. The Polyguard was very effective in automatically spraying over 3 hectares with fungicides and different pesticides, during the night and in the absence of wind, in order to promptly control the insects attacks, the bacterial and fungal diseases, and the high temperature thermal shocks in the citrus plantation. The high temperature thermal shocks are one of main causes of the fruits falling prematurely. This innovation also piqued the interests of the Princes of Wales, Charles and Diana, who, during their trip around Sicily, visited the citrus plantations of Mr. Ciancio Sanfilippo, publisher of the daily newspaper La Sicilia, where one of the Polyguards were installed.

1985

The arrival in China

In 1985 A.I.D. won the International tender for the innovation and the transfer of new technologies to the Chinese citrus research center in Chongqin (China), where 25 technicians, including agronomists, plant pathologists, and chemists had worked for 5 years, coordinated by Dr. Torrisi as project leader. The project concluded in 1990 with the introduction of the new agronomic technologies and the development of the first pilot fruit and vegetables packing house to process and pack citrus fruits.

1987

Vending

In 1987 the research project for the development of the first ever been orange juice vending machines was launched. The first generation of these machines consisted of 500 units manufactured between 1989 and 1991. Some of them, after 20 years, are still in operation.

1987

Offshore World Championship

In 1987 A.I.D. sponsored, with the Oranfresh® brand, the Offshore World Championship of the 3E class, won and concluded in Catania by the Torrisi-Zurria couple.

1988

The evolution of robotics

The evolution of robotics – Between 1988 and 1989 was launched the first feasibility study to develop a robot able to locate the oranges on the trees and harvest them by cutting the stem.

1991

Tour de France

In 1991 the Tour de France was also sponsored by Oranfresh® with its freshly squeezed orange juice vending machines, placed in Lyon, at Port de Versailles along the avenues, and at the major events of the Tour de France in Lyon. The big success of Oranfresh®’s innovation was publicly appreciated by the Mayor of Lyon, Michel Noir. The sponsorship created such big expectations for the citrus sector that it began to concern the big multinational corporations, introducing the fizzy drinks vending machines.

1996-97

International patent of the squeezing

The exclusive and highly innovative squeezing process, which separates the essential bitter oils of peels from the juice, was covered also by international patents. Using this new process, that was an authentic revolution in the field of citrus juice extraction, a wide range of machines for the Horeca sales channel (Hotel/Restaurant/Catering) and for the Vending channel were manufactured, attracting the attention of the largest food service companies, among them Autogrill, McDonald’s, Doutor Coffee, etc.

1998

A.T.T. (Agroindustry Advanced Technology)

Some of the agroindustrial A.I.D activities, were merged into A.A.T. (Agrondustry Advanced Technology) SpA, specialized in the manufacturing of the automatic agroindustrial sector for the production of citrus squeezing machines for the Horeca and Vending channels, all with the trademark Oranfresh®.

’90s – 2000s

Orange-picking robot

At the end of the 90s and early 2000s the first prototype of an orange-picking robot was developed and equipped with a computer vision processing system.

2005-2006

New patents

During these years, new patents were registered. The new patent implements the same orange juice extraction process as the previous patents, but with the great innovation consisting in the juice flowing into a removable container to make the cleaning and maintenance easier both for the Horeca channel machines and for Vending machines.

2007

The Leonardo Prizes

On the occasion of the Leonardo Prizes, the President of the Republic, Mr. Napolitano, conferred Dr. Torrisi on the recognition of the Special Prize of the Minister Emma Bonino for International Trade.

2007-2008

Expressa

The Expressa, the smallest orange squeezing commercial machine with the best quality/price ratio, was developed, using an innovative “Made in Italy” design to promote the consumption of small size oranges.

2012

New vending machines

Start up of the new generation vending machines that includes four models, among them the “Take Away” model, which was developed, manufactured, and covered by an innovative patent with an automatic heat-sealing system of 360 ml cups. This model has found great success on the market.

2013

New clients

The expansion of Oranfresh continues with the acquisition of new important customers, both in the Horeca sector, such as McDonald’s and MSC Cruises, and in the FMCG sector, with the introduction of self-service machines inside the Carrefour stores, Auchan, Edeka, Conad and Coop.

2014

New records

Oranfresh celebrates the goal of the 3,000 Vending machines installed, becoming world leader in the healthy vending machines sector. In the same year, Oranfresh Asia, based in Hong Kong, was set up to better assist all the customers of the Asian continent, more and more oriented towards the consumption of healthy products.

2017

The vending machine for apple juice

Oranfresh introduces the new automatic vending machine for apple juice. It is the only vending machine in the world which offers fresh apple juice in a few seconds, without adding water or sugar, thanks to a special centrifugation system.

2018

Oranfresh Usa

Oranfresh Usa, is established in Los Angeles to meet the growing demand for healthy products and to better assist all customers on the American continent. In the same year, the company launches Oranfresh Juice Bar, a concept of a healthy store that supplies smoothies, fresh juices, healthy snacks and more.

MISSION & VISION

Our values

WE ENCOURAGE A CULTURE
OF HEALTHY FOOD

We have revolutionized the concept of snack by encouraging the consumption of natural drinks based on fresh fruit and making the healthy food business accessible and profitable, considering the growing demand all over the world.

WE PROMOTE AN HEALTHY
AND SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

We are involved in an intense activity of nutrition education, even among the youngest. We take part in numerous workshops, along with personalities from the medical-scientific world to illustrate the advantages of the consumption of wholesome foods like fresh orange juice and fruit and vegetable concentrates to encourage from early age the consumption of natural drinks, rather than carbonated or sugary beverages.

FRESHNESS OF
THE PRODUCT

The first secret of our juices is the freshness of the raw material.
We want to promote in every area and in any place the culture of healthy food and freshness of the product, in view of the prevention of the several diseases caused by an incorrect diet.
By encouraging the consumption of natural drinks based on fresh fruit, we are also committed to support the production of the fruit and vegetable sector.

MISSION & VISION

I nostri valori

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INCORAGGIAMO UNA CULTURA SALUTISTICA DELL’ALIMENTAZIONE

Abbiamo rivoluzionato il concetto di snack da distributore incoraggiando il consumo di bevande naturali a base di frutta fresca italiana e rendendo accessibile e remunerativo il business dell’healthy food, che ha crescite esponenziali, di anno in anno, in tutto il mondo.

PROMUOVIAMO UNO STILE DI VITA SANO E SOSTENIBILE

Facciamo un’intensa attività di educazione alimentare, anche tra i più giovani. Abbiamo programmi educativi nelle scuole primarie e secondarie, partecipiamo a workshop insieme a personalità del mondo medico-scientifico per illustrare i vantaggi relativi al consumo di alimenti genuini come la spremuta.

PUNTIAMO SULLA FRESCHEZZA DEL PRODOTTO

Il primo segreto delle nostre spremute e dei nostri succhi è la freschezza della materia prima. Utilizziamo solo arance italiane freschissime. E ne utilizziamo davvero tante. Con una richiesta di svariate tonnellate l’anno favoriamo lo sviluppo del settore ortofrutticolo italiano.

100% MADE IN ITALY

We focus on Italy and bring it to the world

Oranfresh is an Italian company that fully produces its product in Italy and exports all over the world.
Headquarter and production plant are located in Catania, Sicily. Our machines are therefore produced and assembled in Italy and tested in our laboratories by our team of engineers to control the quality on all production processes.

DIFFIDA DALLE IMITAZIONI

Scegli solo l’originale

Nel corso degli anni, il mercato dei distributori automatici di spremute d’arancia è cresciuto a dismisura. Si sono affacciati nuovi marchi, sono nate nuove aziende ed è partita la rincorsa al ribasso in termini di prezzo e qualità del prodotto. Oranfresh ha una lunga lista di aspiranti competitor che provano ad emularne la tecnologia o il nome. Fai attenzione e scegli solo l’originale Oranfresh, quello italiano, con prodotti del nostro Paese, una tecnologia unica e brevettata e i tanti vantaggi in termini di business.