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Our history

Serving our customers worldwide since 1992 with the same passion of the first day
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Our history

Serving our customers worldwide since 1992 with the same passion of the first day

A century of experience

The passion for citrus fruits has always accompanied our long history since 1922, the year in which Francesco Misitano di Lorenzo and Francesco Stracuzzi di Rosario, owners of two homonymous citrus processing companies in the province of Messina, in splendid Sicily, meet for the first time.
Sharing the same values and operating in the same sector, they undertake a fruitful collaboration that will lead them in 1974 to give life to Misitano & Stracuzzi Snc, a perfect synergy between experience, skills and knowledge acquired over time thanks to the initiative and personality of these two. entrepreneurs in love with their work and their land. This combination soon paid off and the company quickly gained international prominence in the sector of essential oils and citrus juices, so much so that in 1981 the corporate structure was transformed into a Spa.
In 2016, the New York based Misitano & Stracuzzi USA Corp., wholly owned by the Italian parent company, was established to consolidate the brand’s presence in the American market.

Excellent Company Award

In 2019, we were awarded the Global Strategy SME Observatory’s “Excellent Company Award” prize and the Italian Stock Exchange admitted the company to its prestigious ELITE programme.
The following year, the company chose Microsoft as its technology partner and completely restructured the information system with the aim of improving and controlling all business processes. In addition, we acquired our first fully automated essential oil production line, capable of working without human intervention.
In 2021, we made major investments in faster and more reliable quality control analysis tools. We are absolutely convinced that technology combined with our long-standing know-how will further increase the quality of our products and, therefore, our customer’s satisfaction.

Misitano & Stracuzzi today

After four generations, today, we still preserve the same spirit, ambition and commitment that has always been the hallmark of our work, leveraging on the selection of the best Sicilian citrus fruits, the use of the most innovative production processes, and the adoption of strict quality controls to produce essential oils and juices that reach our industrial customers worldwide every day.
We are proud of the results obtained so far and intend to treasure our past so as to build our future with determination and responsibility. A future that begins today with the new facility that we are planning to build in Barcelona Pozzo di Gotto, in the province of Messina, surrounded by the colours and aromas of a marvellous citrus grove of around 100,000 square metres.

Milestones

The cornerstones of our history

1922
1922

Origins

Francesco Misitano and Francesco Stracuzzi
meet for the first time

1974
1974

Establishment

Misitano & Stracuzzi Snc is established

1981
1981

Growth

The organisation is transformed into a joint stock company

2003
2003

Plant modernization

The historical production facility in Furci Siculo
is modernised and extended

2014
2014

Production expansion

The Furci Siculo plant is flanked by a second production facility in Santa Teresa di Riva
entirely dedicated to the production of essential oils

2016
2016

Development of the American market

Misitano & Stracuzzi USA Corp. is established

2019
2019

A prestigious award

We are awarded the SME Observatory’s “Excellent Company Award” prize and the Italian Stock Exchange admits us to its ELITE programme

2020
2020

New technologies

The Company chooses Microsoft as its IT technology partner and purchases its first fully automated essential oil production line

2021
2021

The new facility

The Company purchases an area measuring about 100,000 sq.m for the construction of an innovative new production plant

2022
2022

Our first 100 years

We celebrate our first century of history by looking to the future with optimism