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History

Monicol (the ”Company”) is a leading wholesale and retail supplier of organic and conventional walnuts and dried fruits from the Republic of Moldova. Our product range of dried fruits includes prunes, cherries, pears, apples, tomatoes and others. The Company was established in 2001 and over the years has gained a reputable image along with trust and recognition from our clients. The founder and the general manager of Monicol, Dumitru Vicol, is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of managerial experience.

Owing to an excellent quality and competitive prices, our products are exported in most European countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, UK, Austria, France, Denmark, Romania, Poland, etc. as well as in the USA and China. Our retail packed products under the private label Fruit2Go are supplied in the local retail chains (Metro, Nr. 1, Fourchette, Linella) and on the Romanian market (Kaufland). The average annual export volume of Monicol varies between 1,700 - 2,000 tons of walnuts and 600 - 800 tons of dried fruits, depending on crop yield and market demand.

The raw materials (fruits and nuts) are partially grown in our own orchards, the rest being purchased from other local small farmers. The production is done in our facilities with specialized workshops (around 5,000 m2) for walnuts processing, production of dried fruits and cool storage (600 tons capacity). To obtain the highest quality we use modern technologies and equipment such as color Sortex E1C, Buhler, laser sorter Tomra, pasteurizing machine and others. For the drying process we use gas. To maintain the taste and high quality of our products for a longer period, during summertime we store them in a refrigerator at a constant temperature, and treat the products with CO2 to avoid any insect infestation.

In the long-term we always strive towards improving our products and corresponding to the highest international standards. Currently, Monicol carries the ISO 9001:2000 accreditation and is certified according to the HACCP, BSCI, IFS and BRC standards. Our organic products are certified by BCS ÖKO-Garantie Kiwa, BIO Suisse, EU Organic, USDA Organic, Naturland.