Aegina Dry Nuts
The company “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis, under the trading name “AIGINA® – Dry Nuts” is a family business that was founded in 1952, when Giannis Tzitzis decided to process and package himself the pistachios growing on his estates. To this end, the company’s field of activity is the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and packaging of this unique local product of Aegina.
Equipped with imported state-of-the-art machinery, the company’s facilities were built on a privately owned land plot located in close proximity to the estates, so as to ensure direct connection between production, processing and packaging. The company was the first company in Greece to be granted a license to operate a plant for processing and packaging the famous “Fistiki Aiginis” and almond.
At the same time, due to the good trusting relationships maintained with the rest of the local producers, Giannis started to buy and process their produce; as a result, a major part of the annual production of “Fistiki Aiginis” is now processed by Giannis.
In 1989, Nikos, the son of Giannis, quit his job on boats and took over the reins of the management of the company. His first move was to fully modernize the company by introducing new equipment, modern manufacturing organization and systematically controlled processing. Thanks to his knowledge and experience, his relationships with all the producers on the island of Aegina were strengthened and became far more close and systematic, governed by constant exchange of information and scientific analyses, and transfer of know-how (Nikos introduced the use of bio fertilizers in Aegina). No longer based exclusively on experience, cultivation is now also based on knowledge and technical training. Nevertheless, we need to point out that the efforts of Nikos are guided by the principle of excellence in quality and faith in this unique produce of the island.
His efforts and the quality of the nut of “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis were crowned by the Greek Organization for the Certification of Agricultural Products – AGROCERT that awarded a Designated Appellation of Origin to the product.
Apart from the significant product range of “Fistiki Aiginis PDO” – Nikos Tzitzis placed on the market in nice packaging, the company itself is considered as a trustworthy partner to cooperate and, thus, many are those who ask Nikos to produce their products on their behalf.