1941

Our story begins 70 years ago in Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, an agricultural collective in the north of Israel. Israel. There is no European market for citrus fruits during World War II and acres of produce are going to waste. 

1945

"Gan Shmuel Production and Preservatives" starts processing around 200 tons of fruit a year. 

1950's

We begin exporting to Europe.

1958

Proudly open the first comminute production factory in the world, and the first to produce concentrated cloudy extracts.

1960's

Gan Shmuel starts trading with the Japanese market. 

1970's

Gan Shmuel receives Industry Innovation award for increasing efficiency in work output. 

1974

Another world first – the first aseptic packaging line for citrus products.1975 – Tomato processing begins.

1979

The Ganir Company is launched by Kibbutz Gat and Kibbutz Beit Nir, and begins citrus fruit processing for the international beverages market.

1980

Merger with Ganir, combining two of Israel's largest citrus and fruit product manufacturers, enhancing tailor-made solutions. 

1985

First factory in the world to introduce aseptic "bag-in-box" and "bag-in-drum" packaging for citrus products, enabling preservative-free juice and ambient storage.

1990

After intensive research and testing, the first company to prepare crystal-clear citrus juices and concentrates using ultra- Filtration technology. Gan Shmuel exports soar to $40 million.

1991

Ganir begins producing chilled products, and rapidly becomes Israel's market leader.

1993

Gan Shmuel joins the TASE as a publicly traded company. 

1994

Awarded Industry Innovation prize for innovation in "filling lines" packaging.    

2002

Yotvata Dairies, a subsidiary of the Strauss-Elite Company, acquires 20% of Ganir.

2003

Gan Shmuel acquires "Gan Pelech," granting ownership of 10% of all Israel's orchards.2004 -  Received Awards of Excellence for Export from the President of Israel.

2007

Gan Shmuel merges with Ganir to become GAN SHMUEL GROUP, growing processing capacity to 150,000 tons of citrus fruits and 60,000 tons of tomatoes. Sales exceed $262 million.

2012

Leading the field in 100% pomegranate processing . One of the pioneers of bio-dynamic practice in Israel.

2014

Development of new reduced sugar natural juice compounds.

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