Aigina Greek Nut Company
The company “AIGINA® – Nuts” is a family business that started its operation in 1952, when Yannis Tzitzis decided to process and standardize the pistachios he produced on his farms. For this reason, he founded the company “Aegina ® – Nuts“, where the production, processing (cleaning, sorting), roasting and standardization of the unique product of Aegina takes place.
The company‘s facilities (new machinery imported from abroad) are created on privately owned land, close to the farms, so that there is a direct link between production and processing and standardization.
The company was the first in Greece to be licensed to operate, process and package “Aegina pistachio” and almond. It was the first to start the standardization of the pistachio of Aegina, thus giving added value to the local product. At the same time, due to the good relations and trust he had with the other local growers, he started to buy and process their production, so that a very large part of the quantity of “Aegina pistachio” produced passed through his hands every year.
In 1989, Yannis Tzitzis‘ son, Nikos, took over the company and proceeded to its complete modernization, with new machinery, a modern way of organizing production and systematic control of processing. Due to his knowledge and experience, relations with all the producers of Aegina have become even closer and more systematic: there is a constant exchange of information, scientific analysis and transfer of know-how. Cultivation is now based on knowledge and technical training, not just experience. Excellent quality and a unique product continue to be the drivers of his efforts. As a result of all this, as well as the quality of the nut “Aeginis-Nikos Tzitzis“, it was registered as a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product by the Greek Organization for the Certification of Agricultural Products – AGROCERT.
In recent years, the family tradition is continued by the third generation – the daughters of Nikos Tzitzis, following in the footsteps of their grandfather and father.
Address: 30 Kapodistriou Str, Aegina
Phone number: 22970 23321