Paramount Citrus is a forward thinking, dynamic company whose primary aim is to satisfy our customers with high quality, good value fresh citrus products year round. As the largest grower, shipper and marketer of fresh citrus in the United States, we build on our successes and are growing our product line and value-added service offerings. Through strategic acquisitions like Grupo Industrial Santa Engracia S.A. De C.V., in 2008, and the Dole Food Company’s fresh citrus division in 2000, we continue to position Paramount Citrus as the leading customer resource for fresh citrus well into the future.
Paramount Citrus has earned customer loyalty due to the consistent freshness and quality of our citrus as well as our commitment to customer service. Paramount Citrus’s dedication to our customers means that we do the work for you by forecasting and understanding market trends and consumer preferences. Our goal is to help our customers meet their consumers’ expectations. We are investing heavily into research and development in consumer taste profiles so that we can be sure that we are growing varieties that match consumer preferences. Paramount Citrus is committed to working with our customers each year, so that we can match our operations to consumer preferences, further demonstrating our capacity and commitment for success in both the present and future.
With our three packing facilities with state-of-the-art grading and packing equipment, Paramount Citrus will always be able to supply fresh citrus to our customers year round. Our plants in Delano, Visalia and Mexico Paramount Citrus can process up to 10 million cartons (200,000 tons) of citrus annually, which are shipped throughout North America and the Pacific Rim.
Through a series of investments that started in 2000, the company is now the largest Clementine grower in the U.S.A. and continues to grow. And in 2004, the company began shipping its best-selling Clementine mandarins under the California Cuties® brand. This fall, we'll be unveiling our own consumer-focused clementine brand. Look for it in your favorite retailer.