About us

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Who we are

Sedigep Ltd. is a co-operative grower's union founded in 1964. Their mission is to treat, pack, and market the agricultural products of their grower members. With more than 440 members, Sedigep is the largest packing and exporting organization in Cyprus, handling over 30% of the island's total export trade in Citrus, Potatoes, and Pomegranates. Their customers include wholesalers, packers, and large supermarket chains in Europe such as Belgium, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Italy, and the UK, as well as clients in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, and other locations.

Sedigep has extensive experience in the industry, allowing them to offer high-quality products and services throughout the supply chain. They control all processes from planting and harvesting to final destination, ensuring efficient delivery of products that meet customer requirements. Sedigep works closely with their growers and co-operators to provide top-notch services to their clients. Their main products are Lemons, Grapefruits, Mandora, Oranges, Yellow, White, and Red Potatoes, and Wonderful Pomegranates.

Vision and Mission

"Grow cooperative union, develop premium Cypriot produce for international market, keep growers and customers satisfied while growing profitably together."


Back in the early 1960’s and even before that the limited agricultural production of the island and the hard labour of the farmers were mostly being exploited by people who were able to act as the ‘middleman/intermediaries’ between the final customers and the growers by fixing the prices of the products and controlling the income of the farmers.The Co-operative movement was founded with the purpose to end this phenomenon and protect the Cypriot farmers enabling them to increase their earnings and progress.In 1964 local farmers of Limassol area decided to found a company for themselves under the name ΣΕ.ΔΙ.ΓΕ.Π the Greek initials which mean exactly: Cooperative Union Supply of Agricultural Products. Later these Greek initials were translated as they were in English SEDIGEP.

The company was founded as a regional cooperative company with limited liability and was based in Limassol.
As the company grew bigger it got involved not only in citrus fruits but also in table grapes, melons, watermelons and many other products which were popular in the local market and abroad.The tragic events of 1974 and the Turkish invasion resulted in the great shrinkage of the company but despite the facts it did not dissolve. It actually played a leading role in the post-war era in the marketing and sales of its member’s products and helped the farmers to recover and start all over again. It is one of the main reasons why cooperative unions share great respect and appreciation in the local community until today.

Sedigep picked up the pace once more and managed to secure its foundations deeper into the ground. With its main plant in Limassol and together with a number of regional plants all over the island it became the leading and most important organization of exporting the Local Citrus fruit into the international Market.In 2004 with Cyprus’s entrance into the EU as a full member, Sedigep was given the opportunity to expand its operations and create its own potato-grower team and get involved in the trade of Cypriot premium potatoes. Until 2004 the commerce of the Cypriot potatoes was solely controlled by a governmental body. The company already had at its disposal the biggest packing house facilities for potatoes on the island in Vrysoulles (Famagusta area) and served as the main packer for the Cypriot potatoes before the new legislations of 2004.

In 2008, several actions were made by the company’s managers to promote new initiatives leading to the engagement of new operations concerning the cultivation and trade of Pomegranates. Advisors, new plant and packing technologies were the commitments that the company made and delivered to its members securing the new product’s success and sustainability.Today the company counts 50 years of history, experience and valuable knowledge which enables it to manoeuvre and overcome any obstacles of the local and global market but also to meet any international requirements of our Industry.


Over the last 50 years Sedigep has adopted and respondentsuccessfully to the challenges and needs of the modern market environment. Thecompany is equipped with modern technology machines for sorting, grading andpacking. The Packing houses are approved by the BCR and IFS regulations andSedigep is also engaged in a program of introducing new packing and planttechnology.Sedigep's members/growers are registered members ofGLOBALGAP scheme and our main concern is to ensure that the final consumer willnot only get the highest quality but also the highest food safety standards.

Key facts

Sedigep Ltd. has 1,100 hectares of land under cultivation and utilizes sophisticated and efficient BRC and IFS certified facilities. Their main packing plants for Citrus and Pomegranates are located in Limassol and Paphos, while their potatoes are packed in Vrysoulles, in the Famagusta area. All of the company's growers are registered members of the GLOBALGAP scheme, and the company has 35 permanent staff and 300 seasonal employees. Sedigep uses a pooling system to determine final payment for growers. They export approximately 1,000 containers of products each year to a trading network in over 26 countries. The company markets its products under the main brands of Cyprina, Cyprofresh, and Tango.

Organizational Structure

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