People are increasingly opting for vegetables and foods with a high vegetable content. As well as being healthy and tasting good, vegetables are a sustainable choice. Apetit has more than 60 years of experience in the contract growing and processing of vegetables.
We use vegetables to make easy and delicious fresh and frozen products and convenience foods that promote well-being. In addition, we breed premium quality vegetable oils and rapeseed expellers for feeding stuff and grain trades internationally. Our customer base includes consumers, retailers, professional kitchens, food industry and farmers.
We are number one in vegetables. We are focusig on renewal, internationalisation and efficiency improvement.
Apetit operates in the northern Baltic region and the Group’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. In 2018 its net sales amounted to EUR 283 million and it had 594 employees at the end of the year.
Food Solutions comprises frozen vegetable products, frozen and fresh ready meals, ready-to-use fresh vegetables and service sales. Apetit is the leading brand in vegetable-based food solutions. Most of the vegetables we freeze are grown on the farms of our contract growers in the Satakunta region of Finland using our unique, responsible farming methods.
We operate actively in the grain, oilseed and feed raw-material markets. We offer excellent customer service and tools for purchasers and vendors. Our main market is Finland and Baltics, but we also trade internationally. Our success is based on our comprehensive expertise and experience and our strong market knowledge.
We are Finland’s most significant producer of vegetable oils and oilseed-based feeds. Our oil milling plant in Kirkkonummi uses 99.9 per cent of the oilseed, producing high-quality products with a very high added value for human and animal consumption.
Apetit owns 20% of Finland’s only sugar producer, Sucros Ltd, which produces sugar from Finnish sugar beet at its plant in Säkylä. Sucros’s subsidiary, Suomen Sokeri Oy, based in Kirkkonummi, produces a range of sugar products for the food industry, the retail trade and other sales