The history of our company and the Kontodima family begins in 1960, when growers collected their production by simple means, but with passion and respect for nature and its products. Wanting to share our love for natural products, we created in 2016 AMVRELIA KONTODIMAS, the first Greek company that processes the unique variety KONSERVOLIA ARTAS.
Our company did not just follow the traditional recipe bequeathed to us by the previous generations of our Family, but enriched it taking into account the modern nutritional needs of the consumer. We create unique products without the addition of any preservative or chemical. The elucation of the olives takes place in a small depth and in a natural way maintaining their bitterness which, as we know, is interlinked with the high levels in polyfenols. We only use natural ingredients: Lemon, Sea Salt, Wine Vinegar and Oregano. Our Olives mature for a long time with natural methods to make them delicious, aromatic, and rich in polyphenols. With each packaging of AMVRELIA, we transfer you all the tradition, experience, taste and rich nutrients of the unique variety of KONSERVOLIA ARTAS, which already belongs to the Products of Protected Geographical Indication (P.G.I.) of the European Union.
Our olive groves are located in a dominant area of olive cultivation, which considers the olive tree sacred, while it is famous for its ideal climatic conditions and excellent natural environment. At the same time, we are working for their immediate conversion into organic olive groves, while we are the first Greek company to be certified and praised by ELGO –DIMITRA for the fact that our Company’s products are 100% Greek.
Our company created in 2016 its new high tech facilities for the processing and standardization of the olive fruit, health and safety of our products. We are able to produce a variety of products of variety KONSERVOLIA ARTAS and KALAMATA olives such as whole edible, pitted, stuffed, sliced and as paste (olive pate). We package our products in glass jars and in pet Jars packs of various sizes and in various stages of maturation, such as green, blonde and black.
Our concern is the combination of traditional production methods with modern technological means for the best result in our products. In view of this our company acquired vending machines and created four lines of processing and standardization of olives and products:
- The processing line of the fresh olive.
- The pitting and sliceing line.
- The olive paste production line.
- The standardisation line.
In the past few years we have noticed that, in global scale, there have been many attempts to conserve and protect the environment, a thing that affects directly the field of agricultural cultivation.
Everyday, sensitised consumers demand that healthier products without chemicals and preservatives become a thing in their diet.
Based on the consumer’s demand for healthy eating and without aiming for quick profit, we choose to use traditional and healthy ways of processing and maintaining our products. Our olives remain sealed and airtight in barrels so as to mature and so that we have complete control of our products’ traceability. We maintain our products 100% naturally, without the slightest chemical process which would cause the reduction of the price and time that the olive would naturally need to mature, but it would also downgrade the quality and nutritional value of our products. On our attempt to seek healthier ways of packaging which would help the maintenance of our products’ quality and purity, we offer to our consumers PET & glass packaging with our products, which packagings are NOT PASTEURISED thus retaining all the nutrients of the olive.
Certifications and Awards
- ISO 22000:2005
- KONSERVOLIA ARTAS BLACK OLIVESGREAT TASTE ONE STAR
- PGI KONSERVOLIA ARTAS CERTIFICATION FOR GREEN AND BLACK OLIVES
- GREEK MARK CERTIFICATION
- BIO HELLAS CERTIFICATION FOR ORGANIC OLIVE GROVES AND PROCESS
- KALAMON OLIVE PASTEQUALITY GOLDEN ITOC AWARD
- KALAMON OLIVESQUALITY SILVER ITOC AWARD & QUALITY BRONZE ITOC AWARD
- CERTIFICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP AT QNEST