The initial entry of Carl in citrus production was the purchase of the first farms and
packinghouses in Limeira and Bebedouro, cities located in the State of São Paulo.
In 1963, there was the union of Pasco Packing Company (a large juice processor in Florida),
Eckes (an importer established in Germany) and Carl Fischer (a man with great experience in citrus
culture who owned groves and a packinghouse). Together they invested in the construction of the
first Fischer Group’s processing plant to produce concentrate orange juice and byproducts,
located in the city of Matão – SP and called Citrosuco Paulista. In 1969, Fischer Group
acquired Pasco’s shares and in 1992 took full control of Citrosuco by acquiring Eckes’
shares in the business.
In 1976, Citrosuco Paulista acquired a second plant in the city of Limeira. At the same time, it
continued with successful investments in farms for the production of citrus.
In 1982, through its Citrosuco Division, the Fischer Group started a new stage in the Brazilian
history of transportation and storage. It became one of the pioneers in the construction of an
integrated system for bulk transportation for concentrate juice composed of tank farms for storage,
export terminal in Santos, special vessels and terminal for the product distribution in Europe.
This significantly increased the efficiency of logistical distribution of product to worldwide