Who we are
The Agricultural Olive Oil Cooperative of Maronia was established in February 10, 2011 in Maronia. The love to preserve tradition in the olive oil production became the driving force for our effort. In the partnership initially participated 23 members, all of them local olive oil producers, but currently participate 28 members. Although at its very early stages the management, production and promotion were being conducted by a non-typical center, nowadays our partnership is fully established in our brand new installation inside the village of Maronia.
So far, our partnership remains unique in the whole region of Rodopi. Due to the tough economic environment for the olive oil producers, the local partnership is an additional asset to add value in their product and eventually receive better income returns. At present, the available capital is limited compared to the value of the local area’s assets, however year by year there is a steady increase in our production, a more effective promotion and eventually greater turnovers.
The management of the partnership is undertaken by the administrational board consisted of five members: the president, the vice-president, the secretary, the cashier and a board member. The main logistic activities, including the export activities, are all undertaken by the other partnership members.