Our company was established in 1976 by our founders Vias Demetriou and Christis Demetriou. Since then Ambrosia Oils (1976) Ltd has grown to achieve its present status as one of the largest and most reputable companies in Cyprus. Well connected world-wide due to our close connection with the Nidera Group of companies, who are major shareholders, we maintain very high standards by employing the latest technology in vegetable oils and fats production.
At Ambrosia we owe our good name and leading market reputation to our high quality products and standards, which in turn reflect the advanced technology of our facilities, the expertise and dedication of our personnel. The factory incorporates a refinery of vegetable oils, a margarine plant, a hydrogenation plant, an emulsified sauces plant, a plastics manufacturing division, bottling lines and a distribution network, offering great flexibility in customer service.
AMBROSIA products are high quality products, tested on the premises in our own suitably equipped laboratory, thus assuring a strict quality controlled product right up to the last day of expiry.
Corn oil is extracted from the corn kernels and is a mixture of triglycerides that undergo several refining processes. Our corn oil is fully refined, deodorised and winterised. It gives excellent taste to food, and resists polymerisation when continuously fried. It is highly recommended for home and restaurant cooking.
Sunflower is widely cultivated in many countries for its oily seeds. Our sunflower oil is fully refined, deodorised and winterised. It is used in cooking, as a salad oil and in the production of margarine and emulsified sauces. The oil is low in cholesterol, and contains a lower level of saturated fats than other leading oils. Being high in polyunsaturates and rich in vitamin E, sunflower oil is an ideal choice for healthy living.
Soyabeans are mostly cultivated in the USA and South America. The soyabeans are crushed to give about 20% soyabean oil and 80% soyameal. The soyabean oil, after refining and deodorisation, is widely used for cooking and salads, and the manufacture of mayonnaise and margarines. It is the most widely used oil, both in the catering industry as well as in households.
Canola Oil (Rapeseed Oil)
Canola seeds are mostly cultivated in Canada and Europe. The canola oil taken from the seeds is refined and deodorised. It is mostly used in the catering sector as it has excellent frying properties.
Margarine / Spreads
These are butter substitutes, made from edible vegetable oils, mostly sunflower and hardened oils. They are high in essential polyunsaturates, low in saturates, low in cholesterol and highly recommended for health conscious consumers. Our margarines spread easily, straight from the fridge.
Now available in the Ambrosia range of products is Ambrosia Gold Dairy Butter packed in mini packs for the catering industry.
Industrial Margarines (NDT)
Margarine is a high quality product manufactured to a variety of specifications. Due to Ambrosia's high technological standards and modern machinery, margarine can be made to any desired consistency, with improved spreadability and taste, high in essential fatty acids and good aeration and baking performance. Margarine is produced as a water – in – oil emulsion to ensure a long microbiological shelf – life. Products offered: pastry margarines, cake margarines, shortenings, bread fat, croissant margarines, deep frying shortenings.
As an extension to our edible oils and margarine products we have established a modern emulsified sauces plant, producing mayonnaise (standard and light), tomato paste, tomato ketchup, mustard, tahini (concentrate and ready to serve), houmous and taramosalata (fish-roe salad). These are all produced from high quality ingredients, using traditional recipes so as to achieve an excellent taste.
This is premium olive oil, with low acidity and free from chemicals, a Mediterranean product known for its health benefits. Olives are carefully selected and processed in such a way as to keep their nutritional value. The oil is produced in three different grades: pomace, pure and extra virgin olive oil.
We are well aware at Ambrosia that the essential element in the wheel of our success is our personnel that gives life to the company. Here we work on the principle that every single person counts with their contribution. Therefore we require dedication and commitment from our staff at all levels. Constant training and introduction of new methods and techniques enable us to keep our personnel motivated and focused on their tasks, achieving high levels of efficiency and performance. Operations are undertaken in the following departments:
1. Research and Development
Oil refining, manufacturing of margarine and related products.
Blow moulding and injection moulding of plastics.
Sauces and condiments manufacturing
Bottling and packing of final products
3. Inspection and Quality Control
4. Logistics, Shipping, Distribution
5. Management of production, sales, marketing and finance.
The Company's distribution system is highly tuned to meet the needs of today's demanding markets in Cyprus and abroad. We own and operate our own fleet of tankers and lorries for local and international distribution. A freight department is constantly on the move arranging and overseeing international shipments.
Apart from the fact that our products dominate the local market, in recent years our exports of vegetable oils, margarine products and sauces have grown substantially.
Today Ambrosia's branded products are exported to more countries and stocked on more supermarket shelves than ever before. We are regional leaders in the Middle East and are rapidly expanding into Europe and Africa.
The extraordinary success of Ambrosia can be summed up in the following manner: dedication to producing only the finest quality products; development of strong brand awareness and preference; and a management team that has the foresight and experience to build for the future.