Macedonia has a long and proud history in food processing, and the agribusiness traditionally is one of the strongest sectors of the Macedonian economy. Following independence in 1991, a substantial decline of the big state-owned processing factories resulted in a rapidly growing private food processing and food trading companies. New private companies are constantly improving production technologies, equipment, product lines, and quality of packaging, labelling, and marketing skills. This together with aggressive interventions in Western and global food markets has allowed them to capture substantial and increasing market shares. Environmentally friendly production practices guarantee clean agribusiness products that are highly valued on the domestic and regional markets.

Vegetables are the most important sub-sector within Macedonian agriculture. Over 750,000 tons of vegetables are produced on a total area of about 60,000 hectares. The land area devoted to vegetables and output has been growing steadily in recent years. Macedonia is a net exporter of processed and fresh vegetables, particularly the most significant vegetable production is that of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, melons and watermelons as well as cucumbers and root plants such as potatoes.

From all the Macedonian territory the southeast part is widely known as ideal region for greenhouse crop production, where the average temperature in December and January is between 1, 4 to 4, 7 degrees Celsius. The combination of Continental and Sub-Mediterranean climate, characterized by long, warm summers and short, not too severe winters, provides fertile soil and generally excellent conditions for production of a range of food products. Because of Macedonia’s particular climatic conditions, greenhouse producers are able to bring their production to European markets about six weeks earlier than their major competitors in Western Europe.

Thus our company named Ezo-M, situated particularly in this region, near the town of Strumica and in the village of Kuklis as an export-import company has all the necessary advantages to bring the fresh vegetables on the European markets just in time with competition prices and premium qualities, taking care of the EU standards for packaging and sorting the products.