• Citromax History 1960s

    Jacob Glueck assumes management of U.S. flavor house Citroil Enterprises and Fritzsche SAICA, an Argentine company devoted to the creation and industrialization of flavors and fragrances for industrial application.

  • Citromax History 1964

    Citromax S.A.C.I. is founded and emerges as a highly specialized agro-industrial complex, producing lemons in the province of Tucuman, in Northwestern Argentina. Operations begin at the Citromax S.A.C.I. facility for the processing of lemons to create essential lemon oils, concentrated lemon juice, and dehydrated lemon peel - thus fully incorporating each integral stage in the processing of lemons.

  • Citromax History 1981

    Citromax S.A.C.I. builds its new industrial factory in Tafi Viejo, a suburb of Tucuman, and continues to expand, planting multiple orchards from its own nurseries, building a state-of-the-art facility and increasing its production to a dominant position in the worldwide market.

  • Citromax History 1985

    Citromax Essencias Ltda. is established in Brazil
    as a savory flavor company.

  • Citromax History 1993

    Citromax S.A.C.I. purchases El Solco, doubling its land holdings
    and lemons for processing.

  • Citromax History 1997

    Vivian Glueck takes over management from her father, Jacob Glueck, of four interrelated sister companies: Citroil Enterprises, Citromax S.A.C.I., Fritzsche SAICA, Citromax Essencias Ltda.

  • Citromax History 1999

    Citromax S.A.C.I. expands its presence in Tucuman with construction of its own packing house for fresh fruit.

  • Citromax History 2003

    Citroil Enterprises builds a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

  • Citromax History 2004

    Organic certification of orchards, juice and oil production is granted to Citromax S.A.C.I.

  • Citromax History 2005

    Citromax launches its new flavor division, hiring Elaine Kellman-Grosinger as its Chief Flavor Chemist and Director of Research & Development.

  • Citromax History 2006

    Citromax receives organic certification and further expands its new facility with the construction of state-of-the-art, fully equipped, flavor laboratories including the latest generation gas chromatographs and mass spectrometers.

  • Citromax History 2007

    Citromax S.A.C.I. begins growing and producing premium highbush blueberries in Tucuman.

  • Citromax History 2008

    Berrymax builds its own state-of-the-art packaging facility

  • Citromax History 2009

    Blueberry production increases from 50,000 kilograms in
    2007 to 700,000 kilograms.

  • Citromax History 2010

    Berrymax acquires Las Lauzas, the largest organic blueberry orchard in Argentina.
    It spans about 57-hectares/140-acres, and is certified 100% organic, NOP compliant, IFOAM and JAS by Organizacion Internacional Agropecuaria SA (OIA).

  • Citromax History 2011

    Following our green efforts in organic production,‬ ‪state-of-the-art solar panels are installed on the roof of our NJ production facility, drastically reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and reducing our carbon footprint.

  • Citromax History 2012

    Citromax S.A.C.I.'s Tucuman facility moves to Monteros in order to
    build a new expanded site.

  • Citromax History 2014

    Citromax celebrates 50 years of successfully supplying the highest quality
    citrus oils, juices and by-products since 1964

    In 2014, Citromax installed advanced JBT equipment that collects high quality, large Lemon Pulp Cells. This state-of-the-art equipment collects a very high quality product, with very low seed and peel content, and a size of > 70% on 20 Mesh.

Our History

The success that has been attributed to the Citromax family of companies is no doubt a product of the hands-on family management that the company has sustained since the mid-1960s. Beginning with Jacob Glueck and continuing with his daughter, Vivian, who took over the reigns of day-to-day management in 1997, Citromax’s sterling reputation in the food and flavor industry is undoubtedly attributable to the Glueck’s commitment to growth, innovation and excellence.


A quick glance at our timeline highlights the impressive rise that Citromax has had over the years and offers a window into what is sure to be a flavorful future.




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