company FRATELLIINDELICATO was founded in 1946 by the
brothers Paolo Indelicato and Carmelo Indelicato. In
1947 the company was specializing in the design and production
of machines and plants for the citrus processing industry.
The first citrus juice extractor was patented in 1948: the automatic Tagliabirillatrice
A8, which had a capacity of 4.800 fruit per hour .
1948: Assembling of Birillatrice extractors
1956: Our stand at Stuttgart Exibition
It was the first automatic citrus juice extractor used in the Mediterranean area and for its contribution to the growth of the citrus processing industry it was printed on the back of the
moroccan 10 Dirhams banknotes.
juice extractor on the moroccan 10 Dirhams banknotes
and in operation.
In 1951 theSfumatrice was realized. It is an oil extractor from the peels of the citrus processed by the Birillatrice. The essential oil produced by the Sfumatrice outstands for the very high quality, close to the famous “sponge oil” extracted by hand.
In the following years both Birillatrice and Sfumatrice
have been improved till the realization of the Birillatrice
AZS 204 : one machine, consisting of a Birillatrice
juice extractor with a capacity of 15.500 fruit per hour
and a Sfumatrice oil extractor.
Views of Birillatrice AZS 204 in operation.
In 1971 the
Polycitrus Group was patented. It is an integrated line consisting of an oil extractor produced in three
models: M6, M10 and M15 and a juice extractor produced in theZX2 and Spellalbedo
the following years the Polycitrus Group has been deeply
modified to improve the quality and the yield of the
products. Today it is a reliable and safe investment.
Today’s assembly department
of the new Polycitrus Group.
The advantages of the Polycitrus Group
• the high yields and quality in juice and oil;
• the possibility to process citrus of any type (oranges,
lemons, mandarins, limes, grapefruits, pomelos, and kinnows)
and without a previous sorting of sizes;
• the possibility to adjust the extractors according to the
variety and the ripeness of the citrus;
• the high working capacity that can reach 20 tons per hour
with one line only;
• the low maintenance costs.
Polycitrus Group is inserted in complete lines consisting
also of juice finishers (Rotofinisher and 2EPV models),
screw presses to dry the peels (Polypress
PL1 and PL2 models) and by all the auxiliary equipment such as brushing and washing machines, screw conveyors,
elevators and peel silos.
Fratelli Indelicato can assist the customer in any
aspect of the
automation of the processing lines,
from the PLC programming, to sensors configuration,
to data logging and archiving, till advanced motion
General view of a citrus processing line.
Video of a complete line for the extraction of juice and essential oil from citrus.
Since 1990 the range of our products includes the Polyfruit juice extractor. Besides the advantages of the Polycitrus juice
extractor it gives the possibility to process both citrus
and tropical fruit such as: pineapples, passion fruit,
guavas, papayas and melons. So it is possible to realize
complete lines with different working capacities, which
are able to process both citrus and tropical fruit.
General view of a pineapple processing
Video of a pineapple juice extraction plant.
FratelliIndelicato is one of the leading world companies in the field because it has a long experience deriving from more than 65 years of activity in the search of high quality and reliability technological solutions.
We are at your disposal for :
and realisation of turn-key projects, including
electrical and auxiliary services;