Our Story

From 1959 until Today
1959
1959
It all began when Mr. Mikhael Gharios built the La Frutta Factory in the suburbs of Beirut, mainly for packing oranges grown in nearby plantation fields.
1963
1963
La Frutta introduces its first tin plate filling line for fruit-based products.
1974
1974
La Frutta Factory relocates few kilometers away to fulfill the need for a greater space for fruit drinks production with the introduction of new carton packaging line under the Top Juice brand: LibanJus is created.
LibanJus is created 1974
1978
1978
The total number of carton filling lines increases from four to ten in order to meet the rising demand from local and eastern European markets.
1981
1981
Introduction of the first two glass filling lines for bottle juices under the Top Juice brand.
1991
1991
Our ice cream factory is born and we introduced the Iceberg brand with Ice Lollies during the first year.
1992
1992
With the immediate success of the Iceberg brand, the first Hoyer Straight Line for ice cream production was installed.
1999
1999
Maccaw was created to meet the demand for 100% juices and premium nectars, and installed two new Tetrapak lines to fill juices in cartons.
2003
2003
We created the Uno brand to meet the growing demand for premium nectars and fruit drinks packed both in glass bottles and cartons.
2005
2005
We introduced the Iceberg milkshakes to complement the ice cream range, which made a breakthrough in the Lebanese market that lacked flavoured milk products.
2007
2007
We expanded the ice cream range to exceed 55 SKUs in order to serve the most demanding and diversified customer base.
2013
2013
A new dairy pilot plant is built to acquire the know-how for Dairy Production. We start selling dairy products under the UNO brand.
2017
2017
LibanJus buys-out the production lines from NBC (Coca-Cola Aujan). Two additional Juice production lines are installed
2018
2018
New Dairy factory and milk reception plant is commissioned and our new dairy brand is launched: La Bergère.
Today