Dear Customer

Dear Customer
Dear Customer

I would like to take this opportunity to present to you El Domiaty Group with its wide range of activities and share with our achievements.

For more than 40 years , we have been in business and just in 1973 we decided to combine all our activities together under one name ” EL DOMIATY GROUP “our main goal then was to grow from a small profit-making company working in vegetables and fruits to become a significant group having great impact on the Egyptian economy. Gradually , our scope of workng evolved and grew with our staff efforts and dedicaton to the benefit of the egyptian community by working and dealing with the most sophisticated technology in various fields.

Our product range includes seed potatoes and processing and consumption . In addition, we have vegetables, fruits, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides , as well as the most up to date agricultural and food processing equipment. Today, it is our honor to learn that we have become one of the major leading groups in Egypt recognized locally and internationally and which has a remarkable impact on the economic development in Egypt .

We were always aware of the rapid developments that takes place everyday in technology as it is essential for bettering the way we conduct our business . There , we chose the best and most advanced companies to work with closely on an international level. We believe ” Quality products must be supported by quality services ” In a service group of companies like ours quality is a commitment which all of us as a team believe is a mission to be accomplished and is a crucial means of a differentiating us from other competitors .

In conclusion , today we are very proud of our position and the finest products which we import , export , or produce as well as the service that we provide our customers with . but that is not all , continuous effort are being strongly emphasized to achieve more and more success.

We are the biggest artichokes growers since 1932
Our mechanized packing plant is located in the middle of the only area in Egypt producing artichokes.
We export artichokes only from our farms and contracted farmers to insure purity of the variety, highest quality and guarantee freshness.
Early crop in November is only available from our packing plant.
Within 1 hour from picking time, the artichokes are transported, sorted, sized, packed on our packing line, and put in our pre-cooling facilities.
Our fresh artichokes for export are characterized by their freshness, long shelf life, and highest quality.
1-Growing artichokes

The variety grown in our farms as well in all Egypt is the violet artichoke which is originated from Southern France region of Var nearby Cavaillon.
This is a precious variety which is known for its superb taste and aroma and tenderness. This artichoke variety is characterized by two external aspects:

The violet color over the green leaves.
The shape of the fruit bottom is conical.

In our farms, we constantly introduce new technologies with the help of specialized laboratories and qualified scientists and agronomists. Every year, in our experimental growing area we thrive for achieving the following targets:

New selected artichoke plants which give bigger production and better quality.
Growing techniques that give earlier crops.
New planting techniques starting from shoots, seeds and tissue culture.
Preservation of the characteristics of the precious violet artichokes.

2- Packing artichokes for export

Picking artichokes:
The fully grown artichoke plant is about 120 cm high with lot of big leaves of about 100 cm long each. One plant could carry up to 5 fruits with different sizes at the same time. When a fruit is picked, more will come. Depending on the packing orders, the fruit with adequate size are picked.
Smaller fruits are left on the plant to be picked later when they reach the desired size. The artichokes are carefully picked from the farms with long stems along with some fresh plant leaves. This insures the freshness of the artichokes during transportation.

Packing plant:
We have a state of the art custom built packing plant for artichokes.
It consists of the following stages:

Cutting stems Sorting Sizing Packing Palletizing Pre-cooling
Refrigerated storage. All this has to be done within 1 hour from the picking time. The following are the details of the main steps of packing:

This stage is done on special conveyors for inspection of the fruit quality. Lower grade fruits are sorted out and go to our processing plant.

Sizing and packings:
The size of the artichoke is defined by the diameter. The weight of the fruit is function of the diameter.
There are 3 main sizes:

Size 1: 6 to 7.5 cm diameter of about 180 to 200 g weight per fruit
Size 2: 7.5 to 9 cm diameter of about 225 to 250 g weight per fruit
Size 3: 9 to 11 cm diameter of about 275 to 300 g weight per fruit

Airfreight packing: In carton boxes
Seafreight packing: Well aerated wooden boxes. Pallets carry 100 boxes.The pack is carrying different number of fruits according to the size as follows:

The container is loaded at the end of the same packing day. Artichoke pallets after being pre-cooled and kept in the store along the day, are stuffed 20 pallets per container.
We synchronize the picking, packing, land transport and port work to be less than 6 hours from the sailing time of the vessel.

Career Services

Career ServicesAs a leader in your industry, you can well understand the value
of having a skilled & qualified workforce. Form personality profiling to needs assessment to performance evaluation, we can help get your staff …OnTrack!!

OnTrack offers a variety of services:

Firstly, the recruitment program at OnTrack is second to none.
We have over 600 professional candidates in a variety of fields, all of whom have been screened & selected by our qualified staff members.

Also, a special feature of our recruitment program is “OnTrack Temps” ,a temporary placement program. Unlike any other in Egypt, OnTrack Temps supplies your organization with fully trained & certified candidates on a
temporary basis to suit your needs, whether they be for 3 days
or 3 months, to cover any vacation days or maternity leave of permanent employees.

Secondly, we offer training & advisory services tailored to meet
the unique needs of each one of our clients. If you are looking to upgrade the skills of employees in any functional department (i.e. marketing, sales, accounting & finance, IT, etc.) we can help. OnTrack offers specialized training courses both in house & on site.

A short overview of our most popular training courses follows.

Course Title: The Global Business Language

Course Objective: The ability to compete in the global market place requires not only the skills to fore see the shifting patterns of competitive
advantage in a given business, but in equal measure, the ability to redeploy resources to maintain -and in some cases- regain compatitiveness. This program will enable executives of all
industries & levels to gain a better understanding of the main
global trends & challenges facing us today.

Course Title: Customer Service

Course Objective:
Many books have been written about the importance of customer service in today’s economy. Alomst every professional journal & many of the popular magazines availabe have carried articles about some aspect of service to customers & how it affects the success or the failure of a business. This fact applies to all businesses, whether large or small, locally owned or a conglomerate. Like it or not, it appears that businesses that pay attention to their customers & concentrate on serving them well
are the ones that will survive the intense competition of today’s marketplace.

Course Title: Quality Management

Course Objective: This course assembles the most important & proven
total quality management (TQM) strategies, simplifies them,and presents them in a clear, objective manner. You will learn how your organization can successfully shift from the assembly line mentality to the team-based, worker-empowered mentality that improves productivity & ultimately, profitability.

Course Title: Team Building Skills

Course Objective:
This program covers the major aspects of how to build high performance & effective teams. It provides a detailed & advanced unerstanding of the key processes involved in successful team performance. This program is designed for anyone who believes in teamwork. Managers, senior executives & individuals that work with/through teams will benefit greatly
from this highly interactive course.

Course Title: Marketing Basics

Course Objective:
This program serves the purpose of introducing junior executives to the major marketing concepts & principles with the aim of raising their performance levels in marketing related functions, as well as their awareness of marketing related aspects of their overall job environment.

Course Title: Negotiations & Dispute Resolution

Course Objective:
Negotiating can be one of the most difficult jobs a person faces during his or her business life. Successful negotiating requires good business judgement & a clear understanding of human nature. This comprehensive course will introduce you to the different approaches used by expert negotiators in contract negotiations as well as conflict resolution. Alternative bargaining strategies will also be presented to help you get the
most out of any business situation.

Check out our Calendar for course starting dates or Contact us for a full listing of training courses.


ExportFresh Vegetables: Ware Potatoes: For processing (crisp & french fries) & consumption. Onion, Garlic, Water melon, … etc.

Fertilizers: rock phosphate, super phosphate, … etc.

Cereals & Pulses (rice, beans, … etc.) Woodcharcoal. Peat Moss Fresh Fish.

By time, as our transactions with foreign companies are very well applied, they start to increase the volume of their dealings with us, and we are proud to say that 75% of our customers start dealing with us because of our good reputation and our recommand name in all the egyptian embassies around the world and in all the foreign embassies located in Egypt. Consequently, our importation activity becomes larger and larger.

After several years of continous effors, we have succeeded to reach an enviable position when it comes to exporting excellent standard potatoes . we have more than five thousand feddans to grow different types of potatoes mainly : vento , turbo , and charisma for processing crisp using the best dutch technicians and most up-to-date technology . we deal with potatoes which conform to a number of legal requirements with regard to size , internal and external quality criteria , pesticide free , and packaging using the most advanced packing machines .


It is one other main food product that all nations agree that is essential . We produce the finest long as well as the round grains according to the international standards . We export rice to all European countries as well as the gulf area

Peat MossPeat Moss
we have succeeded in making the Egyptian made peat moss a strong competitor to the european peat moss . It is exported mainly to the GULF Area.


Mainly for the far east countries . we export tremendous quantities as a matter af fact we are considered their main suppliers in rock phosphate and super phosphate

Wood CharcoalWood Charcoal

We have covered the demand for the charcoal by Gulf area and now we export the finest types of charcoal mainly the baladi type as well as the fruit trees .

Degreening Navel Oranges

The word degreening simply means to get rid of the green colour. As much as this procedure is simple in its basis and principles, as much as it is complicated in its application.

In the month of October, which is the very beginning of the season, some Navel oranges in Egypt reach good pleasant taste whereas they are still green. The green colour is not attractive to the consumers. This is because consumers know that green oranges are mostly immature. In order to convince consumers at that early time that there are tasty Navel oranges, the color must be changed from green to orange. This is done by degreening them.

Coloration on the trees and coloration by degreening
To understand the difference, we must know first why the Navel turns in the nature from green to orange colour. In simple words, the weather is the cause. There are some optimum weather conditions which make the ignition of the coloration. But these most favorable weather conditions are present in the nature for only few hours during the day. This is why on the trees, the Navel orange turns from green to orange colour very slowly in a month and more. In the degreening process, these most favorable weather conditions for natural coloration are kept 24 hours per day. When the Navel oranges are exposed all the time to these best weather conditions all the time, they naturally turn their colour from green colour to orange colour within few days.

How the degreening process is done
Degreening rooms are the equipment used for the process. These rooms are totally insulated from the outside world. Green Navel oranges are stacked in these rooms. Parameters of the optimum weather conditions for turning the colour from green to orange are then regulated, kept, and monitored around the clock.
The main parameters are:

Temperature Humidity Oxygen level Carbon dioxide level (CO2) Ethylene level
Is the degreening room all what we need to degreen Navel oranges?
Of course not. What is done in the fields is not less important than what is done in the degreening rooms. Not all the Navel oranges will respond equally to the degreening process. This is why we must choose the best reacting oranges to the process. This is done by monitoring all what is done in the fields 6 months before the degreening season. Most important parameters to be verified in the fields are:
Origin of the shoots and their variety
Age of the trees Irrigation program Fertilization program
Soil humidity Soil composition
Weather conditions throughout the year
How do we know that we can start the degreening season?
The idea is that we can make the colour of the fruit attractive to the consumer by degreening it but, we can do nothing about the taste. This is why, we never start the degreening season before we make sure that the taste is good. This is done in our laboratory by analysis called maturity tests. When the analysis show that the fruits of a certain field have reached the permissible maturity index, we can start the degreening process at once. If the fruits of another field do not reach the satisfying maturity index, the degreening process of this field is postponed until it gets the right maturity state. The main parameters of the maturity index which shows how good the taste, are:

Juice content Acidity level Sugar level Solids level diluted in the juice
What are the challenges of the degreening process?
When we command well the degreening process, it turns to be an art and not a science. The challenge is to get the beautiful deep orange colour in the minimum number of days. This is encountered with a lot of hazardous things which the most important of them are:
1- Decay:
The optimum weather conditions in which the fruit is kept in the degreening room are also the most favorable conditions to decay the fruit. We use special sophisticated procedures to prevent this from happening.
2- Dark green spots:
This is called oleocellosis. The green fruit peel is very sensitive to the shocks. The least friction or shock make a rupture in the peel. This injury spreads and make a spot which do not degreen in the degreening room. The result is ugly blemished peel. We invented an exclusive State-of-the-Art equipment to prevent fruits from this defect. This process which we developed throughout the years is giving the perfect quality.

Why our degreened fruits are the best that you can get?
Because we guarantee: Good taste Beautiful orange colour
No skin defects No decay Longer shelf life