start date: 2010-12-14
legal status: limited company
profile: Natural Alba was established in December 2010 in the district of Durres, Albania. The company collects and produces both organic and conventional medicinal and aromatic herbs and spices throughout Albania and exports them to the EU-countries, Switzerland and China. Its customers not only include wholesalers, but also the nutraceutical sector, herbal teas and the food industry. In 2013, Natural Alba became EU-organic certified. In 2018, its turnover was by Euro 370,000. Natural Alba has consistently worked to obtain the trust of its customers by delivering high-quality products. Nowadays, Natural Alba runs an EU-organic certified farm of ca. 25 ha in the district of Durres, on a beautiful peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Our crops are Mediterranean herbs, such as oregano, thyme and rosemary. The company has made investments in the crop production (agricultural equipment, tractors) as well as in post-harvesting operations, including drying facilities and a processing line. Natural Alba is also investigating the installation of a distiller in its processing facility, which would reduce transportation costs and produce a refined product with a higher added-value. As by tradition, Natural Alba hires rural women and provides them with specialized training about processing the products and how to use the equipment that is necessary at work. Thus, women who are willing to learn about this profession will be provided with the opportunity for new employment. Natural Alba employs 15-20 women in the processing facility and on the fields. Moreover, around 30 families collect medicinal and aromatic plants in the wild for Natural Alba.
Blue growth: Our relevant NACE codes are as follows: A 01.28 Growing of spices, aromatic, drug and pharmaceutical crops A 01.30 Plant propagation A 01.63 Post-harvest crop activities A 01.64 Seed processing for propagation A 02.30 Gathering of wild growing non-wood products