Nisão lda, with its name derived from "Noz-Visão" (Nut Vision in Portuguese), is a walnut and almond grower, processor, and exporter from Portugal.
We produce and offer American walnut varieties, (Chandler, Howard, Serr) that have proven their quality in markets through their light color, thin shells, uniform shapes, and higher kernel yield. By drying our walnuts at lower temperatures without using any chemicals, we ensure products with higher quality, health, and taste.
With our advanced processing technologies, we separate empty walnuts and calibrate them in uniform sizes. We can pack, with shell or as kernels, in desired packagings from 500 kg big-bags to 200 gr resealable doypacks.
Our products are sold with our own Nisão (TM) brand, but we also produce private label products for our select clients in EU and UK.
EU 27 currently imports over 300,000 (*) tons of walnut every year, most of which is transported across the Atlantic. We believe that the future of European walnut market should not be dominated with imports. With strategy-focused, knowledge-driven, scalable projects; Europe can and will reduce its dependence for walnut imports, while at the same time providing the market with significantly higher quality products. Portugal and Spain have the highest potential to be the most important regions in Europe for these new-breed walnut investments, and thus to have the maximum contribution to the diminishing of this dependency. Walnut production, with its added value, will give large growers with arable lands a significantly higher return compared to traditional annual crops like corn and sunflower.
(*) : Tree Nuts: World Markets and Trade - United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, October 2022
At Nisão, our commitment to our customers and the environment is at the core of everything we do. We are dedicated to producing and marketing the highest quality walnuts under our own brand, while also ensuring that our operations have a positive impact on the world around us.
We pledge to uphold the following corporate commitments:
Quality: We are committed to providing our customers with only the best walnuts. We carefully select our walnuts to ensure that they meet our high standards of quality, taste, and freshness.
Sustainability: We recognize the importance of protecting the environment and preserving natural resources for future generations. As such, we strive to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, with a focus on reducing waste, conserving energy, and minimizing our carbon footprint.
Ethical Standards: We conduct all of our business with the utmost integrity and ethics. We respect human rights, and we are committed to fair labor practices throughout our supply chain.
Community Engagement: We are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. We invest in the local economy and support initiatives that benefit our stakeholders, including small farmers and local businesses.
Innovation: We constantly seek to improve our products and processes through innovation and continuous improvement. We are committed to staying at the forefront of industry trends and to providing our customers with the most innovative and relevant products.
At Nisão, we take our corporate commitments seriously, and we strive to make a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and the world around us.