We are the Swiss organic pioneer of natural fruit and vegetable juices. As a sustainable manufacturer, we have always been committed to giving people a piece of nature with every sip that is healthy and tastes great.
What we stand for
As a sustainable producer, our goal ever since 1957 has been to give people back a taste of nature with every sip of Biotta juice they take. Our main focus in doing so has been on organic products, high quality standards and great taste. We love the healthy, natural vitality that is to be found in each single bottle of Biotta juice. That’s why we take a holistic and fair approach, from the growing stage to the bottling stage. By cooperating closely with local organic farmers, for example, we support sustainable organic agriculture in our home country. And further afield, our partners also support organic farmers in producing organic fruits and vegetables.
Doing people good
Our juices are packed with the best that fruit and vegetables can offer. For example, we’ve thought long and hard about how best to combine the natural talents of our fruits, tubers and roots, and how to create nutritious juice mixes and an entire wellness package for juice weeks. It might sound a little old-fashioned these days, but nonetheless: we take the health and vitality of our customers to heart. With every bottle of Biotta juice, we are sending a little portion of tasty nature into the world - and perhaps a smattering of joie de vivre, too.
The organic farmers, who work for us, all have decades of experience in growing vegetables organically. They are also dedicated to the cause, and have an eye for detail. On their lovingly tended, fertile land, they grow the carrots, beetroot, potatoes or celery which give the famous Biotta juices their unrivalled aroma and archetypal flavour.
Most of the organic vegetables used in our juices are sourced from the region around the Biotta factory, on the south shore of Lake Constance - a region which enjoys a perfect climate for the purpose. In other words: short, direct routes from the field to the bottle. Perfect timing is of the essence here. Generally speaking, seasonal produce has to be processed fresh, within a few hours of being harvested.
We believe in offering our organic farmers fair partnerships. We are committed to supporting organic farming in Switzerland, and enjoy relationships of trust with our partners, who have cultivation contracts with us, and whom we know personally. We cultivate long-term relationships with our farmers. And of course we make sure we pay a fair price for the valuable natural produce we receive. For us, fair trade begins at home - right in front of our factory gates in Tägerwilen (Thurgau).
Back in 2013, Biotta grappled with the question of what type of energy generation the company should aim for in the future. Switching to a sustainable energy source was the logical step, since our corporate philosophy is founded on respect for people and the natural environment. This desire to be more sustainable lead us to develop a comprehensive plan which resulted in the opening of the Biotta woodchip heating system in late autumn 2019. Together with our partner Rathgeb Bio, which will also meet its future energy needs from the woodchip heating system, Biotta now relies on wood as a domestic energy source, saving 2500 t of CO2 per year. This corresponds to 340 circumnavigations of the world by plane (one person in economy class).
For more than 60 years we have been committed to organic farming without the use of pesticides and herbicides. Bees, too, make an invaluable contribution to preserving biodiversity by pollinating plants. Honey bees and wild bees are irreplaceable for the ecosystem, for nature and for humans. Bees pollinate around 80% of our crops and wild plants. So they are an excellent example when it comes to promoting greater awareness for nature conservation, biodiversity and semi-natural habitats. From four to six bee colonies spend each summer at the Biotta Bee Hotel. Right next to our juice plant.
Work for people with disabilities
Even today, every single Biotta Wellness Week is packaged by the Ekkharthof association.