About Us


Manuel Santa María Elizalde

Historical review

Manuel Elizalde Santa Maria founded the company AMS in 1957, for that buy land in his first orchard planting and later installs its first packing. "At that time no one knew much fruit had not agricultural technicians, so I made several mistakes, had vineyards, Guindales, cherries, kiwifruit, pear and apple trees I remember the first cold store was built in 1980 serving to store. harvested fruit, I never imagined that the company would grow this magnitude, because we started with two cameras and today we have 30 of them very well equipped, working at the time with 300 people today work with more than 2,500. ".

To the world

2003 integrated by father and sons company is internationally registered under the name AMS FAMILY SA, so the company consolidates and begins to increase its production, projected on foreign markets as diverse as Taiwan, Turkey, China, the United States and other.


Good service company AMS Family S.A. and excellent quality have been awarded certificates of SAG and international accreditations to export quality. The company growth has been extraordinary, thanks to the quality of its processes and fruit allowing us to be in the best companies in the country.

Vision and mission


Deliver health and happiness to the world through our fruit.


Being a company that through its production processes, packaging and export of fresh fruit from our orchards, we manage to excel in international markets.



AMS Family we are responsible for delivering our ultimate identification with our employees and our company. We are dedicated to quality work and professionalism, but also protect the brand and company name.


It is important that each activity concern for the work of others is present, in order to safeguard a space more human labor and the need to care for other team members AMS Family.


Each person should ensure promote a culture of coordinated and cooperative work, which involves providing all the necessary resources for this purpose, while providing all possible information to other team members to achieve common goals.


To achieve cohesion and conviviality in the workplace, it is very important that each team member, keeps a good deal and good manners with their peers.


Success in work teams, means you can build trust between people. This can be achieved by being honest and transparent with each worker, avoiding the omission, inconsistency and lack of transparency of information.


The company is aware that every worker needs to be continually improving in their work, and worry to instantiate for that development, and that each worker must take to that effect.


A 185 km. South of the capital of Chile is the paradise that every farmer longs for their crops. Curico Valley.

As the area where it is located AMS Family has a Mediterranean climate it allows pome, stone fruit, berries and kiwis are developed expressing all its quality characteristics, color and flavor which allow you to compete globally in a higher category. The fertile soil and long hot summers deliver excellent thermal contrasté day and night, ideal for the production of fruit and wine.

As the area where it is located AMS Family has a Mediterranean climate it allows pome, stone fruit, berries and kiwis are developed expressing all its quality characteristics, color and flavor which allow you to compete globally in a higher category. The fertile soil and long hot summers deliver excellent thermal contrasté day and night, ideal for the production of fruit and wine.


In the valley of Curico, 185 kilometers south of Santiago (Chile, 35 ° South latitude), our orchards are located in a Mediterranean climate suitable to achieve excellent quality fruit. Santa Maria family cultivates since 1950 and originally were artisanal processes over the years has incorporated advanced technology for the production of new varieties of fruit trees and vineyards. Curico Valley covers areas Teno River, including Rauco, Romeral, Teno and areas of the river Lontué comprising Curicó, Molina, Cumpeo and Sagrada Familia.

The substantial increase in production has focused on new investments, and at present with a modern plant fruit for the processing and packaging of apples, pears, kiwis, plums, cherries and blueberries. To produce wines the company has a wine cellar with storage capacity of over 3,600,000 liters.

In general land it is ideal for all grape varieties. The broad valley of Curicó remains an area of very good white grape varieties and generous red with moderate yields, produce aromatic and fruity wines thanks to the wide temperature variation exceeding 20 ° C between day and night.

In the valley of Sagrada Familia Mataquito located along the river, the Santa Maria family owns orchards characterized by fertile soil and Mediterranean climate. Here vinifera grapes of Merlot, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon is produced. In addition to the vineyards in these orchards plums, kiwis and blueberries hot weather this summer is the season where crops are part occur.

Curico Valley also has high and cold areas in which we have more late harvests and specially adapted for apples and cherries because it achieves excellent color, also it widens the supply of fresh fruit. The most important varieties are Royal Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Red delicious and Pink Lady apples. In cherries are most commonly used varieties Bing, Lapins, Kordia, Sweet Heart and Regina for their good qualities of firmness and resistance to long journeys.

This wide range of varieties and fruit species can produce thanks to a good team both agronomic and administrative who work together trained staff in each production category. In our modern fruit growing it is increasingly important to achieve a good working relationship with the staff within the company to achieve the objectives expected production. This is our most important production factor, people.


Our products

Cinque Terre


Bilberry is a berry shrub growing namesake family Ericaceae the genus Vaccinium, which reaches 25 to 150 centimeters tall. This genus consists of a dozen plants that produce berries dark, bluish or reddish, rich in anthocyanins and flavonoids, plant pigments that give them their characteristic color and antioxidant properties excentes.

nutraceutical properties

Its consumption is traditional in the Northern Hemisphere countries, where it is valued not only for its taste but also for its medicinal properties (antioxidants and antibiotic). Blueberries are a good source of vitamin C, stimulating the body's natural defenses and potent antioxidant; block the production of enzymes that need cancer cell to multiply and produce tumors; They have antibacterial powers and can alleviate digestive discomfort. Decreases the incidence of atherosclerotic plaques in arteries (which reduces the risk of heart attacks, accidents brain - vascular, deep venous thrombosis, etc.), cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer. also it reduces the aging process.

Approximate date harvest:  Noviembre - Enero
Cold Duration: 40 Days
Cinque Terre


Sweet cherries are the fruits of cherry tree Rosaceae family and the genus Prunus. This family includes more than 2,000 species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees distributed in temperate regions around the world. There are hundreds of varieties of cherries. Wild cherries, sour classified as fruit, cherries are called and are the forerunners of all current varieties.

Nutraceutical properties

It is considered a good source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which makes already an excellent antioxidant. But what really distinguishes it as a protective nutrient against cancer is its content of ellagic acid, a substance that inhibits the replication of cancer cells.

Black cherries contain more iron, magnesium and potassium than other varieties clearer, but all are a good source of silicon and provitamin A (beta-carotene).

Approximate date harvest: Noviembre - Diciembre
Cold Duration: 60 Days
Cinque Terre


The plum is the fruit of a species of the genus Prunus, is a drupe, that is, a fleshy fruit with a single seed. There are plums of many varieties of colors and sizes. Some have yellow, white, green or red pulps

Plums contain 80% water, Fiber, has almost no calories, Carbohydrates.

Plum contain:
  • Vitamins: A lot, C, B1, B2, E.
  • Minerals: Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur.
  • Other: Pectins, fructose, Niacin, Tianina, Riboflavin.
  • Properties - benefits. Recommended for:
  • Problems of intestinal transit, constipation (great laxative power)
  • Anemia.
  • Diarrhea: Pectin regulates the intestine.
  • Cough, bronchitis.
  • Skin, sight, teeth, bones.
  • It is highly detoxifying and that favors the problems of obesity, skin, gout, arthritis, rheumatism.
  • It facilitates digestion.
    Approximate Harvest Date: Diciembre - Febrero
    Cold Weather: 2 meses
    Cinque Terre


    The kiwi comes from a climbing plant that receives its name and belongs to the Actinidia family, which includes about 300 trees and shrubs, many of them climbing and ornamental in Asia. Despite its unattractive external appearance, it is a very tasty fruit, of interesting nutritional properties and very healthy because of its high content of vitamin C.

    Propiedades nutritivas

    Its major component is water. It is of moderate caloric intake, by its amount of carbohydrates. It emphasizes its content in vitamin C; More than twice as much as an orange, and B vitamins, including folic acid. It is also rich in minerals such as potassium, magnesium and fiber, soluble and insoluble, with a potent laxative effect. Fiber improves intestinal transit. Vitamin C is involved in the formation of collagen, bones and teeth, red blood cells and favors the absorption of iron from food and resistance to infections. Folic acid helps in the production of red and white blood cells, in the synthesis of genetic material and formation of antibodies of the immune system. Magnesium is related to the functioning of the intestine, nerves and muscles, is part of bones and teeth, improves immunity and has a mild laxative effect. Potassium is necessary for the transmission and generation of the nerve impulse, for normal muscle activity and is involved in the balance of water inside and outside the cell.

    Kiwi is fruit with a high content of water and fiber, but mainly stands out for its high content in vitamin C and E.

    Varieties: HAYWARD, JINTAO
    Approximate Harvest Date: Abril
    Cold Weather: 4 meses
    Cinque Terre


    The apple is the fruit of the apple tree, tree of the Rosaceae family, of the genus Malus. It could be said that the cultivation of the apple is as old as humanity, being the apple tree the most cultivated fruit tree worldwide.

    Properties of the apple
  • Useful for diabetics, pectin helps maintain stable sugar levels.
  • Pectin helps our body to remove heavy metals like lead and mercury.
  • Regular apple consumption can help people who have high cholesterol.
  • It is both effective against constipation and diarrhea.
  • The apple cleans the teeth and strengthens the gums.
  • Nutritional information of the apple
  • Contains quercetin, which can be a real tonic for the heart and circulation.
  • It also contains malic and tartaric acid, especially effective in the digestion of fatty foods.
  • Great source of vitamin C that helps the immune system.
  • The apple is a good source of fiber.
    Approximate Harvest Date: Febrero - Mayo
    Cold Weather: 6 meses
    Cinque Terre


    This fruit belongs to the family Rosaceae, which includes more than 2,000 species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees distributed throughout temperate regions around the world. The main European fruits that belong to this great family are: apple, loquat, quince, plums, strawberries, blackberries, and so on. Its shape depends on the variety in question and ranges from that of an apple to a tear, as well as its taste, texture and color, ranging from yellow to green through red and brown.

    Properties of pear

  • Pear is good food for diabetics, it helps to maintain control of blood sugar.
  • Regular consumption can help keep cholesterol levels stable.
  • Rich in pectin, it relieves heavy digestion.
  • Pear is useful in weight loss diets, between meals, its fiber content keeps the feeling of fullness and cleanses the body.
  • Pear nutritional information

  • Rich source of soluble fiber, acts as regulator.
  • The pear contains Beta carotene (ideal for skin, eyesight and fenders)
  • Good source of vitamin C and potassium.
  • Pear is a good source of energy, carbohydrates are released slowly, which makes it ideal for athletes.
    Approximate Harvest Date: February - March
    Cold weather: 6 months
    Cinque Terre


    Our wines are the result of constant and careful work starting from the vineyards. We have our own vines that allows us to maintain excellence from the source. We manage our fruit to achieve the best result in the wine, which is processed in our warehouse that houses 3.600.000 Lt.

    Our grape varieties are:

    En Cepas Blancas:

  • Sauvignono Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • En Cepas Tintas:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Carmenere
  • Benefits of drinking wine

    Drinking wine produced, to most humans, a real pleasure. For some time it is known that besides enjoying its smell, color and, above all, the taste, the precious liquid helps to improve health. The news came to light a couple of years ago when it was discovered that wine works as a vasodilator and therefore helps to improve the work carried out by our heart.

    Then the controversy arose How could someone were to advise the consumption of alcohol? Over time they have been discovered new benefits, provided that the intake is moderate. It is obvious that unlimited drinking is not good for anyone. But drinking moderately red is clearly the healthiest, at meals lowers the risk of heart problems.

    Delay of senile dementia

    But that is not all. In recent months, research has gone farther than could have imagined. There are studies that say that there is an inverse relationship between moderate wine consumption and the onset of dementia, meaning that the wine is good to remember. This statement comes from the Pellegrin Hospital in Bordeaux, where monitoring was carried out around 4,000 people over 65 years.

    Reducing the rate of Alzheimer

    He qualified participants in the study in nonusers, light, moderate and heavy users. Moderate they presented, compared to nonusers, a reduction of 80% in the frequency of dementia and 75% in Alzheimer's. The percentage decreased to 55% in heavy users and was lowered to 25% in light. The reality shown by researchers can not be explained by medical, psychological or social and family factors. Perhaps the reason is simpler and has its origin in the joy and pleasure that wine produced humans.

    Also remember, with wine you can see more clearly provided that the amount of one or two drinks is exceeded during meals. Thanks to its antioxidant effect, broths can prevent the degeneration of the eye macula, a problem that affects quite often over 65 years. A study in the American Geriatrics Society, about 3,000 men and women aged between 45 and 74 years, says that seniors who drink wine have a 19% lower risk of developing the disease.


    Dispatched all over the world, in 20 feet inside Flexitank 24,000 Lt. We also trucked pond offices within the country.

    Our services

    Located a few kilometers from Curicó, and located on one side of the main land in the country, AMS Family S.A. It has a plant where the work Frutícola Reception Fruit, Roman, Guarda Cold Process, Inspection and finally the Office of Export Fruit are made.

    In order to make this whole logistics chain, the plant currently has different processes Packing or lines, separated by each of the species that are processed during the year:

  • Two Packing traditional Apples
  • A Presizer for apples, of Italian origin, Aweta brand, with 56 water channels and 3D technology for selecting defects.
  • A Line Mono Calibre for apples Italian origin, brand Aweta.
  • A Packaging for kiwis and plums.
  • A Line Packaging for Pears Abate Fetel, provenance Argentina flag Prodol.
  • A Line of Electronics Packaging for cherries, of Spanish origin, brand MultiScan.
  • Two Lines Process for Blueberries, provenance Argentina, Ponis brand.

  • Our plant has 33 cold storage, 4 of these controlled atmosphere also we have two loading platforms underpass, located on the back of the cameras gathering apples export wineries of packaging materials and pesticides, one shower bins two phosphine fumigation chambers, five tunnels of prefrío (forced cold), Roman truck two hidrocooler for cherries, casino staff, administrative offices and operations.




      Name E-Mail Telephone
    General Manager Gaston Salazar Ruiz gaston.salazar@amsfamily.com +56 75 2380 789
    Commercial manager Pedro Pablo Santa María W. pedro.smw@amsfamily.cl +56 75 2380 789
    Administrative manager Carmen Gloria Gomez J. cgloria.gomez@amsfamily.com +56 75 2380 789
    Production manager Maximiliano Fernandez S. maximiliano.fs@amsfamily.com +56 75 2380 789

    Commercial Department

      Name E-Mail Telephone
  • Pedro Pablo Santa María W.
  • Rodrigo Camus D.
  • Exequiel Lopez
  • pedro.smw@amsfamily.com
  • rodrigo.camus@amsfamily.com
  • exequiel.lopez@amsfamily.com
  • comercial@amsfamily.cl
  • +56 75 2380 789
  • +56 9 9132 7706
  • +56 9 9132 7706
  • Wines
  • Oscar Mancilla E.
  • oscar.mancilla@amsfamily.com
  • +56 75 2441 119