About us

The magic started along with the fulfilment of the dream to build the Sandriliona ice-cream factory, a structure of the finest designs, made with passion for quality and traditions. Our activity commenced in 1998, with the production of ice-cream in waffle cups, on a small territory. However, the ambitious plans to create a wide range of products led to the building of a new factory, thus developing a variety of flavors and new delights. From these humble beginnings, we became a market leader. Up to nowadays, Sandra ice-cream is enjoyed by various customers across Moldova, its distribution having expanded in the Near East and in Africa, where our ice-cream is known under the Sandra brand. Currently, we are committed by the loyalty we have towards our customers to develop our unique range of top quality ice-cream products in our state-of-the-art facilities.

 

 

Timeline  

1998

Sandriliona ice-cream factory foundation.

2001

The construction of a new factory equipped with up-to date facilities is finished.

2002

We had the courage to expand production by launching the premium and exclusive delight - HUMM maxi and HUMM Candy nuts, a first on a market with tradition in classical ice-cream types.

2003

Our assortment was renewed by launching a wide variety of ice-creams for all ages: SUPER ESKIMO, Sur’prise, Contessa, Sorbetto maxi. The production of puff pastry and ring-shaped cracknels was launched.

2004

Continuous business consolidation, including expansion of distributional branches, created in Balti, Lipcani, Soroca, Cahul.

2005

International expansion, reaching markets of Iraq, Senegal and Ghana.

2006

 Continued development  of the assortment, by launching the first premium delight from the take home group of products - Adagio. The first premium cone - Delice’ cone and fine delight Sonata also created.

2007

Sandra rebranding. Under the Sandra trademark Sandriliona is manufacturing special delights, actively promoted in all countries where it is distributed. New products appear, created especially for children: Tornado, Tropico and Ice Poof.

2008

Sandra starts social programs, giving all its customers the chance to participate in the magical process of fulfilling dreams. 

2009

 International expansion reaches Côte d'Ivoire.

The first premium dessert that can be shared with loved ones - Premium Collection  is launched  including Seduction, Inspiration, Attraction and Passion.

2012

We developed a premium range of 5 ice-cream flavors under the name Moments – for intense moments of pleasure.

2013

We enlarged the assortment of ice-creams for kids, launching Frooty froo with watermelon and melon flavors.

2015

Sandra created an ultra premium range of scoop ice-cream with a silky, smooth and texture and a wide range of flavors. 

Today

More than 90 ice-cream creations of different taste and forms are manufactured under Sandra brand, enjoyed on 3 continents. Experience the magic of Sandra.

 

 

 

Sandra is a brand that thinks globally and acts locally being cautious to international development and also to its relationship with individual entities. The customer always represented the core commitment of the company, based on a relationship of trust, knowledge, experience, sensitivity and intuition. Since 2005 we started the exports to Iraq, Senegal and Ghana. Sandra never stops its reach and its distribution expanded to the Near East and Africa.

The Republic of Moldova is a South East European landlocked country with hilly plains, lying east of the Carpathian Mountains between the Prut and the Nistru rivers. It is a developed country, with a solid infrastructure, crossed by international trade railroad and road networks. At the same time, its modern developing economy reflects the perpetuating noble and enduring traditions, inherited from green hills and ancient forests carrying a rich history. In the heart of this magical environment the Sandriliona ice-cream factory was created. We combined advanced technologies and the tradition of true ice-cream to create products of unique quality. Following the successful dream, Sandra became one of the leaders of the local ice-cream market.

 

The Republic of Iraq is situated in Western Asia and forms a triangle of the arid desert which lies west of the Euphrates, the broad central valley between the Euphrates and the Tigris and the mountains in the northeast. Sandra came on its ice-cream market since 2005. The active Sandra ice-cream promotion familiarized the local population with the product quality and exclusiveness. Now Sandra represents a special delight recognized all over in the country.

 

The Republic of Senegal is a country situated south of the Senegal River, in Western Africa, its capital, Dakar, being the westernmost point in Africa. It has a semi desert area in the north and northeast and forests in the southwest; its economy is starting to be one of the fastest growing in the world. Sandra came on the local ice-cream market in 2006. Now, Sandra has an important local share as a result of unique quality products and an active promotion. Sandra ice-cream is imported by POULTRADE.

The Republic of Ghana is a country from West Africa holding natural resources, with many sunny beaches and plenty of hospitality which is also known as the center of the gold and ivory trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its economy is predominantly agricultural its top selling crop  being cacao. Sandra ice-cream has captured its people’s hearts from 2006. An active promotional activity, which provides the brand awareness. Sandra ice-cream is imported in Ghana by SUCATRADE.

 

 

The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is a country of western sub-Saharan Africa, bordering the Golf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south. It is one of the smallest countries of the continent, but still has an extraordinary cultural richness. Moreover, it is one of the most prosperous nations from Africa, with an expanding economy - primarily based on agriculture. It maintains close ties with France which has a big contribution to its economical growth. Sandra ice-cream is present on its market due to TRADE PLUS - a new company, established in late 2008, dedicated entirely for importing and distributing Sandra products.

QUALITY - THE EXCELLENCE OF RAW MATERIALS is a key factor in our products’ performance. That’s why we use only unique top-quality ingredients, according with the most pretentious demands and customer preferences. As a result, we produce and surprise with new original delights.

INNOVATION - one of our great strengths is the continuous research aimed at developing new and original products.

EXCELLENCE in everything we do.

Sandra cares deeply about social issues, about the local communities where it operates. Love, care and the magic are reflected in everything we do. We share life, energy and we want to brighten all the hearts in need. That’s why we are actively involved in social and local community issues. We have an active implication in social projects, cultural and entertaining events. We brought a new chance for ill children in the Moldovan Oncological Hospital, reconstructing and assuring it with medical equipment. Moreover, we went further, helping African countries in fighting malaria. 

Our production is in permanent development. We implement advanced technologies in order to reach excellence in new recipes, offering unique delights to our customers. One of our passions is to explore new fields so we can develop our desserts and to go even further, so everyone could reach the magical realm of pleasure created by our ice-cream. In the same time, we aspire to keep its quality traditions. Sandra Ice-cream is created from high quality natural ingredients such as milk, butter, egg yolks, sugar, natural fruits and nuts.These are delivered by national producers and international suppliers, providing the highest quality ingredients. Thus arises a premium quality ice-cream that surprises us with a unique flavor. We possess up-to-date equipment from the world’s best producers, allowing us to manufacture high-tech and unique quality products.