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History

Fruttagel was founded in 1994 when the Alfonsine plant in Ravenna was established. It combines the legacies of two important players working together in the field: Ala Frutta, a cooperative founded in the early 1960s, specializing in the processing of fresh fruit for the production of cremogenates and fruit juices in glass, and Parmasole, a leader in tomato processing and pioneer of cartoned juice production. Two years after its founding, the industrial cooperative Co.ind joined the Fruttagel company and in 1998 the company expanded with the establishment of the Consorzio Fruttagel Molise, for the management of the Larino plant (Campobasso), incorporated into Fruttagel in 2009 following the acquisition of the plant from the Molise Region.

Investments

  • 1997

    Expansion of the plant and installation of the mixing line for minestroni in the frozen food department – Alfonsine

    Expansion of the plant and installation of the mixing line for minestroni in the frozen food department – Alfonsine

    December 11, 1997
  • 2000

    Establishment of Almaverde Bio Italia, a consortium company of which Fruttagel is a founding member, which brings together ten Italian agribusiness companies

    Establishment of Almaverde Bio Italia, a consortium company of which Fruttagel is a founding member, which brings together ten Italian agribusiness companies

    December 11, 2000
  • 2001

    Expansion of the juice mixing plant, introduction of two glass packaging lines – Alfonsine. Installation of the tuber processing line – Larino

    Expansion of the juice mixing plant, introduction of two glass packaging lines – Alfonsine. Installation of the tuber processing line – Larino

    December 11, 2001
  • 2003

    Construction of the robot cell at -25° c – Alfonsine

    Construction of the robot cell at -25° c – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2003
  • 2005

    Construction of robot cells for widely-consumed, long-life packaged products – Alfonsine

    Construction of robot cells for widely-consumed, long-life packaged products – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2005
  • 2007

    Installation of the PET packaging line for juices, and investment in the Tetra Pak department of separation for 200 ml formats (Base and Prisma Square) – Alfonsine

    Installation of the PET packaging line for juices, and investment in the Tetra Pak department of separation for 200 ml formats (Base and Prisma Square) – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2007
  • 2009

    Construction of the purification plant – Alfonsine

    Construction of the purification plant – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2009
  • 2010

    Launch of the packaging department for plant-based drinks made from semi-finished products purchased from leading European producers – Alfonsine

    Launch of the packaging department for plant-based drinks made from semi-finished products purchased from leading European producers – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2010
  • 2011

    Installation of the water cutting line for leafy vegetables and the asparagus processing line – Larino

    Installation of the water cutting line for leafy vegetables and the asparagus processing line – Larino

    December 11, 2011
  • 2013

    Activation of the Tetra Recart packaging line for tomato pulp and passata – Alfonsine

    Activation of the Tetra Recart packaging line for tomato pulp and passata – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2013
  • 2016

    Implementation of the 125 ml Tetra Prisma carton packaging line, and activation of a cogeneration plant for energy optimisation – Alfonsine

    Implementation of the 125 ml Tetra Prisma carton packaging line, and activation of a cogeneration plant for energy optimisation – Alfonsine

    December 7, 2016
  • 2017

    Launch of a legumes and cereals extraction plant and plant-based drinks production from raw material of conventional and organic Italian origin – Alfonsine

    Launch of a legumes and cereals extraction plant and plant-based drinks production from raw material of conventional and organic Italian origin – Alfonsine

    December 11, 2017
  • 2018

    Automation of the packaging line and minestrone line – Alfonsine. Acquisition of the management of the Environmental division of Almaverde Bio Italia. Relamping of the Alfonsine and Larino plants

    Automation of the packaging line and minestrone line – Alfonsine. Acquisition of the management of the Environmental division of Almaverde Bio Italia. Relamping of the Alfonsine and Larino plants

    December 11, 2018
  • 2019

    2019: Work on the tuber/vegetable lines, adaptation of the thermal plant with the insertion of a new boiler equipped with an economiser to optimise the consumption of methane gas – Larino

    2019: Work on the tuber/vegetable lines, adaptation of the thermal plant with the insertion of a new boiler equipped with an economiser to optimise the consumption of methane gas – Larino

    April 4, 2019

The cooperative

We are a Cooperative Society that specializes in the industrial transformation of fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals and legumes into finished products, to be distributed to retail, food service, door to door and food industry organizations.

Our model integrates and enhances all the stages of the supply chain, from the field to product distribution, to guarantee the end consumer with foods that keep the properties of the fresh product intact, respecting quality, authenticity and safety.

Our company brings together 17 agricultural cooperatives in the Emilia-Romagna and Molise regions, along with Co.ind, an industrial cooperative company specializing in the design, supply and development of private label products. Agricultural cooperatives, which supply raw materials for processing, unite hundreds of producers.

Company profile
Private Label

The production line

The industrial transformation of fruit and vegetable products includes all the phases that come before and after production: from field harvesting and services provided to contributing shareholders, to the logistics of the entire process and marketing.

Private Label

PRODUCT TRACEABILITY

In order to protect the health of consumers and ensure fair practices in the trade of food products, we guarantee and document the traceability of everything we produce throughout all stages of production, and carry out a sampling plan for each type of processed fruit/vegetable.

Private Label

The contributing shareholders and the integration of the supply chains

Our contributing shareholders are farmer cooperatives or land management cooperatives, that see in Fruttagel an instrument for completing the agro-industrial chain and the economic and strategic enhancement of their productions on the market of the agricultural concern and of the work in general.

Our relationship with our partners aims at the ever-increasing integration between crops, combining the development of traditional organic cultivation with that of productions in line with the main market trends in Italy and abroad.

The agronomic service

Our Agronomic Service plays a strategic role throughout the entire cultivation process: from the purchase of seeds to varietal selection, from assistance in the application of the production specifications to the identification of the optimal periods for sowing and harvesting.

After careful research and selection of the best varieties of seeds, our Agronomic Service selects the areas of production based on the characteristics of the soil and climate, favouring the geographical regions traditionally suited to the cultivation of the best vegetables, and differentiating the areas to make quality crops available even in the event of adverse weather conditions.

Thanks to our two factories – Alfonsine and Larino – strategically located in the North and South of Italy, we receive our supplies of fruit and vegetables on the exact sites on which they were grown.

The state of progress of cultivation is periodically checked and, having reached optimal maturity, the fruits/vegetables are then collected and transported to the processing plants.

Governance

Institutional and organizational model

Our shareholders are divided into two different categories:

  • contributing  cooperative shareholders, represented by farm cooperatives or land management cooperatives,  that see in Fruttagel an instrument for completing the agro-industrial chain and the economic and strategic enhancement of their production processes, their businesses and their work;
  • non-contributing cooperative shareholders, cooperatives that through Fruttagel are able to structure their presence in the agri-food supply chain and offer greater guarantees and protection to consumers.

Our aim is to create value for all the players in the agro-industrial supply chain – shareholders, land-workers, customers and end consumers – increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the chain with a qualified presence throughout all its phases.

Social structures

Financing and sponsoring shareholders
Ravenna Cooperatives Federation
Coopfond. S.p.a.

Board of Directors
Stanislao Fabbrino – President
Emilio Sabatini – Vice President
Cristian Maretti – Vice President
Vincenzo Alberti
Emanuele Pertile
Ilenio Bastoni
Tommaso Cattini
Tino Cesari
Luca Cioffi
Danilo Gherghi
Remo Magnani
Giovanni Giambi
Stefano Urso
Ibrahim Saadeh

Supervisory Board
Aristide Pincelli – President
Piertommaso Caldarelli
Pierluigi Brandolini
Giancarlo Gamberini (suppl.)
Laura Macrì (suppl.)

Social structures

Mission

Our mission is to create value for all the players in the agro-industrial supply chain – shareholders, land-workers, customers and end consumers – increasing their efficiency and competitiveness with a qualified presence in all its phases, and guaranteeing end consumers good and healthy products.

The key points of our mission:

  • nurturing entrepreneurial, professional and social relations founded on the values of responsibility, participation, respect and transparency
  • consolidating the company’s values in terms of patrimony, industry and good relations for current and future shareholders and for the development of the cooperation
  • achieving innovation, service improvement and professional qualifications to increase the efficiency of the supply chain and to foster competitiveness
  • adopting technological and organizational systems that guarantee the health of consumers, workers and the protection of the environment, contributing to the social development of the target communities
  • demonstrating that even in highly complex industrial conditions, it is possible to do business while respecting people, their work, the competition, and the market.
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Factories

Alfonsine RA – Employees n. 698

Larino CB – Employees n. 152