Not long after the Chilean Company David del Curto did the same, in this end of 2018 also Minguzzi Spa Consortile, the esteemed Italian Producer Association of Alfonsine (Ravenna, Italy) joins Origine Group. The application of the Italian company has already been approved by Origine Group Board of Directors.
Minguzzi Group has been on the market for more than 50 years, and presently sells around 25,000 tons of fruits, coming mainly from the Emilia-Romagna Region. The most important products are kiwis (1,500 tons), pears (2,000 tons), plums (3,000 tons), peaches and nectarines (9,000 ton), and apples (9,000 tons).
“30% of our fruits are sold in the national market, while the rest goes to Europe and overseas, in particular Canada, USA and Asia” says Giancarlo Minguzzi, President of the Producer Organization.
Since 2011 Giancarlo Minguzzi is also President of Fruitimprese Emilia-Romagna, the association that gather the most important private commercial companies of the Region, with an overall turnover of 900 million Euros, 60% of which coming from export.
Origine Group President, Ilenio Bastoni, welcomes the new member, pleased by “the new entry of an important and successful company, well-know and appreciated in the sector. Origine Group membership gets bigger and stronger, as a proof that its mission is being accomplished. With Minguzzi Group, we will have even greater marketing power to pursue our objective to commercialise with our brands the best fruits in the world market”.
“We join Origine Group – Giancarlo Minguzzi states – because we believe in its project: joining forces to get the best value for our fruits in the international markets. This partnership is necessary if we want to have the scale to meet future challenges in the global marketplace. Origine Group has demonstrated to be a very effective organization, thanks also to its brand portfolio”.
The consortium Origine Group was founded August 2015 from the strategic alliance between several companies, leaders in the Italian and European markets in the production and trading of fresh fruit and vegetables. The consortium – established by Afe, Apofruit, Fruit C2, Gran Frutta Zani, Kiwi Uno, Op Kiwi Sole, Pempa-Corer, Salvi-Unacoa, Spreafico and the Chilean group Del Curto – represents companies already firmly present on the domestic and international markets, with a total turnover of over 900 millions euro, which have joined their resources to provide a top quality product, working together on innovation and new varieties to look out into new emerging markets. This new alliance initial focus is in two outstanding products, pears and kiwi, but the goal is to widen the interest also in other products. The production potential is over 200.000 tons of kiwi and pears. Two brands available: Sweeki for kiwi and PeraItalia for pears.
For more information www.origine-group.com