Agrimola has been producing high-quality frozen fruit since 1978 and is also a leader in the processing and commercialization of chestnuts.
"To guarantee the high-quality of the over 40 thousand tons of fruit processed, we use state-of-the-art equipment such as optical sorters, high-resolution metal detectors to remove any foreign bodies and product checks both before and after packaging. Our laboratory boasts suitable personnel and equipment to perform careful quality checks during all phases," explains CEO Luca Sassi (in the photo).
The Agrimola facility
Refrigerated units cover over 15,000 cubic meters with static and free floating freezing units, storage silos for purées and sterilization systems. The entire facility covers over 40,000 sq m and the production plant covers over 20,000 sq m.
Agrimola complies with standard ISO 9001.,It holds the IFS and BRC certifications for the hygiene, quality and health of products.
As for fresh chestnuts, Agrimola also holds the GlobalGAP – Option 2e Add On Grasp certification integrated with Tesco Nurture. Company productions are certified Kosher by the head Rabbi in Padua. What is more, the company obtained the authorization from the Ministry where applicable to process the following PGI products in semi-processed products: PGI Valsusa chestnuts, PGI Castel del Rio chestnuts and PGI peaches and nectarines from Romagna.
"We have also computerized our internal traceability system for fresh fruit and frozen fruit. We issue and print labels with bar-codes that include the name of the supplier, batch and weight as well as the description of the product. We aim at making customers appreciate the genuine fruit our land produces and the high standards of our productions more and more."
The respect for the environment has always been one of Agrimola's objectives so much so that, a few years ago, the company installed a photovoltaic plant in its Casalfiumanese facility to produce electricity.
What is more, a water purifying system makes the facility self-sufficient when it comes to water not only reducing internal costs but also significantly improving the efficiency of its processes. The latest technologies enable the filtration and sanitation of water with UV rays and microfilters (chemicals and active charcoal) so as to guarantee maximum purity and preserving the hygiene of the produce. Water purification systems are anyway essential for those processing organic products.