The pleasure of fruit since 1955. We bring taste and wellbeing to the table.
A craft that has longstanding roots, a daily challenge that we carry on from generation to generation. This is how the family has been handing down its knowhow since 1955, looking to the future and the new challenges of tomorrow. We are one of the leading companies in the Italian fruit and vegetable supply chain, and cultivate strong and long-lasting bonds of trust with our suppliers.
Every day we pick fruits and vegetables from the best farms, carefully selecting and bringing them to markets and retail outlets. We pride ourselves on always offering quality products—from exotic fruit to organic produce and ready-to-eat fruit, we bring taste and wellbeing to the table, supporting healthy eating habits with selected quality products grown safely and sustainably in Italy and around the world.
farms and 700 hectares of property in Italy
tons of fruit and vegetables distributed each year
years of doing business
certifications for the quality of our farms
The Pleasure of Fruit. We cultivate and bring taste and wellbeing to the table.
We are committed to making fruit and vegetable consumption a pleasure, supporting healthy eating habits and helping people enjoy a balanced lifestyle.
We meet the needs of fruit and vegetable consumers, wherever they are, selecting our produce from farms that guarantee taste, safety and sustainability. Our company is fully integrated within the fruit and vegetable supply chain, and we have developed long-lasting relationships with all the players involved, with the aim of adding value from the producer to the end consumer.
We build relationships based on mutual
trust to build our future together.
We interpret change as an opportunity.
We are willing to take risks, to always find
new solutions. We are promoters of innovative
proposals that generate added value
for our people, partners and customers.
We provide care and attention to detail
in what we do, aiming for continuous
improvement, to ensure the quality of our
work and final products.
We operate with honesty and transparency
in everything we do, respecting the shared rules
and norms that guide the society we live
and work in on a daily basis.
Our history is made up of passion and dedication;
this gives us the opportunity
to express our skills to the fullest.
Discover the stages that recount the passion of the Spreafico family
Francesco Spreafico founds "Spreafico Francesco & F.lli" with his brothers Carlo and Ferdinand in Dolzago. Our first warehouse is opened to stock and sell fruits and vegetables.
In addition to selling it, we also begin to grow our produce: we set up our first farm, and open new premises in Sala Bolognese dedicated to the cultivation and processing of apples, pears and other fruits.
With the success of Sala Bolognese, we decide to invest in new farms to expand our crops: Ceregnano (RO), San Pietro in Casale (BO), Lanuvio (LT), Tito Livio (LT), Balduina (PD), Retarola (LT) and Marmorta (BO). We still grow our pears, Angélys pears, kiwis, plums, nectarines, apricots and more there today.
We specialize in the cultivation and distribution of kiwis, and for this purpose we buy a farm at Santa Maria in Codifiume (FE) in 1991, and another plant in Latina in 1996. Thanks to our long years of experience, we also begin to ship our produce beyond the Italian borders, to Europe and other countries.
In 2000 we begin to import pears and kiwis from the southern hemisphere in order to offer the products we are passionate about all year round. We also start importing exotic and tropical fruits from different foreign countries at this time.
With the purchase of SIEF, a group of companies specializing in importing fruit and vegetables, we strengthen our distribution operations in Italy, expanding the distribution network and supplying sales points in the most important wholesale markets in Milan, Bologna, Verona and Rome.
In Teno, Chile we open our first farm abroad, Agricola Santa Sofia, where we concentrate on the cultivation of pears, cherries, apples and plums. We inaugurate a second farm in Chile in 2013, allowing us to expand our production in this country.
We open a ripening and distribution centre in Livorno, from where we ship our products across Italy, and a reception hub for overseas produce.
Thanks to the experience we have acquired over the years, we expand our production by specializing in the cultivation and distribution of Angélys pears.
After a severe fire, which destroyed much of the Dolzago warehouse, we renovate our headquarters, not to mention our first distribution centre and site of the group’s executive offices.
Make way for forest fruits: with the opening of the Verona headquarters, we turn our experience to berries.
With the aim of responding to the ever-changing needs of consumers, in Dolzago we set-up the first Spreafico factory dedicated to ready-to-eat fruit pieces— a major market for growth in the future of fruit and vegetables.
We purchase premises dedicated to cruise ships and their catering needs in Calco (Lecco)
As the distribution volumes of bananas continue to grow, we open a new ripening and distribution centre in Bologna to cater to the north-eastern regions of Italy.
From north to south, the locations and farms where we cultivate quality
Sala Bolognese was the first Spreafico farm?
It was purchased in 1971 and produced mainly pears.
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