The Besana Group is one of the most important European companies in terms of production, processing and marketing of nuts and dried fruit, with various production and commercial plants in Italy and abroad. Besana coordinates the production of over 2,000 growers and therefore completes the fruit and vegetable chain from the “field to the consumer”. During 2007 Besana Group has invested 5,8 million euros, creating new synergies through the acquisition of new storage space for up to 2,600 pallets at Interporto Nola. The new storage spaces are equipped with innovative technology. From 2004 to 2008, the Besana Group launched 148 highest quality new products (special mixes; ready to eat; natural products; and snacks) and actually is developing 24 new mixes. In response to the increasing attention towards healthy eating and food safety, the Besana Group is converting it’s processes to a high technology pasteurisation and sterilization system that completely avoids the use of chemicals.
Main products: hazelnut, walnut, almond, raisins
Other products: dried fruit, seeds, re-hydrated fruit, dried vegetables
Direct production (2008): 92%
Organic (2008): 6%
Main brands: Besana, Almaverde Bio, Made in Blu
Main foreign countries served: Uk, Scandinavia, Belgium, Netherlands
Certifications: Iso 9001, Brc, Soil Association, Icea, Emas II, GlobalGAP, Valid-IT, Fair Trade, Ccpb, Fda, Nop