Italian family producer of ice creams and sorbets is looking for distributors.

OFFER from Italy, reference: BOIT20200903002, valid from 03-09-2020 untill 08-09-2021

  • Start date:
    3 september 2020
  • End date:
    8 september 2021
  • Summary:
    An Italian family-owned producer of high-quality gelato (Italian ice-cream) and sorbets for the Ho.Re.Ca sector (Hotel-Restaurant-Café), ice-cream shops and retailers, located in the Torino area, is offering a wide range of flavors, with a careful selection of raw materials (most of them are also gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians/vegans). The company is looking for trade intermediaries to work under distribution agreements.
  • Description:
    One of the owners of the Italian company started to work in the '80s in the kitchen of the two-Michelin starred family restaurant with the goal of creating high-quality desserts with sophisticated flavors. The second step was the creation of a small artisanal ice-cream and sorbets production laboratory. The project has been so successful that made it possible to turn this small artisanal ice-cream production laboratory into a larger state-of-the-art plant of 5000 company produces three product lines with their tubs and/or jars: for HO.RE.CA (in particular restaurants), for ice-cream parlors and for retails. Every flavor originates from the skillful use of ingredients, combined through varied and innovative processes.

    With a daily production capability of 15 tons, it offers a wide range of flavors (over 40) with the use of exceptional raw ingredients including some Slow Food Presidium products. Furthermore, the milk used for the ice cream comes from the company-owned dairy farm and only seasonal fruits are used. In order to enhance the natural taste of fruits, its sorbets do not contain milk and fat and thanks to a special blending technique sorbet's texture is similar to ice cream's texture.
    It is certified BRC (British Retail Consortium) with grade AA and US FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Most of the flavors are gluten free, Kosher certified and suitable for vegetarians and/or vegans.
    The company already exports and has international experience and now seeks to increase its business in foreign countries. Therefore it is looking for distributors in the agrofood sector dealing with frozen products.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Distribution services agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is looking for distributors specialized in working with frozen products (cold chain -20°C).

    SME 11-50

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Health food
  • Technology keywords:
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of other food products n.e.c.
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    - 34 years of experience
    - Use of milk produced in the company's cow farm
    - A few years ago the company also launched an initiative to enhance the importance of traditional farming culture and of selecting raw ingredients at their very source
    - Products have no preservatives, are gluten-free and can be eaten by vegetarians and vegans
    - Artisanal approach together with innovative production processes
    - In 2006 the company was awarded the title of "Maestri del Gusto" (“Masters of Taste”) , a prestigious award by the Turin Chamber of Commerce that is given to excellent local artisanal businesses producing traditional and genuine products.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME 11-49
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
  • Year Established:
  • Turnover:
    1 - 10M
  • Country of origin:
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Italian