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Now it’s official. The Lactalis group and the Ambrosi family have signed an assignment agreement of the entire capital of the company Ambrosi SpA The Emmi group, owner of 25% of the capital of Ambrosi SpA, will in turn sell its shareholding to Lactalis.
The Ambrosi Group operates with over 430 collaborators worldwide with a turnover of approximately 420 million euros. Ambrosi SpA specializes in the production and distribution of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano, the two most important Italian PDO cheeses, a sector in which Lactalis had a limited presence up to now. The note reads: «The agreement provides confirmation of the current managementwith the purpose of to accelerate further the international growth of the activity ».
Thus Giuseppe Ambrosi, president and CEO of the company based in Castenedolo: “After 80 years of history and successes that have allowed the Ambrosi Group to develop the sales of its cheeses in Italy and in the world, with a presence in over 50 villages, we have chosen another family business, entrusting the future development of Amber cheeses to Lactalis. This choice represents the best guarantee of success for the employees of our Group and for our products: proof of this is what Lactalis has managed to achieve with the growth of the mozzarella market. Lactalis has shown that it knows how to combine respect for traditions with the development of brands ».
For Giovanni Pomella, CEO of the companies of the Lactalis group in Italy “this operation confirms the interest of the group in supporting and developing the Italian dairy supply chain: thanks to the strong penetration capacity of Lactalis’ international commercial network, two exceptional cheeses such as Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano will be able to consolidate their international presence and expand into new markets ».
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