The Saipa Group
A little history
Brothers Claudio (veterinary) and Enrico Vissani set up the first farm immediately after the Second World War around 1950 in Tolentino, in the province of Macerata. With it they established the first sector of a business that was destined to expand considerably. The dedication, passion and love of their lands soon yielded important results. The initial farming of geese, ducks and the sale of eggs were combined with farming of pigs, barn chickens and lastly cows.
In the course of time the animal feed factory was opened, initially in the centre of the village, and around 25 years ago was transferred to the current company premises. The various production lines were opened along with the slaughterhouse, various sales points and finally the cured meat factory, the last to arrive but now the Group's driving force. Today Saipa is a joint stock company, but its Board of Directors continues to remain in the hands of the family, and is made up of first and second generation members of the family: from the Chairman Paolo Vissani, son of Claudio, to the mother and two cousins. They lead a cutting-edge team currently made up of around 120 people. The result sees a flexible and versatile company that boasts over sixty years' experience in the field. It is a company that is always willing to embark on new market challenges, and whilst its origins are firmly rooted in tradition it always looks to the future.
The group's companies
SAIPA (the Industrial Farming Company for Food Products) possesses three main business sectors: the Animal Feed Factory which produces feeds for the companies and third parties, with aquaculture and animal biscuits; the Cured Meat Factory for producing the Marche region's traditional no-GM cured meats, for which only certified Italian meats are used, along with a vast range of traditional Italian cured meats; and the "La Cisterna" farm cooperative, which slaughters animals from its own farms and supplies pork for Saipa cured meats, as well as selling its own meat and poultry. Another fundamental line of business closely linked to the above lines is the farming of pigs, chickens and cows, which completes the Saipa supply chain. The company traceability process makes it possible to oversee every single product made from its origins to its consumption: thus it is possible to see which animal it derives from, what it ate, where and how it was slaughtered and when it was processed