Spanish food manufacturer Cerealto has announced it has acquired Italian pasta factory Pastificio Mediterranea.
Cerealto has committed to keeping all 63 employees as well as purchasing the machinery and production lines at the site near Genoa. Following its sustainability policy, the Spanish brand will continue using local Italian suppliers.
Around 70 types of pasta are made at the Pastificio Mediterranea factory, including organic and wholemeal, with different varieties of 100% Italian semolina. Pasta made with ingredients such as kamut, chickpeas and spelt is also made at the facility.
Cerealto currently supplies ‘Made in Italy’ pasta to its customers mainly in Austria, Italy, France, the US, Mexico and Chile.
The latest acquisition continues the company’s strategy of international expansion in southern Europe, following recent purchases of factories in Spain and Portugal.
Cerealto specialises in the manufacture of cereal-based products, including biscuits, breakfast cereals, cereal bars, crackers, baby food, pasta, bread and pastries. It employs more than 1,600 workers with production centres in Spain, Portugal, Italy, the UK and Mexico.
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