• Who We Are

L’Àncora srl is an agri-food company specialized in the processing of fresh chestnuts and frozen peeled chestnuts as well as frozen fruit in general. The company philosophy is based on solid foundations both on the supply of an excellent quality finished product and on a customized assistance service for each individual customer; this is of course made possible by the many years of experience gained by the company in all agribusiness fields.

The beginning is in 1926, in the city of Cuneo, when the company S.E.C.A. (Società Esportazione Castagne e Affini) was born.

In 1936 this was joined by the company S.E.C.A. SUD in Avellino (Italy).

The Àncora group enters the market of direct distribution to the specialists of roasted chestnuts of Switzerland, acquiring the company Gentile Marroni Distribuzione, operating in this sector since 1950. The Àncora group is still the national leader in the distribution of the best chestnuts for specialists of roasted chestnuts, reaching thousands of Swiss consumers daily.

In 1970, the factory of Serino (province of Avellino) was added, which still now houses the largest and most important factory of the group.

In 1990 there was a turning point with the birth of the Àncora srl, the spearhead of the group, which brought together all the activities under a single strategic direction.

Currently our company is among the world leaders in the sector thanks to a process of evolution and continuous improvements both from the point of view of continuous updates of the know-how. Important commercial agreements have also been made with partners such as Red Island and TrentoFrutta (purees and concentrated fruit juices) to better represent the Italian product in the world.

Main Factory

Serino (Avellino), Italy

Chestnut harvest center

Conca della Campania (Caserta), Italy

Chestnut harvest center

Cuneo, Italy

Direct distribution center

Glarus Süd, Switzerland

Certified Organic Agriculture – ICEA.
ICEA is synonymous with quality and reliability at an international level for companies and consumers who choose organic. This certification allows the consumer to have important guarantees: to ensure the traceability of the raw materials and the finished product; guarantee the quality of the products.

GLOBALG.A.P. it is the internationally recognized standard for agricultural production which covers: food safety and traceability, environment (including biodiversity), health, safety and welfare of workers. Also includes Integrated Crop Management (ICM), Integrated Pest Control (IPC), Quality Management System (QMS) and HACCP.


The GLOBALGAP GRASP certification is a supplement to the GLOBAL G.A.P certification in order to evaluate social practices in the company, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and well-being.

An international standard for the verification of food products. Also adopted by the main trade associations, this standard is applied at all stages of the production and processing chain of raw materials from agriculture and farms.

The BRC (British Retail Consortium) is a specific global standard for the safety of food products. The objective of the BRC certification is to ensure the quality and safety of food products offered to consumers by GDO suppliers and retailers.

Environmental Management System, certified according to the UNI EN ISO 14001 standard, which allows the systemic management of the environmental aspects inherent to the processes, with a view to efficiency and improvement of environmental performance.