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.