A WELL-ESTABLISHED Italian food packaging, equipment and ingredients supplier has joined the Sirane network as a distributor in the country.
Alimenta is a well-connected Italian supplier into the food trade whose existing product range includes food trays, cutlery, porcelain goods, Gastronorm trays and spices. The company has identified Sirane as a good partner with which to expand its offering.
Veronica Nocilla said: “With 25 years of experience, Alimenta is specialised in providing products and equipment for meat processing for everything from small butcher shops and artisan businesses through to supermarkets and large-scale processors.
“Our main criteria of quality and safety has led the Alimenta’s team to choose a range of products which are of a high standard and highly specialised, avoiding mass-market products, always aiming to supply clients with the best product available.
“Everything we supply in to the industry is done so in line with all relevant European certifications, essential in the food industry both nationally and internationally.
“With research and development, Alimenta has over the years expanded the range of items offered, reinforcing the brand with the exclusive distribution in Italy of some of these. The company represents some big brands in trays, spices, food equipment and food papers.
“Alimenta is very pleased to have embarked on a new project in cooperation with Sirane, becoming the distributor for Italy - with two particular products our initial focus, absorbent pads and the range of steam-cooking bags for the oven/microwave.“
Alimenta’s main focus will be the food packaging industry – and Sirane can offer a number of specialisms in this area, including absorbency, shelf-life extension, ovenable and microwaveable bags, microwave susceptors and many other packaging solutions.
Our absorbent pad range includes mats for meat, poultry, fruit and seafood, including pads with odour absorbency, ethylene absorbency and integrated anti-microbial properties. Our cooking bag range includes printed and non-printed steam-cooking bags in a number of formats, including self-seal for over-the-counter use, as well as a range of oven/BBQ bags.
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Alimenta, as their company offers us great potential across the whole of Italy.
“Alimenta – like Sirane – is passionate about the food industry and finding the right solutions to problems. They’ve seen the potential for Sirane’s products to become part of the solutions they offer, and this has the potential to become a great long-term partnership.
“I have just returned from visiting the company in Italy, and they are set-up to really make some big in-roads into the Italian market – I am very excited about the possibilities here.”
Sirane is a highly innovative packaging product development-to-manufacture company based in Telford, Shropshire. It has four divisions: food packaging; medical and healthcare; industrial and horticultural, and a number of agents and distributors across the world.