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SPECIALISED IN TOP-GRADE FRUIT & VEGETABLES

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We came into existence under the name Organizzazione Produttori Ortofrutticoli VENETO (OPO - Fruit & vegetable growers’ organisation from the Veneto area) in the year 2001. This venture was the joint effort of two long-standing co-operatives from the towns of Zero Branco (Treviso) and Sottomarina di Chioggia (Venice) who had been working on both the Italian and foreign markets since the 60s. Since then a lot of water has gone under the bridge and now many other co-operatives have joined forces with us. We have a membership of 400 direct single members and 100 indirect members.

The two founding co-operatives (Associazione Ortofrutticoltori Marca Trevigiana S. Bovo from the town of S. Alberto di Zero Branco and
Cooperativa Ortolani Sottomarina from the town of Sottomarina di Chioggia) have been joined by other farming entities, such as:

  • the La Nuova di Sottomarina Co-operative from Sottomarina di Chioggia (Venice)
  • the Consorzio Freschissimi - Campagna Lupia (Venice)
  • the Produttori Agricoli del Fucino di Luco dei Marsi Co-operative (l’Aquila)
  • the Terre Euganee di Pernumia co-operative (Padua)
  • the Ortolani di Rosolina Co-operative (Rovigo)
  • the Corte Veneta di Cologna Veneta Co-operative (Verona).

With sales in excess of 40 million euros, we are present in North-Eastern and Central Italy and we deal with the most important mass-market retailer chains around. Growing and trading high-end produce from regions all over Italy, we are a way-post for anyone involved in high-end produce not only nationwide but also in Europe.

EXPERIENCE AND TEAM SPIRIT


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman Daminato Adriano
Deputy chairmen Brognera Mauro
Nadai Marco
Quaggio Luciano
Delegated Board Member Cesare Bellò
Directors Agostini Vittorio
Boscolo Vincenzo "Stornellon"
Bragagia Giovanni
Braggion Alessandro
Bragioto Andrea
Directors Gasparin Giampaolo
Lora Gianni
Mancon Francesco
Manfrin Giampietro
Manzan Paolo
Mion Giampaolo
Peraro Marcello
Petranzan Ettore
Stocco Nicola
Torresan Carlo
Vaccari Antonello
Chairman of the Board of Auditors Mattesco Armando
Standing statutory auditor Perini Mario
Zanellato Mara
Director Arrigoni Francesco
Deputy Director
(Secretary of Corporate Bodies)
Natali Simone
Administration Martignago Daniele
Sales & Marketing Tronchin Sergio

OUR AIMS

1

GUARANTEED EARNINGS
We help provide our members with a guarantee of income by assisting them with technical issues, economic matters and giving them cultural insight; our production planning is geared to market demands; we promote supply concentration, marketing and fostering our idea of the fruit and vegetable sector.

2

PROTECTING HEALTH
We raise awareness of the link between health and the environment, promoting crop-growing techniques and farming methods which safeguard the quality of the water, the soil and the landscape as well as preserving or nurturing biodiversity. To do this, we are heavily involved in training and educational activities.

3

A VIRTUOUS SUPPLY CHAIN
We promote the consumption of fruit & vegetables, offering buyers products grown by companies with a strong propensity for natural produce. The production processes used on our farmlands have a low impact on the environment. We organise the supply chain, offering our members new trading opportunities and reducing costs for consumers.

WE HAVE GROWN TOGETHER

AOP VENETO ORTOFRUTTA
In 2008 OPO VENETO was a lead partner and major promoter in setting up the Growers’Association & Consortium - VENETO Ortofrutta soc. Cons. r.l., formerly known as the AOP del Veneto.
By bringing together Growers’ Organisations from all over the Veneto areas, the Association manages to obtain economies of scale, increasing the business capacity and overall efficiency of its single members and making it easier for them to tackle what has now become a world market.
The OP members are able to contend with competition on the market by acting as an organised group, both on a regional and European level. This gives the products added worth and enables suppliers to pool services and logistics which makes enormous sense for both local farmers and customers.

The members of the AOP VENETO ORTOFRUTTA are the Growers’ Organisations:

- OP Cop di San Giovanni Lupatoto (Verona) - www.opconsorziopadano.it
- OP Co.Fru.Ta. di Giacciano con Barucchella (Rovigo) - www.cofruta.it
- OPO VENETO di Zero Branco (Treviso) - www.ortoveneto.it

WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

“The VENETO s.c.a. Fruit & Vegetables Growers’ Organisation and Consortium is the most significant Growers’ Organisation specialised in vegetable/fruit crops belonging to the Italian national Union of Growers’ Organisations (UNAPROA). It has developed an internal Quality-Control System and Marketing System which should be held up as a shining example for any other areas in Italy involved in produce growing.”

Fabrizio Marzano, UNAPROA chairman

If you are a grower and interested in joining OPO VENETO, please submit an application form with all the relevant documentation to the Board of Directors.

Membership Form

For any enquiries, please get in touch with the administrative office:
OPO VENETO via Bellini, 2 31059 Zero Branco (Treviso)
info@ortoveneto.it - tel. +39 0422 345164