The Cooperativa Produttori Carne Coltivatoti Diretti San Nicolò (cooperative society of farmers and Chianina breeders) was established in 1974 by a group of farmers in order to introduce and sell their products in a market dominated by the French meats.
The activity starts in 1974 with the opening of a butcher shop in Terni to sell the cooperative members’ products.
The change of the market conditions, due to the rising of wholesale distribution cause a crisis in the little butcher shop. The Co.pro.car. changes its business direction, starting from the pre-packaged products to the modified atmosphere packaging.
Later the Co.pro.car. becomes member of the C.C.B.I., a consortium of Italian bovines Chianina breeders, and starts exclusively to make high quality products.
In 1998 following the need of having a bigger processing room, the company decides to buy a 4000m2 lot in the industrial area of Montecatrilli strategically located next to the E45 highway exit in order to enable a faster meat transport. The following year the construction of the building starts.
On the 18th of April 2000 the new butcher laboratory and processing rooms are opened.
In the same year the company obtains the EU seals for the section, producing and preparation of bovine meat. Today the cooperative has only one seal EEC 2376/S.
WHAT WE DO
The company processes and sells exclusively Chianina breed bovines, which arrive to the factory from the slaughterhouses – partners of the consortium C.C.B.I. Most of them are packaged in modified atmosphere, skin packagings, or vacuumed. We sell them to wholesalers or supermarkets chains such as Metro, Auchan, Carrefour, Sma, Il Gigante in Italy and Europe.
AUTO MONITORING AND NORMATIVE UPDATE
The Co. Pro. Car. Cc. dd. San Nicolò applies auto-monitoring measures in compliance with the law (D.Lvo 155/97 of the Italian law and the new EU regulations on hygiene EC n. 2073/2005) and according to a auto-monitoring document written by an external team leader, in which it is specified a risk analysis system and the control of critical points in the HACCP.
The equipments and the machines we use are new and with advanced technologies to ensure an excellent manufacturing of the products.
The company has decided to follow and apply a high quality policy by several means:
In 2004 a quality management system was developped according to the BRC/IFS standards and the general monitoring authority SGS (Société Générale de Survaillance). This has lead to the improvement processes and strengthen the results obtained by the appliance of the auto-monitoring procedures HACCP.
To fulfil the quality development and improvement process in each step of the production, the company rely on human resources in the increasing of the internal control level, in order to be more efficient for the clients and distribution chains.
In creating and developing its quality management system the company commits to:
- Continue to develop, at every organization level, the quality culture and the conservation of traditions with respect to the different religious groups.
- Give to clients’ satisfaction a key role in the strategic decisions, in each process and in the production activity.
- Provide high quality products made from C.C.B.I. selected raw materials.
To ensure the appliance and maintenance of a quality system, the company management nominates a RAQ/RCQ with the specific task of keeping the company update about the outgoing of the quality system.
RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONNEMET
The company also pays its attention to the environment protection and social responsibility: limits the impact of production’s activities on the environment and safeguards it by adopting the principles of corporate social responsibility, in order to support human values and behave “responsible”.