The long history of L'Ortofrutticola Cooperative of Albenga began in 1941

Le date importanti che hanno segnato la storia e la crescita della Cooperativa per la promozione del territorio e dei prodotti agricoli.

  • 1906

    The "agricultural Federation anonymous Cooperative of Albenga" is born.
    The social purposes are to facilitate collective shipments, by rail, of members' products, to purchase fertilizers and materials, to provide assistance and legal means to growers.
    The target markets are Milan, Turin, Genoa and Nice.

  • 1929

    The assembly of the members of the Federation adopts the "Shipping Regulations".

  • 1939

    The Federation is incorporated into the Provincial Agricultural Consortium, established by the fascist system.

  • 1941


    On October 12th., against the will of the regime, over 450 people gather at the Odeon Cinema and found the anonymous company Cooperative "L'Ortofrutticola": the first president is Giuseppe Vazio, the initial members are 208.

  • 1941


    The deed of incorporation is signed.

  • 1942


    A 100 Lire share of the company anonymous L'Ortofrutticola

  • 1943


    The members of the Cooperative

  • 1950 - 1960

    Collective shipments and the commercial activity of the "Fertilizer Warehouse" are growing.
    L'Ortofrutticola participates in the constitution of the Experimental Horticultural Center.

  • 1959

    The cooperative undertakes the export route, adopting a dedicated "Special Regulation".

  • 1960

    L'Ortofrutticola increases its share capital and buys lands in Morella where the new headquarters will be built.

  • 1970

    The headquarters in Via Dalmazia is completed.

  • 1971


    The "auction sale" begins with an electronic auctioneer.

  • 1972

    The Cooperative starts the commercial relationship with Coop supermarkets.

  • 1973

    The technical assistance service is established.

  • 1986

    Ce.Mi.Va., the Varietal Improvement Center in the Massaretti Region, becomes operational, which is now the place of ​​the current headquarters of the Cooperative

  • 1988

    Introduction of integrated pest management systems.

  • 1997

    An agreement is signed with the CC container for the management of the deposit of the CC Trolleys.

  • 1999

    L’Ortofrutticola, the Ingauni winemakers and the Arnasco olive cooperative form a consortium in Coop Intesa.

  • 2004

    The OrtoShop is inaugurated

  • 2004 - 2011
    2004 - 2011

    2004 - 2011

    The land is purchased in the Massaretti Region where the current new headquarters of the Cooperative will be built.
    2006 approval of the project.
    2009 September, the construction site opens.
    2009 May, signing of the preliminary sales agreement for the area of ​​via Dalmazia and the tender specifications for the new headquarters.
    2011 The deed of sale of the area of ​​via Dalmazia is signed.

  • 2012


    The current headquarters in the Massaretti Region is inaugurated.

  • 2013

    The photovoltaic system is activated

  • 2016

    Important step for the certifications of our Cooperative: we have become GLOBAL G.A.P. - CHAIN ​​OF CUSTODY Version 5.0 for potted and cut aromatic plants and for fresh fruit and vegetables.
    We have also extended the certification of organic products to cut herbs as well.

  • 2019

    The structure of our Cooperative changes from inside, creating a top-down organization.

  • 2020

    The deep transformation is completed and the internal organization reaches its definitive structure with the arrival of a new general manager.

L'Ortofrutticola Società agricola cooperativa | Reg. Massaretti, 30/1 - 17031 Albenga | P.IVA/C.F. 00110420098 | Iscrizione Albo Nazionale delle Società Cooperative n. A144066, sezione Cooperative a mutualità prevalente | C.C.I.A.A. SV REA 17557 | Albo Export SV001100 - Capitale sociale al 30/06/2023: 298.987,00€
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