About us

PASSION AND WORK

History of a cooperative

Fruit Modena Group’s history is deeply rooted in the tradition of the company’s land, the memory, and the awareness of the past.

Today, the company blends tradition and innovation to produce pears of guaranteed and superior quality. With a constant focus on the future and sustainability, we aim to be a partner of excellence in the production of not only pears but also apples, plums, and cherries.

Thanks to significant investments in resources and technology across our three plants, we are able to enhance our products. Both of our packing warehouses are equipped with optical calibration systems that increase the value of each batch and meet the demands of different markets. These systems evaluate not only size, weight, and colour but also external quality (iQS), detecting surface defects such as mechanical damages, abrasions, and russeting, as well as internal defects like rotten parts, stalk injuries, and cuts.

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Birth of Campofrigo Cooperative

Campofrigo, a leading company in the fruit sector known for its production and marketing of Made in Italy pears, was established in Campogalliano, in the province of Modena.

1960
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Birth of Eurofrutta Cooperative

Eurofrutta, a farming cooperative known for its production and sale of high-quality pears, was started in Sorbara, in the countryside of Modena.

1970
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Foundation of Fruit Modena Group

Thanks to the experience gained over 50 years of activity in the sector, Campofrigo and Eurofrutta cooperatives merged into a single entity. So, Fruit Modena Group, leader of the target market and able to offer Made in Italy fruits and more, was born.

2007
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Founding members of Opera S.C.A. consortium

We became members of Opera Sca (Agricultural Cooperative Society), the first organisation of Italian fruit growers specialised in pears’ cultivation. The consortium reunites the most important companies in the industry counting over 1000 members across Emilia-Romagna, in Modena, Forlì, and Cesena.

2015
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Entrance in UNAPera APO

Thanks to our membership with Opera, we also joined UNAPera, the first European APO aiming to focus on the shared and regulated development of the pear industry. This organisation establishes common standards and promotes the PGI pears of Emilia-Romagna.

Through UNAPera, we engage in experimental trials of new pear varieties with our own test plots, contributing to the development plans of the entire supply chain.

2021

1960

Birth of Campofrigo Cooperative

Campofrigo, a leading company in the fruit sector known for its production and marketing of Made in Italy pears, was established in Campogalliano, in the province of Modena.

1970

Birth of Eurofrutta Cooperative

Eurofrutta, a farming cooperative known for its production and sale of high-quality pears, was started in Sorbara, in the countryside of Modena.

2007

Foundation of Fruit Modena Group

Thanks to the experience gained over 50 years of activity in the sector, Campofrigo and Eurofrutta cooperatives merged into a single entity. So, Fruit Modena Group, leader of the target market and able to offer Made in Italy fruits and more, was born.

2015

Founding members of Opera S.C.A. consortium

We became members of Opera Sca (Agricultural Cooperative Society), the first organisation of Italian fruit growers specialised in pears’ cultivation. The consortium reunites the most important companies in the industry counting over 1000 members across Emilia-Romagna, in Modena, Forlì, and Cesena.

2021

Entrance in UNAPera APO

Thanks to our membership with Opera, we also joined UNAPera, the first European APO aiming to focus on the shared and regulated development of the pear industry. This organisation establishes common standards and promotes the PGI pears of Emilia-Romagna.

Through UNAPera, we engage in experimental trials of new pear varieties with our own test plots, contributing to the development plans of the entire supply chain.

Towards a more sustainable business

Nowadays more than ever the concept of sustainability is a priority. To adopt a working approach more focused on this vision, it is essential to start with small actions and develop a culture of respect for both people and the environment.

At Fruit Modena Group, we have long supported recycling, the reduction of energy waste, the collection of rainwater for cooling systems, and the maintenance of green spaces with natural products. We have also prioritised the use of alternative energy sources. Indeed, by 2026, we plan to enhance the solar power system in our Campogalliano plant and install a new one in Sorbara.

FMG has raised the bar of sustainability in its orchards by progressively implementing green practices in its production. These include integrated pest management and the use of pheromone disruption to control pests like the codling moth (Cydia pomonella), pollinating insects such as bumblebees and mason bees, and anti-insect nets. In addition, we have replaced traditional synthetic pesticides with natural repellents and fortifying agents, among other methods.

Our goal is to ensure sustainable development preserving resources for future generations. This will allow them to enjoy a technical and cultural heritage of high quality and value.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Our numbers

Members

Storage capacity

Hectares in pears’ production

Production capacity

Average production

Cold rooms

OUR LOCATIONS

Our plants

Our plants are equipped by cutting-edge technology to guarantee products’ quality and freshness. The passion for our work and attention to details enable us to offer high-quality fruits. Moreover, the synergy of our locations’ operations allows us to meet customers’ needs, complying with the highest production standards.

Sorbara di Bomporto (Modena)

This location for pear calibration, packaging, and storage (with a capacity of 25,000 tons) is specialised in processing Williams, Max Red Bartlett, and Santa Maria varieties. It is equipped with optical calibration systems enhancing product quality and 99 cold rooms, including 97 for storage (DCA-AC-RN) and 2 for shipping.

The plant has two processing lines: the first is provided with an electronic calibration system with 6 water channels, 6 bin fillers, and 8 packing benches. The second line has 12 automated fillers and 8 packing benches. Additionally, there is an autosampler to supplement manual sampling.

Campogalliano (Modena)

This location for pear calibration, packaging, and storage (with a capacity of 25,000 tons) is specialised in processing Abate Fetel, Conference, and Falstaff varieties. It features optical calibration systems enhancing product quality and 71 cold rooms, including 68 for storage (DCA-AC-RN) and 3 for shipping.

The plant includes two processing lines: a more advanced one with a water bin filling system increasing packing efficiency and reducing processing costs, and a second, more traditional line, with 24 outputs and corresponding packing benches. Most operations, typically manual, have been automated here to ensure a continuous production flow and maximum efficiency.

Rolo (Reggio Emilia)

This location is intended for the storage of the cooperative’s pears. It has a storage capacity of 10,000 tons of pears that can be stored in 21 cold rooms (AC and RN).

TERRITORY AND SUPPLY CHAIN

Stories of a territory

Fruit Modena Group has chosen to shape its future starting from enhancing the value of all the farming companies located in the fertile plains of Modena and Reggio Emilia, which form its core.

Support for producers begins daily by improving orchards’ productivity and establishing a strong network of connections with research and training institutions to ensure the preservation of our environmental heritage.

EXPORT

Stories of international connections

From European and Italian large-scale retail to shops and both national and international processing industries, we market our products in over 50 countries worldwide.

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