La Pernice produces fruit and vegetables that are typically from Southern Italy and distributes them throughout Italy and abroad. The company has its main office in Apulia, in an uncontaminated area located between the cities of Turi (Bari) and Mottola (Taranto). It is spread over 150 hectares of direct crops and 8000 square metres of offices and structures for the refrigeration, preservation, washing and packaging of its products. It caters to European markets through channels of large distribution, handling products of first-rate selected quality which is the pride of the company and the main reason why international brands tied to large commercial distribution, choose it. Since 2005, the company has put into effect a program with interventions aimed at improving the company processes, obtaining the British Retail Consortium and International Food Standard Certifications.
La Pernice offers wide versatility regarding packaging, in order to meet the needs of its clients. In fact, it is possible to package our products in boxes ranging from 2 to 13 kilos for bulk and packages from 250 g to 2 kilos in baskets and netted trays or bags with legalised and variable weight from the application of the bar code provided by the client or company. The flowpack packaging can extend the shelf life of the product and improve the presentation on the store shelves. The company is particularly careful in transporting its products; an accurate selection of logistical partners guarantees safe and fast transport to National, European and International markets, thanks to the use of vehicles suitable for intercontinental transport of fruits and vegetables.
Production takes place with full observance of regulations. Our objective is to produce top quality fruits and vegetables with nutritional and organoleptic qualities while observing the natural maturation timing and ensuring safe food. The products come from an area with a large propensity in the Apulia and Basilicata Regions. The processing and packaging plants cover an area of 8,000 sqm which had been extended in 2010 and are equipped with new state-of-the-art technologies. The company has successfully planted an additional 150 hectares (about 370 acres) which became completely productive in 2012. Today, we are able to satisfy the requests of the most important national fruit and vegetable markets.
Thanks to the special attention it gives to the production and genuineness of its products, to its knowledge of national and international markets, to the company’s organisation and its state-of-the-art production plants, La Pernice S.r.l. is able to supply the most prestigious distributors on the European market, both through Private Label as well as through its brand name, La Pernice S.r.l. The company possesses all the most important quality certificates required by the markets, ensuring an extremely high quality level of production. All of this puts La Pernice S.r.l. continually among the front runners of the most important European fruit and vegetable producers.
The high quality equipment and automation in the work areas for cleaning and packaging represent the continual desire of the company to invest in quality and excellence. The provision of facilities and equipment, which are continually in technological evolution, includes:
|No. 2 Cold rooms for blast chilling|
|No. 4 Cold rooms for refrigerated preservation of the products|
|Air-conditioned work area completely renovated in 2010 covering 3,500 sqm in order to maintain the cold chain|
|Cold room areas of 1000 sqm, for a total of 5000 sqm|
|Cherry sorters by Gpgrades|
|No. 2 Sorters for apricots, peaches, nectarines and clementines|
|No. 3 Flowpack machines with relative system for printing/application of label|
|No. 2 Automatic Fillers for Flowpack|
|No. 5 Netting machines|