INTERVIEW WITH AGROCORRIERE 30.04.2010 - ALCAR UNO or the traceability of the leg quarter throughout the production chain
Our exclusive interview with Giovanni Bortolotti, Sales Manager for Cured Products.
Alcar Uno is primarily a company dealing in fresh pork meat supply of any type of cuts to the Italian cured meat industry. Thanks to the success on the market, however, it developed the cured meat supply service as well. Mr Giovanni Bortolotti, a young, determined, enthusiastic man, is appointed Sales Manager of this deparment. We had a short interview with him about the department’s present days.
First of all, we would like to be guided through the cured products journey. Once a whole department of the Company is dedicated to them, it means the Cured Meat is the newest Company horizon.
All the services supplied by the Cured Products department, as well as by the Fresh Meat Department, is meant for Italian cured meat companies and for the industrial slicers. Large scale retail trade or final clients are not our target indeed. Our clients always find a wide range of leg quarters available: different curing times, sizing, quantity, source, bone-in, deboned, which can be ordered through different channels, with different shipping standards. We are able to meet any specific or special request.
At the present time our Cured Products department produces over 2 millions pieces in our five factories, all based in Italy. This allows us to pay the greatest attention to the traceability of our products throughout the production chain, from the fresh leg quarter to the end of the curing period.
Let’s talk about the logistics of your cured meat production.
Key factors of our clients’ satisfaction are the workers’ professionalism, the modernity of our research and most importantly the location of our factories. They are all located in Modena and Parma districts, as well as in Vicenza district, where Levoni Sante S.p.A. factory produces unsmoked speck.
How is Alcar Uno going through this hard 2010? What are your personal forecasts for the future?
Our path has never really been a rollercoaster, we have never had extremely high ups and extremely low downs. I would say that we developed in a costant way. The last two years have of course not been simple for us too. I think this 2010 is being a “peaceful sailing” for us, which leads me to be quite optimistic for 2011 too.
The important fair Cibus 2010, May 10th-13th, is not far off, and you will be joining it as exhibitors. What are your expectations and thoughts about this international event?
We have many expectations for the forthcoming Cibus, as we were quite satisfied with the 2008 edition. Concerning this, I would like to remind that I was very skeptical about the shortening of the fair and the elimination of Saturday and Sunday as fair days. With hindsight, this choice proved the organizers right: less days would not mean less participants, on the contrary the interest for the displayed products increased. I think this edition will bring the same results.