CDP supporting La Molisana, a Made in Italy agrifood company of excellence

CDP supporting La Molisana, a Made in Italy agrifood company of excellence

The company and its supply chain financed in cooperation with the banking system

A hundred-year history of continuous dialogue between tradition and innovation, with an increasingly strong focus on sustainability. This is La Molisana, one of Italy's leading pasta producing companies in the agrifood sector. A story that began in 1912 in Campobasso, where production still continues today. But the company’s links with the local area go even further. They have built an integrated supply chain involving some 1,500 farmers in the centre-south, proudly being able to write "Grano 100% Italian" (100% Italian wheat) on their packaging, which from 2021 has been made from sustainable paper.

With the aim of further supporting the growth of this sector, €7.5 million of funding has been provided for the company’s “Sua maestà il grano” (Her majesty the wheat) project by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and Intesa San Paolo, in addition to contributions from the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the Puglia Region.

The initiative is designed to strengthen the pasta producer’s competitiveness and that of its supply chain companies by building a supply chain for high-end Italian durum wheat with specific protein and nutritional qualities.

La Molisana, which has seen an exponential growth in turnover from €16 million to €185 million since 2011, has built its success by closely monitoring of every single step of production: from grain selection and sowing, to grinding the wheat into flour in its own mill, to the pasta production. 

Processes and systems that will be improved and expanded also thanks to the support of CDP, which proved to be an invaluable partner, quickly offering its specialised expertise, with which further development projects can be considered in the future. 

With this transaction, Cassa is strengthening its commitment to the south of Italy and to companies that demonstrate their ability to combine sustainability and tradition, which are key levers for successfully operating in domestic and international markets.