SACE guaranteed €1.1 million in loans for the Sicilian company Tasca D’Almerita: Italy's wine excellence is growing on global markets
Tasca D’Almerita, the prestigious Sicilian wine company, has singled out the CDP Group export Hub as an essential partner for growth on the foreign markets.
SACE stepped in to guarantee a €1.1 million loan disbursed in two credit lines by BNL Group BNP Paribas and by Mediocredito Centrale - Banca del Mezzogiorno. Thanks to these resources, Tasca D'Almerita can consolidate its role abroad and reinforce the presence of its brands in strategic markets such as the United States and Germany while also assessing new geographies of opportunity. With this new initiative, the export Hub confirms its commitment to the SMEs of Sicily, able to best express the Made in Italy qualities.
Tasca D’Almerita in particular is an undisputed example of excellence in Italian wine. Over the course of its 200 years of history, the company has considerably expanded its production capacity by adding another four estates to its historic Regaleali land, where distinctive varieties are grown and almost four million bottles a year produced. This evolution has also manifested itself in the sustainability field. In 2010, Tasca D’Almerita took part in the SOStain project and obtained certification from Certiquality, which testifies to the observance of the environmental sustainability requirements and the commitment development respectful of the land that is socially fair and economically effective.
The intervention of SACE and SIMEST therefore confirms the commitment to growth abroad of the Made in Italy excellences and is proof of the attention paid to the wine market, which in 2017 saw trading rise up 7.6% over the previous year, for a total of more than €31 billion.
The new SACE SIMEST Export Report confirms the positive trend, above all for Sicilian export, which rose 30.4% in 2017 compared to the previous year. Today Sicily ranks second amongst South Italy's exporting regions. It is driven both by the traditional sectors of agricultural, food and beverage products and by the technological sectors such as chemicals and electronic devices.