Gruppo Ferrarini

Specialized in the production of cooked ham without polyphosphates, it is one of the most important food industries in Europe. And now delivers typical Italian products all over the world

Villa Ferrarini

Villa Ferrarini

Established in Reggio Emilia in 1956, Ferrarini Group specialises in the production of cooked ham without polyphosphates. It has become quickly a leader in this segment with a turnover of €350 million. It counts more than one thousand employees in Italy and 300 in the 10 plants across the world. And everyone works for the same goal: keeping Italy’s excellence in the food industry high. The area of the agricultural production and typical products, where Ferrarini’s journey began, has grown considerably over the years and now it is an important support for the industrial activity.



Currently, the Group is considered one of Europe’s most important companies in the food industry, as it promotes and delivers typical Italian products all over the world. In addition to its Cooked Ham with an unmistakable fragrance and flavour, the company provides other Italian delicacies, including Parma Ham and other charcuterie specialties, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP, wine, Modena Balsamic Vinegar, and the traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia.

The company’s history is deeply rooted in the unbreakable bond with the territory, which reflects in the production cycle of typical local products, which are still made according to tradition. Ferrarini monitors the entire supply chain of Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, and wines. It’s over 1,200 hectares of land extends across the entire Reggio Emilia Plain and Emilia Romagna Apennines. This is where the forage for feeding the cows of the Ferrarini Farms comes from. These cows produce the special milk used to make the Ferrarini GMO-free Parmigiano Reggiano. The over 35 hectares of vineyards of the Ferrarini Estate, located in a particularly favourable and fruitful position, provide the must for making the typical balsamic vinegar and wines.

Ferrarini Group is deeply rooted in Italy, having its headquarters in Reggio Emilia, in addition to three production plants, ten dairy cow breeding farms, two dairies, three vinegar cellars, and a wine cellar near the vineyards on the hills of Reggio Emilia. On the other hand, its presence in international markets has been increasing considerably also thanks to the acquisition of Vismara in 2000. This has helped develop new synergies, which have allowed the Group to penetrate international markets and increase the export value to 20% of the turnover. Operating companies deeply rooted in the territory have allowed the Group to consolidate its presence in Western Europe (especially Spain and Switzerland), the United States, Japan, and South-East Asia.