Albalat Società Cooperativa Agricola

Albalat Società Cooperativa Agricola
Parmigiano Reggiano production
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Albalat Società Cooperativa Agricola
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ROSSS rebuilds the warehouse of the Società Cooperativa Agricola Albalat

Albalat is an agricultural cooperative society headquartered in Modena. As a member of the Consorzio GranTerre-Parmareggio, it represents a unique supply chain in the production of Parmigiano Reggiano and its main ingredient: milk.

With 616 hectares of land and a cheese factory that produces 35,000 wheels of Parmigiano every year, Albalat operates with passion and dedication in the provinces of Modena, Bologna, Reggio Emilia and Mantua.

Albalat’s challenges

After the earthquake in May 2012, Albalat had to react to the urgent need to recover and safely store its prestigious wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano to return to full operation.
The challenge was double: create a warehouse that could be anti-seismic and functional, which could host all the wheels without compromising the storage capacity and perfectly compatible with the machinery used for the cheese handling.

What ROSSS did for Albalat

In just 4 months since the 2012 earthquake, ROSSS performed a true engineering miracle: an 80-metre long by 53-metre deep warehouse, made using Tree Cheese scalere, which are anti-seismic shelving units for the storage of 108,960 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano.

The warehouse – subdivided into five cells connected by internal doors – is equipped with 7.75 metre high shelving with 20 loading boards each.

A state-of-the-art aeration system ensures the perfect ripening of the cheese. Moreover, it is fully compatible with revolving mechanisms, which guarantee cleanliness.

Benefits achieved by Albalat

  • Safety and serenity: the new anti-seismic warehouse of Albalat guarantees product protection and the safety of workers, even in case of seismic shocks, ensuring greater serenity and business continuity.
  • Greater storage capacity: thanks to the new warehouse, Albalat increased its storage capacity by 45,000 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano, thus meeting the growing market demand and optimising production.
  • Efficiency and productivity: the functional design of the warehouse and compatibility with the machinery used for the cheese handling ensure efficiency and productivity in the processes of storing, cleaning and turning of the wheels.
  • Improved product quality: controlling the humidity conditions inside the warehouse helps maintain the superior quality of the Parmigiano Reggiano produced by Albalat.
  • Strengthened corporate image: the new warehouse is a symbol of rebirth and innovation for Albalat, reinforcing the company’s image as well as its reputation for excellence in the Parmigiano Reggiano industry.