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Italy: Organic growth at Italplant

Italplant is a Sicilian nursery that, in over thirty years of business, has always met the commitments made to its clients, suppliers and employees. 

As established by the Fidone family, who founded the business, the working rhythm is humane. People love their jobs here and managers listen to client needs. Thanks to this, Italplant has become a leader in the nursery garden sector.

This is the heritage that founder Vincenzo Fidone now proudly shares with his sons Antonino and Tommaso, who chose to work in the family business focusing on both agronomic and commercial innovation. 

The nursery is located in the Ragusa province, just 1 km from the sea. It produces grafted and standard plants for the regional and national professional markets.

It produces organic plants certified by Bioagricert. Various organic companies operating on the European markets are among its clients. 

The nursery grows all species of plants on peat, pressed peat and coir. 

Tommaso and Antonino Fidone

FreshPlaza visited the company to see its work first-hand. Even though activities are now reduced to the seasonality of production cycles, we could see how processing is carried out in facilities that are tidy and clean, by twenty employees (which become eighty when the season is in full swing).

We were welcomed by Antonino Fidone, who showed us around, but we could not refrain from asking an important question.

At a time when the market is continuously looking for segmentation, how do you deal with competition?
"Our procedures respect nursery garden rules in terms of sterility and care for the product. This means we are chosen also by the most demanding clients, who trust us."

"Ever since my brother and I started managing the business, we have always tried to combine tradition with technological innovation. The values our father transmits to us every day contribute to the high quality of our work, which our clients appreciate more and more every year."

"The secret lies in our professionalism."

Azienda Agricola Italplant
Contrada Trippatore - Sampieri
97018 Scicli (RG)
Tel.: 0932 939516
Antonino Fidone - cell. 393 9211330
Tommaso Fidone - cell. 392 9518031

Author: Gaetano Piccione
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