In 2006 Vittorio Caligari and Marco Babbi founded Ortofrutta Caligari & Babbi s.r.l., in Savignano sul Rubicone (Emilia Romagna), beginning their activity collecting local fruit. Already in the first winter season they introduced the fennel processing just to keep the warehouse busy. In the coming years the fennel processing was still constantly alternated with fruit.
By fulfilling the all year round demand, fennel quickly became the company’s main activity, allowing the Caligari e Babbi to specialize in collecting, selecting, processing and delivering fennel both in Italy and Europe. In the coming years the “Ortofrutta Caligari e Babbi” constantly invested in Know-How, innovation and technology, resulting in the recent installation of a brand new line of work with automated calibration and ozonized water washing.
Nowdays the company collect over 10 thousand tons of raw produce.