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3 business sectors and the strengths of a great group

Luigi Cremonini’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to create the group 60 years ago; over time, it has become nationally and internationally distinguished not only in the historic beef sector, but also in foodservice distribution and catering.

Cremonini began operating in beef production in 1963, launching the modern meat industry by founding Inalca.

At the end of the 70s he initiated a policy of diversification, expanding into the neighbouring cured meats sector and eventually into two complementary markets: the  1979 purchase of MARR S.p.A.in 1979 added foodservice distribution 1981 to the Group’s offerings, and then in 1982, Cremonini entered the catering business.

These are the three pillars that continue to sustain the Group today: production, distribution and catering.

Cremonini in numbers


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Employees Worldwide


Production Plants Worldwide


Distribution Platform Worldwide


Distribution Units in Italy


Trains served in 5 european countries


Catering Points (stations, motorway and airports)


Restaurant in Italy

The Group today

Today the Cremonini Group, with head offices in Castelvetro, in the province of Modena, employs around 21,500 workers all over the world and in 2023 achieved revenues of 5,542.1 million Euro.

Cremonini is the first private company in Europe for the production of beef and meat-based transformed products (Inalca, Montana, Manzotin, Fiorani and Ibis) and number one in Italy in the commercialisation and distribution of food products to foodservices (MARR). The company is the leader in Italy in train station buffets and vaunts a considerable presence in the principal Italian airports and in motorway catering (Chef Express).

In Europe it is one of the major operators in onboard train catering. Lastly, the company is present in commercial catering with the restaurant branded Roadhouse, Calavera and Billy Tacos.

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Cremonini in the world

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The Cremonini Group, through Inalca, is present in Italy with 21 production plants and worldwide with 10 production plants and 57 distribution platforms located in Russia, Africa, Australia, Poland, Spain, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, USA and Canada. It also develops commercial import/export activities with 70 countries globally.

Through MARR, it is present throughout Italy with 41 distribution units, 7 cash & carry and 4 logistics platforms.

In the catering sector, with Chef Express and Roadhouse it is present in Italy with around 530 points of sale. In Europe where it manages on-board train refreshment activities in 5 European countries and in England and Ireland it is present with 45 catering points of sale in the main railway stations.

The Group's Sustainability

The Group has always approached sustainability issues in a pragmatic way, considering them as a strategic business asset and part of the company’s economic value. Innovation, technology and safety are Cremonini’s DNA, having always operated with the utmost respect for the environment towards a sustainable development consistent with its commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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