Assomela is the Italian Association of Apple Producers. Our members include VOG (Marlene), VIP (Val Venosta), VOG Products, FROM, Melinda, La Trentina, Mezzacorona, COZ, Nord Est, Melapiù, Rivoira, Lagnasco, Melavì and Friulfruct. The cooperative was founded in 1997 and groups together around 80% of Italy’s apple production and 20% of European apple production. It is positioned as a major player on a national, European and international level. Assomela’s members are among the biggest producers in Europe and export to more than 80 different countries.

Assomela tries to create common positions and solutions to issues that members may have. In recent years, Assomela has also contributed to organizing its members' participation at trade fairs around the world, organized conferences and events and participated in the most important meetings for the fruit sector worldwide. At the last GLOBALG.A.P. Board Election, Assomela’s Director, Mr. Alessandro Dalpiaz, was elected Member of the Board.

We decided to become a member of GLOBALG.A.P. to become an active part of GLOBALG.A.P.’s vision, to be in contact with other producers and suppliers, to improve GLOBALG.A.P. Certification and to better promote awareness for safe food production and sustainability. As a representative of the Italian apple sector, we wish to promote food safety and sustainability in cooperation with other members. Being part of the GLOBALG.A.P. vision also means being able to include the expertise and experience of the Italian fruit and vegetable sector, which is one of the most important in Europe.