1984

1984

Ernesto Madeo and his family establish the first pig farm.

1986

1986

The “Madeo Family Butcher Shop” is officially born, where both, the pork from their own pigs as well as the traditional Calabrian sausages, were then put on the market.

1988

1988

There is an increase of production in traditional salumi. That is one reason why the first artisan laboratory is born and distribution starts.

1991

1991

The big breakthrough: from an artisan laboratory towards an industrial plant. The first factory is born, dedicated to slaughtering and producing traditional Calabrian meats and sausages.

1996

1996

The start of construction on the second processing plant for the production of Calabrian sausage D.O.P.

1998

1998

Establishment of an integrated production system of the company that starts from breeding, processing every single ingredient up to their distribution.

2001

2001

After a long selection process that started in 1990, the Madeo Food Company regains the original genes of the native pig breed “Suino Nero di Calabria” (“Black Pig of Calabria”).

2004

2004

Foundation of “Agrimad”, an agricultural company that combines the different activities of the Madeo Food Company.

2009

2009

After 25 years of business, the Madeo Food Company represents a true role model for innovative and sustainable corporate management all over Calabria. Madeo is the leader and co-founder of the Association that promotes and protects the origin of Calabrian sausage products (“Consorzio di Tutela dei Salumi di Calabria a D.O.P.“).

2011

2011

Inauguration of the third production plant, which is dedicated to slaughtering, deboning and processing of meats and sausages as well as freshly prepared traditional products.

2012

2012

“Il Calabrese” – the beginning of a significant cooperation with McDonald’s. As a result, Madeo won the award for the Best Co-Marketing Initiative (“Miglior iniziativa di Co-Marketing 2012”). With this included intensive communication activities like participating on many television programs and events within Italy and abroad, as well as sponsoring various kinds of sport events.

2013

2013

Award for the best product innovation at the Anuga-Awards (“Migliore innovazione di prodotto 2013” – I Love Pick). The Food Company Madeo is certified to ISO 9001:2008, IFS (Higher level), SQMS McDonald’ s – Slaughter & Deboning, that enables them to export products to Canada and the Ukraine. Madeo also obtained the new certification of the A.I.A. “Italia Alleva – Carne 100% Italiana” as the only pig farm in Calabria.