Co.ind is an important group into the Italian industrial environment thanks to its 220 millions euro turnover, five production plants all over Italy and four hundred employees. Founded in 1961 in Castel Maggiore (Bologna), Co.ind today is recognized as one of the most important Italian roasting companies.
Coffee private labelling is Co.ind core business: 12.000 tons of green coffee roasted every year and the supplying of the most important companies of distribution, catering and food industry, permit to Co.ind to serve seven millions of Italian families.
The strategic development in manufacturing private label products of the same quality of the leading brands, permitted to Co.ind to diversify its activity creating other food and no-food retail products too.
Co.ind sells into retail and food service channels. Through the decades, the group managed to gain the trust of big clients in both of them, in Italy and abroad.
Co.ind offers, to its customers and consumers, private label products and that are competitive at the same level of market leaders’ production. Co.ind is focused on customer satisfaction providing constant quality standards on products and services and offering very high end users’ protection thanks to very strictly foodstuffs safety standards.
Co.ind is proactive offering a marketing mix constantly updated through the market, competitors and suppliers monitoring. These data collected are used and implemented for constantly improving the products’ development process, R&D, raw material supplying and foodstuffs safety standards.
A very important Co.ind mission objective is the social commitment with efforts on consumers and environmental protection, respect for workers’ rights and fair trade market developing.
Co.ind is a group that is born through a fascinating history that brings with it the magic of coffee beans in distant lands and cultures. The precious plants and their fruits reached Europe thanks to explorer, adventurers and traders who followed the routes of the ships. We are above all indebted to them for that intense pleasure we feel every time we enjoy a good coffee.
Co.ind was founded in 1961 in Castel Maggiore (BO) on the base of this spirit. A company that immediately became an important roasting company in Italy through the passion for the products Co.ind produces. Then, improving year by year following its mission values, Co.ind now is one of the most important roasting company in Italy in terms of green coffee tons roasted every year.
Co.ind is a company that implements modern coffee processes but today, as 50 years ago, it still uses working methods based on a simple but effective formula: a perfect balance between human experience, modern industrial processes and passion for coffee.
Co.ind group manages five plants in Italy: four are in Emilia Romagna region and one is in Veneto, for an overall covered surface of 13.000 sqm.
The factory placed in Castel Maggiore (BO) has different production plants inside: the main is dedicated to coffee roasting, in addition to the one specialized in chocolate production. Always at the Castel Maggiore site there are also machines for Sanitation items and cocoa powder packaging.
The plant in Noale (VE) is dedicated to toiletries production, while the Alfonsine (RA) plant controls the entire agro-alimentary chain for producing frozen vegetables, fruit juices and tomato purée.
Social commitment is one of the most important objectives of Co.ind mission. Co.ind efforts are focused on consumer and environmental protection, on respect for workers’ rights and on fair trade market developing.
Co.ind has demonstrated particular sensitivity to the issue concerning packaging material reduction and in year 2000 was even awarded of the prestigious “Packaging Oscar” from Istituto Italiano Imballaggio.
Co.ind is a Fairtrade/Transfair partner because the company firmly believes into its principles guide:
- Fairtrade guarantees that farmers and workers receive a fair price for their product. The fair price means that farmers can feed their families and that their children can go to school instead of working in the fields;
- Fairtrade guarantees the chance to farmers to access fair financing resources so to avoid usury market;
- Fairtrade guarantees commercial relations of long period, so to give to farmers the chance of a long period activity planning.
Nicaragua project: Co.ind, together with GVC (Civil Group of Voluntary Service), a not Governmental Organization, has made a project to increase the development of poor countries. That project intends to supply the farmers with knowledge and technologies that are useful for being more competitive into the global market.
Co.ind complies with the principles of the SA (Social Accountability) 8000 certification, the international standard regarding the respect for workers’ rights which, among other things, prohibits child labor practices both by the company itself and its suppliers.
Co.ind is able to provide to its private label customers unique and qualitatively balanced blends that allow to bring, into targeted markets and territories, a product that is competitive, safe, consistent and reliable over time.
Co.ind covers all private label roasted coffee segments offering to its customers unique private label products characterized by exclusive compositions and specific roasting processes. What sets Co.ind coffee apart is, first and foremost, its high unfailing quality, obtained through the careful selection of raw materials, and a sophisticated production process electronically controlled in every phase.
Coffee Capsules – Co.ind provides to capsules private label customers a wide range of compatible capsules as Nespresso®*, FAP and Espresso Italia standards.
Co.ind’s ability of choosing and roasting coffee is perfectly balanced into the capsules standard chosen by the customer. Individually packed in carton and retail box, or loose in bag, Co.ind coffee capsules guarantees high hygienic safeness, consistent quality and perfect product aroma protection. Co.ind has also developed some proprietary systems available for private label projects.
Coffee Beans – Co.ind coffee beans’ blends are guaranteed by specific quality checks made in every process phases. Co.ind checks begin at the moment of harvesting, in the countries of origin, where the company’s experts carefully select the best green coffees and verify their conformity with predefined standards.
Once the coffee has arrived in Italy, it undergoes additional chemical/physical checks and specific taste tests at the company’s internal laboratory. Every coffee species is roasted following a specific roasting curves through sophisticated electronic equipment, so as to bring out its specific characteristics. After it has been expertly blended, the coffee is packed and left to mature, in our warehouse. Finally, before its market launch, it must be approved by an expert panel of tasters. All of these steps provide the most reliable quality guarantee for obtaining an extraordinary cup of espresso.
Ground Coffee – The coffee addressed to the grinding phase is processed with state-of-the-art roller grinders to ensure the best quality. The consistency of the output is controlled with a granulometer, a modern instrument that utilises laser technology.
Every ground coffee has to give the same best result in cup at every use: this is the Co.ind aim reached also with stringent quality controls to guarantee a perfect private label ground coffee.
Coffee Pods – Co.ind provides paper coffee pods: each pod is individually packed in a hermetically-sealed environment and guarantees a long lasting crema and the perfect blend of colour and taste every time. Each client can have its private label pod that’s unique for aroma, flavour and taste. Decaffeinated coffee (which cannot contain more than 0,1% of caffeine per cup, as required by Italian regulations) is also excellent, thanks to the careful selection of the coffee varieties used and the slightly strong roast applied.