The Lavazza industrial system is split up into five plants: 3 in Italy and 2 abroad — in Brazil and India, respectively. The products of Italian plants are intended for the international market, while those of foreign plants for the local markets.
The plant at Turin is dedicated to the roasting and packaging of roast & ground coffee. Gattinara produces capsules for the Lavazza Espresso Point, Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza A Modo Mio systems. Pozzilli produces all decaffeinated coffee products for home, bar, café and office consumption. All the plants comply with environmental standards.
To find out more about Lavazza's certifications and quality, go to the dedicated section.
TURIN PLANT: THE FIRST HISTORIC SITE
Roasting and packaging of roast and ground products (roast & ground).
Turin is one of the world's largest, most modern coffee roasting and production plants. Every phase of the process is automated, and controlled by a computer system. The warehouse can hold up to 11,200 pallets moved by a computerised system capable of selecting coffee lots to be shipped based on the production date. This guarantees optimal inventory management according to the first-in first-out principle: the first package stocked is the first one taken out for shipping. The Turin plant is certified according to ISO 9001:2008, UTZ standards.
GATTINARA PLANT: THE HOME OF AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTION
Production of capsules for the Lavazza espresso Point, Lavazza BLUE and Lavazza A Modo Mio systems.
The company recently undertook a major investment in order to improve its production operations and bring the plant's technology up to date, also by developing innovative systems for espresso preparation: Espresso Point, Lavazza BLUE, A Modo Mio.
POZZILLI PLANT: DEK FOR THE WORLD, FROM ITALY
Decaffeination with the natural CO2 method
Established in 1991, the Pozzilli plant is exclusively dedicated to green coffee decaffeination. The method is a natural one, as it uses carbon dioxide, a compound present in the air we breathe and the sparkling water we drink. To find out more, go to the Research & Development section. The plant has obtained certificates of conformity to attest its processing methods comply with EU regulations and the National Organic Program and Organic Production Act of 1990 regulating the biologic transformation of products sold on the American market.
THE FRESH&HONEST PLANT IN CHENNAI
Products for the local vending market
In 2007, Lavazza opened the group's ninth subsidiary, its first direct presence in Asia. At the same time, it also acquired the Indian company Barista — India's second-largest chain of coffee shops with approximately 180 bars — and Fresh&Honest Café, the leader of the Ho.Re.Ca. sector, with traditional machines for beans and Lavazza BLUE capsule systems. India also brought the Fresh&Honest plant at Chennai, which already had ISO 9000 certification. The plant meets the needs of the local vending market, and also produces coffee for the domestic market.
TRES RIOS PLANT
In 2008, Lavazza acquired Café Grão Nobre and Café Terra Brasil. Café Grão Nobre owns a roasting plant at Tres Rios, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which serves the local Ho.Re.Ca. channel.
FRESH&HONEST PLANT IN SRI CITY
In 2011 the foundation stone of the new Lavazza plant in India is laid. The new factory is located in the industrial zone of Sri City, in the Tada region of Andhra Pradesh on the border with Tamil Nadu, approximately 55 km from Chennai. The new industrial complex, comprising five buildings, will stand on a site of about 40,000 square metres, and will use state of the art machinery and equipment.
To learn more about the new plant in Sri City, click here.