Our history is your present
MACOLIVE is in Italy, precisely in Tuscany, in a valley situated among the beautiful Tuscan hills between Florence, Lucca, and Pisa where there is a deeply rooted agricultural tradition, especially the olive one.
The origins of the company date back to 1919, when Orlando Cei began to process olives and, from the small town of Lamporecchio, in Tuscany, he supplied the sellers of the village markets. This activity was continued by Remo Cei, Mauro’s father.
Macolive is a family business, arrived nowadays to the fourth generation.
From the 1970s, Macolive from local reality, essentially based on the processing of olives, has broadened more and more the range of its products by adding capers, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, peppers, and garlic.
Apart from what mentioned above, it has further strengthened its core business, the table olives, consolidating over the years its position of importer from the two main supplier countries, Greece and Spain.
Simultaneously to the increase of the number of suppliers and reference markets, also thanks to the growing globalisation, in Macolive we realise the need to be able to carry out more controls regarding the cultivation and processing phases of the products to ensure the clients, in the meanwhile more and more numerous and international, the fulfilment of the increasingly important standards both in terms of quality and observance of the strict hygiene-health standards.
Hence the stipulation of exclusive collaboration and partnership agreements with the main producers of semifinished raw materials of the world that allowed it to obtain high contractual power as well as great control of the cultivation, harvest, and processing phases in almost all the countries where it takes in supplies of products and raw materials.
In addition, Macolive was the first European company of the sector to cross the Chinese border, collaborating first with the Chinese governmental organisations then becoming partner of one of the largest private groups of the country in the agri-food sector.
Macolive has also undertaken commercial agreements with important local realities in Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece for the harvest and processing of capers, olives, artichokes, tomatoes, and peppers, which place Macolive among the first world producers of the above-mentioned products.