1963: the production of organic fertilizers starts in Roverchiara in the province of Verona, deriving exclusively from the powder version of humified manure, successfully utilized in agriculture, hobby industries and in the compost sector.
1972: the company moves to a new plant in S. Pietro di Morubio (VR), covering a total area of 50000 sq.mt.
1976: the production of organic fertilizers from pelleted manure begins.
1981: from the initial 10000 sq.mt. of built area the plant subsequently increases to 13000 sq.mt.
1986: the plant was fitted with a system for the demolition of airs and odours, unique of its kind in Italy for this type of application.
1988: the production of organic-mineral fertilizers begins, by uniting the organic matrix from manure together with the chemical-mineral matrixes (sulphur, ferrous sulphate, magnesium sulphate, potassium sulphate and others).
1992: the built-up area of the plant is expanded from 13000 sq.mt. to 20600 sq.mt.
1993: the production of a specific line of fertilizers begins for the semi-professional and hobby sector.
1996: the plant is enlarged. A total closed area of 30600 sq.mt. is reached and with the purchase of a new building area, the total surface amounts to 80000 sq.mt.
1999: the production of liquid fertilizers begins in packs of Kg.1 – Kg.5 – Kg.6 – Kg.20 – Kg.80 – Kg.200 – Kg.1000.
2000: the production of granular organic-mineral fertilizers begins, in addition to pellet fertilizers.
2001: the new technical-commercial and administrative offices are built with an ample parking place for visitors and motor vehicles in general.
2002: the manufacturing division is expanded with the installation of new equipment and machinery, with a 30% increase of productive capacity.
2003: ISO 14001 certification is obtained.
2004: the production of fertilizers begins in small packs of Kg.1 – Kg.3 – Kg.5 – Kg.6 – Kg.10 – Kg.20.
2006: new packaging plant for 400-500-600-800-1,000-kg big-bags.
2007: new wastewater treatment plant.
2009: new processing method for manure in compliance with EC Regulation 1774/02.
2010: new plants: automatic tubular packaging machine and new exclusive system to protect pallets from rain and wind. The ‘bandage’ is replaced with a single ‘hood’: the nylon film is always transparent and moisture retention is avoided.
2011: plant expansion with a new warehouse of 5000 square metres used for raw materials. Installation robot for pallets (the first anthropomorphous robot used in a fertilizer industry in Italy). New laboratory for analysis products and raw materials, responsible laboratory doc. Alberto Modena. New meeting room for visitors and customers.
2012: installation second anthropomorphous robot for pallets. New automatic packaging machine, with bag coil, for water soluble and special fertilizers. ISO 50001:2011 certification is obtained.
2013: 40th company anniversary.
2014: OHSAS 18001:2007 certification is obtained.
2015: significant high-tech innovation: integration of automations and display of production line on a synoptic data.
2016: opening new commercial offices. Enlarged parking space. AIAB certification is obtained. Extended packing department with new machineries and construction of department 8 made of 13000 sq.mt.
2017: opening of Center of Plant Nutrition (CPFN) and new department 9.
2018: 45th company anniversary. Renovated department 2A.
2019: packaging department extended and upgraded with new machines.
2020: installation of a new soft-blend system. Opening of new research center of 410 sq.mt, FometL@b.
Fomet Spa has manufactured and merchandized special and natural fertilizers for professional agriculture since 1973; it must be remembered, however, that the first experimental tests were started in 1969. The philosophy of processing and developing its own products has always been the application of natural methods and systems in an industrial context.
Indeed Fomet Spa intends to realize products which give a biological activity to the soil, together with humic components, thereby contrasting the ever-increasing productive decline of soils, their progressive destructuration, together with their growing difficulty in production.
In particular, the optimal use of these products permits the following:
Over the years, Fomet Spa has acquired a consolidated technical experience of support with respect to the use of its fertilizers; it organizes meetings for bothdiffusion and demonstration purposes, together with guided visits c/o its plants. It collaborates with various research institutes for the development of its own products. Training is carried out through schools and groups of technicians.
Fomet Spa is the only one of its businesses (since there was no process control of manure in Europe) that it uses a trademarked process, unique natural method and without using heat sources, named AFRODITE.
This check is made by placing heat-sensitive strips at random inside the pile of material being processed. Datas are transmitted to the main server and recorded on paper and terminals.
The CE Reg. 1069/09, states that:
the concentration of E. Coli in samples taken at the end of the process shall have the following requisites: <10 every UFC/g (colony forming units per g of wet basis substance). The concentration of these micro organisms was assessed at three different steps in the process:
• the concentration of E. Coli evolves from particularly high values in the fresh manure to values below the detection limit on material half-way through the process;
• the concentration of Salmonella in samples taken during and at the end of storage shall have the following
requisites: absent in 25 g of wet basis substance,
In this case, the concentrations detected are within the regulation parameters.
After the correct maturation is observed, the product is subjected to sieving, eventual blending with other raw materials, pelleting, packaging.
|Cappellari Paolo was born in 1925, he started Fomet Spa in 1973.
At first, Fomet has arisen as suppliers of services and products, from 1981 onwards Fomet started its own business. Even today thanks to the support of modern and updated production/packaging machines, 20% of its turnover is derived by the supply of subcontracting products and services. Just consider that the main plant, in San Pietro di Morubio (VR), is the most important in Italy for the production of organic, corrective and special fertilizers.
President and CEO of a group of companies that includes property and leading of farmlands, herds, buildings, Paolo Cappellari has always kept constantly his interest for the primary sector to whom he has devoted much of his industriousness and inventiveness.