The merger of the two Italian swine producers' organizations, Opas and Assocom, will lead to the appearance of GSP (Gruppo Suinicoltori Padani), the biggest Italian pig marketing cooperative, with an invoicing of 200 million euros and 900,000 marketed pigs.
GSP will begin to operate in a year, in January 1st 2014. During year 2013 a common regulation for the two cooperatives will enter into force, and it will lead to a management and invoicing committee, a monthly program for the loading of the pigs, and the weekly confirmation of the loading of pigs on Mondays. Also, the purchase stage of the acquisition of raw materials for the partners will be improved.
Wednesday December 19, 2012/Italy.