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Maurizio Martina, Minister for agricultural, food and forestry policies visits the S.Pellegrino Plant in Ruspino

On June 26th, The Minister for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, and delegate for Expo, Maurizio Martina, visited the Sanpellegrino Group plant in Ruspino where he had the opportunity to meet the company’s employees and management, and to discover the processes for bottling the famous water with the “red star”, symbol of Italian quality in the world.

Welcoming the minister were Stefano Agostini, Chairman and Managing Director of the Sanpellegrino Group, Tiziana Albanese, Director of the Ruspino plant and Marco Settembri, Executive Vice President of Nestlé SA and Head of Nestlé Waters the mother’s company of the Sanpellegrino group.

"I thank Sanpellegrino Group for this invitation to visit the factory of S. Pellegrino, a water that become a symbol of Italian style in the world - said the Minister Martina -. What I saw and heard today demonstrates how virtuous companies are able to find in the dialogue with the territory, in the enhancement of the Italian productive excellence and our talents, an extraordinary asset to create great value for the country and the world.

“Italy and abroad consumers see mineral water as a resource for their well-being and always prefer to hydrate themselves with a high-quality drink – declared Marco Settembri-. S.Pellegrino, together with Acqua Panna, are premium international brands in Nestlé Waters’ portfolio of products. They play a key role in the group’s global growth, having reached 1 billion 300 million bottles distributed all over the world, where they are symbols of top Italian quality. An extraordinary result that we have achieved thanks to continual investment in product quality and innovation, and effective internationalisation policies. So we must thank Minister Martina for believing, in all his periods in office, in the strategic importance of internationalising Italian companies, and for working to boost the competitivity of Italian brands in the world.”

For Sanpellegrino, the visit by Minister Martina is double proof of the value of its work. The Minister is also the Italian government’s representative for the Expo 2015 event, at which S.Pellegrino is Official Water Partner.

Read the entire press release here