The perfect balance between tradition and modernity
The history of the Group began in Bussetto, in the province of Parma, in 1838: the Annoni family, owner of a dairy, started focusing on the breeding of pigs.

In 1916 Ugo Annoni was born. His figure would prove to be crucial for the future development of the family business. In 1940, still very young but motivated by strong entrepreneurial spirit, he started selling the products derived from cheese production.

The Collecchio plant was inaugurated twenty years later, in the wake of the growing enthusiasm generated by the Italian economic boom. This plant, intended for the processing and aging of Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto Crudo, is one of the first and oldest in the area and is still in business.

In 1963 the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma was established. In the same year Ugo Annoni, who is one of the founding partners, started marketing the Parma hams produced by his family under the label of ‘Ugo Annoni S.p.A.


Supported by other family members, in 1976 Ugo Annoni began to consolidate what was becoming the core business of the company. A modern slaughterhouse boasting an average of 500 slaughterings per week was built in Madonna dei Prati (Busseto, Parma) in the same year.

During the 1980s and the 1990s, the Annoni family decided to gradually cease the production of Parmigiano Reggiano to favour pig breeding and pork meat processing. A choice which led to the different specialization of the facilities:


pig slaughtering


meat processing and ham curing

The renovation and expansion of the premises in Collecchio was followed by the purchase of two other plants intended for the same function: one in Sala Baganza (1997) and the other one in Castellaro di Sala Baganza (2002).

Now in its third generation, the Annoni Group has achieved important results in terms of growth and innovation while at the same time improving:
Production capacity

Infrastructure and sales network

Timeliness of service

Partnership with trusted carriers

Product quality

Regulations, certifications, traceability


The Annoni Group intends to continue to promote and spread the quality of its products by strengthening infrastructures and the sales network. All this without ever losing sight of its core value: respect.

Respect for natural resources, the people and the environment.


The Group guarantees the respect for – and the involvement of – all resources through the sharing of common goals and implementation plans.


The Group has implemented an Environmental Management System to contain the impact of production processes.


The Group has created an integrated supply chain covering every stage of the life of the pigs, from birth and slaughtering right through to meat processing.


Specific measures have been adopted in order to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, and to safeguard the health and welfare of the pigs.


All pigs intended for the production of hams come from farms certified by the Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma and the Consorzio del Prosciutto di San Daniele.