FANO, Italy – Ultramar Caffè has ended 2022 with a total turnover of €20 million, an increase of 40% compared to 2021. This outstanding result is due to a sound business development and financial planning policy. Since its creation in 2015, leading European company, Ultramar, has specialised in the manufacture of coffee and coffee-derivative pods in all materials, including plastic, aluminium and even home composting.
Ultramar Caffè ends 2022 with 20 million
“We are active both in the private label sector and with our own brand Must Espresso Italiano,” explains CEO, Alessandro Nava. “The year 2022 was a turning point for us, as we added new sustainably-driven pod ranges. Our exponential growth is due to the balance between investment and sales. We are fortunate that every insight or idea aimed at anticipating the market or competition has always been supported by the shareholders. This synergy has been our added value in creating the conditions for sustainable and organic development”.
The leadership of Ultramar has been characterised by innovative products and strategic choices.
“We have always been agile and intuitive in anticipating the market,” remarked Sales Director, Mattia Tarsi. “In 2015, before anyone else was doing it, we launched the compatible pod (without flowpack), then we started making our pods out of compostable materials, and in 2020 we were one of the first to make pods out of recycled aluminium.”
“Finally, we are proud to have anticipated the market in 2021 by starting to make Home Compostable pods with the company , Biocaps, using highly innovative, 100% Biobased and Climate Neutral materials, thereby supporting the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging”.
Ambitious plans for 2023
“In April, we will be installing 700 solar panels and preparing a new catalytic converter to reduce C02 emissions,” continued CEO, Alessandro Nava. “We will pay special attention to digitisation in order to respond to the logic of Industry 4.0. Working with large-scale distribution, we will apply the ERP model to make the production chain even more efficient with the ability to know where each product is in the chain at given any time, so as to improve productivity and avoid waste. To date, we have more than 70 employees who are instrumental in ensuring added value”.
In terms of target markets, Mattia Tarsi points out that “to date, 30% of our revenues come from Italy, 40% from Europe and 30% from the rest of the world. Over the next three years, we will be looking at new areas of interest to us. South America will be a key focus, as, despite being the home of green coffee, it has not yet fully developed our technology in the field of pod manufacture. We will also be paying particular attention to the Middle East, the United States of America and India.”
Mattia Tarsi continues:”Over the next three years, the objective will not only be to strengthen our commercial activity, but our expansion plan also includes the desire to enter into joint ventures for the purpose of setting up production centres where we can place our machinery so that, with the help of our partners, we can be closer to our customers.”
Tarsi adds: “This formula will enable us to cut the costs related to bureaucracy and transport. Our vision is linked to our firm commitment to continue supporting the growth of our main production site, which remains Fano.”
Tarsi concludes: “To date, we produce over 200 million coffee pods and aim to reach half a billion by 2024. For us, delivering quality coffee to homes and businesses around the world is our mission. Our product’s unique flavours are uncompromising”.