Carpi Operational Unit

The slaughtering plant and the warehouse based in Carpi covers a total surface of 92 thousand square meters, of which 25 thousand are under roof, and has a slaughter capacity of 480 animals per hour, a storage capacity at 0 degree of 780 tons and at minus 18 degrees of 1,200 tons.

Opas is the pig slaughtering company that processes the highest number of livestock (approximately 24 thousand pigs per week) in Italy, and it handles the highest number of production chains with constantly growing production volumes.

The plant has been acquired by Filiera Sì (51%Opas and 49% Alcar Uno)

Opas production chain in Carpi among others has been allowed to take the former plant Italcarni back in surplus, thus giving jobs back to more than 600 people, rebooting all the economic and social satellite activities of the territory: an advantage for all Italian pig farming, but also for the economy of the area concerned and the Emilia Romagna region.

The PIG Slaughterhouse

  • Staff employed 600 (direct and external staff members)

  • Total surface of the area:  mt. 92,000 of which, roofed surface: sq. mt. 25,000

  • Storage capacity at 0°:780 Tons

  • Storage capacity at -18°:200 Tons

  • Impetus is given to computerization in order to guarantee the most technologically advanced meat traceability system in Italy.

The production capacity

  • Slaughtering capacity 500 animals per hour

  • 70% D.O.P. pigs are heat-treated

  • 1.000 hams are trimmed per hour

  • 30% intermediate pigs are cold-treated