- Rosina Announces Acquisition of San Rallo Pasta
Buffalo, NY – December 19, 2011 – Rosina Food Products, Inc., Buffalo, New York, has announced its acquisition of the assets of the San Rallo Pasta business from Mitsui Foods, Inc. - a large importer and distributor of a variety of food products.
In announcing the acquisition, Mr. Russell Corigliano, President and CEO of Rosina Food Products, Inc. stated, “We are excited about this transaction. This acquisition is consistent with the Company’s strategic plan for growth.” The opportunity to continue the long standing tradition of the San Rallo Pasta’s superior products and service is an excellent prospect for Rosina. Mr. Corigliano adds, “These products are an excellent fit into Rosina’s organization and core capabilities. We anticipate a very smooth transition for San Rallo’s customers, many of whom already have a strong sales relationship with Rosina”.
In discussing Rosina’s capabilities, Mr. Frank J. Corigliano, Executive Vice President, of Rosina added “The San Rallo organization has done an outstanding job servicing their current customer base. Rosina’s logistics and exceptional service capabilities will quickly be put in place for the added benefit of our new customers. Rosina also looks forward to being able to present both our complete product line and technical services expertise to them as well”.
Rosina is considering options regarding increasing the production capability of its West Seneca, New York, Pasta & Entree facility. This could include the installation of equipment acquired as part of this transaction. Such a project would increase Rosina’s ability to produce more specialty pasta products for the Company’s expanded customer base.
Mitsui Foods, Inc., is based in Norwood, NJ, and distributes a variety of canned premium fruits, vegetable and seafood throughout North America.
Rosina Food Products, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of frozen protein, pasta and entrees. Rosina Food Products, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY is family-owned and operated. The Company operates two facilities – the frozen meatball, sausage and pizza topping products are produced at the Cheektowaga, NY plant and the frozen pasta, eggplant, and entrée products are manufactured at the West Seneca, NY plant. The products are sold nationally and internationally and there is a strong presence in the retail, foodservice, military and industrial channels.