Sanitization of Ferrero Mangimi Spa Società Agricola Agricosta Srl

For more than 50 years, Ferrero Mangimi has been producing livestock feed for farm animals, aiming to be an important reference in the industry. A leader in the piglet sector, it differentiates itself through know-how and plant efficiency. It offers innovative products and services; the relative readiness for customization is a founding element of their work. To guarantee the profitability of the breeders, Ferrero Mangimi has chosen not to belong to an integrated cycle, acting with complete respect for its customers, in the belief that each stage of the supply chain must be guaranteed sustainable development.


The intervention for Ferrero Mangimi was carried out at their sister farm Agricosta near Ghedi. The structure, of about 400 cubic meters, houses piglets in their initial growth phase, a very delicate moment when they are most exposed to viral and bacterial attacks. The shed was not equipped with an air circulation system but are of an extraction vent.


The goal of our project was to improve indoor air quality at the level of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and mold and odor through the installation of a sanitization system consisting of apparatuses working through photocatalysis technology.


In order to achieve optimal sanitization of the environments related to the piglet rearing areas, two BIG AIRBOX 3000m³/h apparatuses with dimensions 1250x500x500mm were installed, positioned at the windows alternating with the air intake grilles from outside.


The results achieved, documented by comparing "ante" intervention and "post" intervention microbiological analyses, were remarkably positive, in that the bacterial load was almost completely lowered and the goal of lowering yeast and mold levels and odors was achieved.


The Client is very satisfied as it has achieved the sanitization result in a short time and can boast of having a 24/7 sanitization system given the influx of people that characterizes the type of facility.