Press Releases and News

Discover what’s new at SACE: the world of exports, the latest news and market scenarios, the trends in Italian industry and the most interesting success stories.


Go to Press Releases and News

Deals & Products SACE - 17 January 2018

With SACE (CDP Group) and Deutsche Bank the pasta of Gragnano grows worldwide

SACE, which with SIMEST forms the export and internationalization hub of the CDP Group, and Deutsche Bank have finalized a € 5 million loan in favor of Pastificio Di Martino, an long-standing company of Campania that produces pasta.


Foto-Pasta Di Martino

The loan, issued by Deutsche Bank and guaranteed by SACE, is earmarked for sustaining the costs to purchase a controlling interest in Grandi Pastai Italiani, which will enable Di Martino to increase production and the export share of sales and expand the marketing of its product to new market segments.


“From Gragnano, city of pasta, to Italy, homeland of fresh pasta: we are meeting this new challenge with our characteristic passion," declares Giuseppe Di Martino, CEO of Pastificio Di Martino. "A tradition handed down from pastamaker to pastamaker that will lead our company to sales of € 250 million in three years, extending the most famous gastronomic traditions of Italy. We have increased the number of group production facilities to seven, located in three regions (Campania, Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy). We can therefore increase our production capacity but also differentiate our product range.”

For more than a century Pastificio Di Martino, with its historical location in Gragnano (NA), has represented Italian excellence in the production of Pasta di Gragnano IGP and owns the Pastificio dei Campi and Antonio Amato brands. Founded in 1912, the family-run company is led today by the third generation, which has taken the quality of Di Martino pasta to the international markets, especially the United States and United Kingdom.


Campania confirms its position as first exporting region in southern Italy. In the first nine months of 2017, regional exports showed an increase of 2.1%. The agri-food sector, excellence of Campania exports, accounts for over 30% of total sales abroad, and in the first nine months of 2017 the exports of farm products increased by 8.8%, primarily to France, Poland, Sweden, and the United States. The industrial districts of greatest prestige in Campania include the food sector in Naples and Avellino, the production of buffalo mozzarella, the farm products of Piena del Sele, and the preserves of Nocera. In the first three quarters of 2017, Campania exports also registered excellent performance in the automotive (+10.9%), metallurgical (+ 9.9%), pharmaceutical (+12.9%), and plastic and rubber goods (+4.5%) sectors.



Would you like more information?
Contact us +39 06.6736.888 [email protected]


Check our up-to-date schedule of meetings, courses, seminars and workshops related to the world of SACE.


Check out all the events

Media Gallery

Videos and photos to keep up-to-date with the latest news from SACE: interviews, presentations and much more besides.

Social Media

Social networks represent a privileged communication channel for SACE to maintain a constant contact with all stakeholders.

We are present on all major social platforms:

X: is our leading communication channel out there where we talk about all of our initiatives, operations with our customers and where we live our events live.

Facebook: On the page, given the vast and heterogeneous audience, we find in depth the stories of Italian companies we support all over the world and our insights on countries and sectors by our economists.

Linkedin: In this platform, which collects a professional audience, we publish all our economic studies and job ads.

Youtube: All our interviews to our customers, our people, our video tutorials from our economists, and success stories find room in our YouTube channel.

Press Kit

Would you like more information?



[email protected]