We do everything to dress up food in Innovative, Tasty and Healthy ways with the highest quality standards revisiting Italian cooking

We do everything to dress up food in Innovative, Tasty and Healthy ways with the highest quality standards revisiting Italian cooking

About us

We are the partner company to entrust with the production of pesto and sauces

Over the years CLAS has evolved and today makes the Private Label its strong point.

Through our areas we assist the customer at every stage of the process, from production to marketing.

We follow customers and partners all over the world by successfully exporting quality Italian condiments.

We bring the condiments to the table respecting their origins

We are constantly looking for quality, also thanks to our R&D department thanks to which we can analyze and study new recipes.

This allows us to guarantee customers a unique and dedicated recipe, considering that the department develops an average of 300 recipes per year.

What we do

We bring the condiments to the table respecting their origins

We are constantly looking for quality, also thanks to our R&D department thanks to which we can analyze and study new recipes.

This allows us to guarantee customers a unique and dedicated recipe, considering that the department develops an average of 300 recipes per year.

About us

We are the partner company to entrust with the production of pesto, sauces and sauces

Over the years CLAS has evolved and today makes the Private Label its strong point.

Through our areas we assist the customer at every stage of the process, from production to marketing.

We follow customers and partners all over the world by successfully exporting quality Italian condiments.

Our history

Our history, our path and your pesto

We make our experience and skills acquired in over 50 years available to customers and consumers.

Read the history to find out more.

The Bersano family founded the Company Compagnia delle specialità alimentari Liguri Sanremo based in Sanremo

1998
2000

Purchase and consequent transfer of the Company to the site in Chiusanico (IM)

2004

Entering the international market

2008

Acquisition of new line with advanced performance and new jar sizes

The Company changes its name to CLAS s.p.a. with the entry into the company of new shareholders

2014
2018

Acquisition and consequent creation of Packing area & Warehouse in Valle Impero (IM)

2019

Important increase in production capacity

2019

Increase in types of packaging

New shareholders enter the company

2021
2021

New line for Sterilized products and bags packaging

Key Numbers

As of today we are an Italian company that operates and deals with the international market, this is confirmed by the numbers that also show that the Private Label is the area with the greatest importance.

We are an international company

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Quality and Certifications

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

The Quality Control is a fundamental cornerstone in the work of CLAS Pesto overseen by the Quality and Food safety departments.

Our quality assurance constantly monitors the products and processes inside the company.

The main focus is to guarantee qualitative excellence and security for consumer health by means of the constant perfecting of a quality culture and methodological approach to oversee each phase of the process.

How we ensure the quality of our products

Controls carried out in CLAS production

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Everyday more than 1.000 checks are carried out on finished and semi-processed products

Daily analysis carried out by accredited external Laboratories.

Taste the products, with the R&D dept. support, to guarantee their sensory characteristics to make certain compliance with high quality standards.

Top Certifications

The highest Quality Certifications to guarantee the highest quality of our products

The continuous investments in Quality Control made by CLAS are aimed at maintaining the highest degree of efficiency. CLAS has thus obtained the most important and strictest international certifications to guarantee its customers quality and safety at the highest levels.

Research & Development

We have made the R&D department our best weapon

Thanks to the Research & Development department every year we create more than 300 new recipes that allow us to guarantee a better product for the market, both the Italian and the international one.

The focus of the entire department is constantly aimed at improving consolidated recipes optimizing production and technological processes.

Innovation

Innovation as an engine of business growth

Both in 2018 and in 2019 we doubled our investments in R&D, as we believe that this sector is fundamental for our growth: every year we develop 300 recipes for our brand and for the private label, capable of satisfying new market trends.

We are also sensitive and attentive to the issue of food safety. We regularly organize audits at our suppliers of both raw materials and packaging with the aim of ensuring quality excellence and safety for the health of consumers. Quality and safety that are confirmed by the high degree of loyalty of our customers, with whom, in many cases, we have been collaborating for over twenty years.

Your product

Product innovation

We are equipped with an experimental laboratory for the development of tailor-made recipes, complete with a pilot plant that we use to test the productions. We have a marketing office that takes care of supporting you in the study and graphic design.

Market innovation

We constantly monitor the competition and changes in the reference market.

Supply Chain

We take care of the entire supply chain, from cultivation to distribution

The passion for what we produce has pushed us to exercise maximum control over the entire production process.

We follow the entire basil supply chain: from the seed to the finished product, so we can process a fresh product in the factory, harvested a few hours ago.

Our basil of protected origin (PDO)

We grow our basil in Liguria

The Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) is the European recognition that designates an agri-food product whose entire production cycle of the raw material takes place in a well-defined geographical area, not reproducible elsewhere.

All the production of PDO Genovese Basil is naturally developed in Liguria, as required by regulations, specifically in the plain of Albenga, Genoa and La Spezia.

How basil turns into pesto

Basil processing in stages

After the basil cutting phase, the actual processing takes place which consists of some accurate washing phases that bring the raw material to an extreme cleaning.

After washing, and then drying, we enter the process that then leads the basil to become a semi-finished product.

What functions does it have?

The semi-finished product

Once the processing is finished we will have a semi-finished product that can have two different developments.

Be processed further up to the production of pesto or be stored in a cold room and processed afterwards.

See what the semi-finished product looks like in the background of this one.

From the semi-finished product to the final product

The last processing, the pesto is ready

After having worked the basil and obtained a semi-finished product, it will be necessary to follow the dedicated recipe of the pesto that is produced.

Then the pesto will be ready to be sold and finished on people’s tables to enrich their lunch or dinner.

Sustainable Development

We defend nature, the most important asset

The most important asset is nature that provides us with the raw materials that allow us to do the work we love.

To defend nature, we work in a limited area within Liguria and Northern Italy to avoid long shipments that would produce a lot of CO2.

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