The starting point of our business and the professional development of Salomone & Associati, commodity-related consultancies have up to the present day represented a combination of expertise, professional attitudes and an in-depth knowledge of this area of work. Salomone & Associati’s experience derives principally from events caused by transportation phenomena and, thanks to a high level of expertise, this experience extends to the evaluation of real conditions of any number of commodity-related categories further to any manner of damage event.
The advent of container transportation has led to notable innovations in the role of transportation consultancy: from free-lance professionals in the past connected to single sector commodity-related goods, we have now passed into an innovative expertise and into a role of a true and proper “polymath”. This is why up until today, goods that have undergone evaluations are so mixed and assorted in their typologies and genres. And the true and proper experience is founded on the ability to be able to take the situation by the horns and manage all of this diversity.
GOODS UNDER CONTROLLED TEMPERATURES
Foodstuffs and other
MACHINERY AND COMPLETE PLANTS
STEEL INDUSTRY PRODUCTS
PAPER AND CELLULOSE
VEHICLES FOR MATRICULATION
COMPUTERS AND ACCESSORIES
CONTAINERS, SWAP-BODIES AND TRAILERS
PERISHABLE FOODSTUFF CONSULTANCIES
Salomone & Associati dedicates part of its expertise to that delicate sector of perishable foodstuff products. In fact, for several commodity-related sectors the need for an in depth knowledge of the product being dealt with has been deemed a necessity, boosted by the indispensable learning about new national and international rules and regulations.
And one of these sectors is without the shadow of a doubt that of foodstuff products, especially refrigerated and frozen products. Here, the introduction of new rules and regulations and ensuing obligatory autonomous control procedures by the foodstuff industries (HACCP), have made a constant updating process necessary by means of official private courses organised by professional consultants.
For this type of goods it is important to identify and establish the real and actual causes of the damage, as well as the verification, evaluation and valorisation of the damage undergone. Then there is the important move of taking the technical evidence to the counter-parties which allows the establishment of modalities and the relative responsibility of the event.
And when this is valorised, the various rules, regulations and conventions in being (CMR, CIM, Italian laws) must always be taken into consideration.
The aspect of knowledge, know-how and of a professional approach becomes increasingly significant to achieve this situation. In the same way, there is the absolute necessity of a specific technical knowledge concerning the functioning of refrigeration plants and their inherent problems. Subject matter for the above comes from essential training courses at technical refrigeration centres and the acquisition of textual material and documentation.
In the case of refrigerated and frozen goods, anomalies are often connected to problems of provence of the goods and sometimes have nothing to do with transportation issues.
Due to suitable insurance cover, it is also indispensable to identify the time-factors of the “cold-chain” interruption, especially in lieu of thermographic recordings.
Thanks to experience gained in this field and the many different and diverse courses attended, Salomone & Associati is able to carry out complete verifications both from the pure commodity-related and the technical point of view regarding causes and eventual damage prevention.
CONSULATIONS ON LIVE ANIMALS DESTINED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Salomone & Associati has been working for the Cremonini Group for more than 25 years, carrying out surveys and consultations on livestock and processed meats. In particular, the company has executed estimate appraisals, evaluations, consultations, hygiene and health checks with the relative issuing of specific certifications or declarations. We also carry out checks aimed at verifying the suitability of rules and regulations applicable to the transportation of animals via lorries, ships or trains , and also that such rules and regulations be respected.
Salomone & Associati’s long-standing experience in these fields, brought to maturation following some of the most important groups in the sector such as the Gruppo Cremonini (Inalca, MARR), Orogel, Ilca Carni, Iliopesca, Quabas, Vip Catering, has been conducive to enhance our already excellent know-how in this subject matter.
Salomone & Associati is also a member of the International Institute for Refrigeration, the greatest world-wide experts in the field of refrigeration.