The relationship of the Nicolini family with poultry farming began in 1968, with the company created by the Nicolini and Carrer families, by the founders Mr. Ivo Nicolini and Mr. Agostinho Carrer. At that time, the poultry business was undergoing expansion, with poultry gaining space in the Brazilian diet, especially in the South of Brazil, which led to even greater demand and opportunities in this industry.
Initially, the company focused on raising and selling live chickens in the Serra Gaucha region, later expanding to Santana do Livramento and Porto Alegre. With a growing market, the companies began to invest in the poultry business, increasing the number of poultry farms, bringing more family members into the business and associating with other poultry raising companies that began to appear, especially in Garibaldi.
In 1972, the entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to slaughter chickens to meet the strong demand of the market in Santana do Livramento, on the border with Uruguay, and supply important regions in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. This was the Nicolini's first poultry slaughterhouse; soon after, in response to the growing market, it joined another slaughterhouse in Porto Alegre. In 1979, the companies decided to build a larger meat packing plant. This led to the Frigorifico Nicolini Ltda, a traditional enterprise in the Serra Gaucha region of Rio Grande do Sul. Besides being a large business that provides jobs to many, it is a source of pride for all, as it represents the strength of family business and of overcoming obstacles.
During the following decades, the company invested in technology and quality, and was given a registration at the SIF - Federal Inspection Service of the Ministry of Agriculture. Beginning last March, the company began to supply poultry throughout Brazil, and received accreditation to export to other countries. With its own egg production, its hens are raised under the highest standards of quality and with total monitoring by veterinarians. Today, the company has two industrial plants located in the cities of Garibaldi and Nova Araca, both in the Serra Gaucha mountains.
With the consolidation of the local and national markets, Nicolini is busy laying out new objectives for the coming years: the strengthening of the Nicolini brand on the Brazilian and international markets. To achieve this, the company is increasing its product mix and opening branches to directly serve the retail market, as well as signing important strategic partnerships to consolidate the brand name on international markets. The pork and processed pork and poultry segments are also receiving special attention, offering a wider variety of tasty, natural foods to the public.