Who we are
The story of Almo Nature and our organisation
2000 – 2016
Founded in 2000 thanks to the intuition and experience of Pier Giovanni Capellino, Almo Nature was the first company in the world to introduce wet and dry food for dogs and cats using 100% natural ingredients of human food grade (HFC), setting a new quality benchmark in the world of pet food.
Regulation 1069/2009 article 10 (a) of the European Union
“Improving the nutrition of our animal companions has been Almo Nature’s mission since its foundation.It was made possible literally thanks to the cats Chocolat and Shabbat and dogs Shang, Yanga and Haiku and my beloved Doctor Salento, Ehoié and Putin”
“Improving the nutrition of our animal companions has been Almo Nature’s mission since its foundation.It was made possible literally thanks to the cats Chocolat and Shabbat and dogs Shang, Yanga and Haiku and my beloved Doctor Salento, Ehoié and Putin”Founder Pier Giovanni Fondatore
In April 2017, Almo Nature was the first to launch a 100% natural cat litter made from a single vegetable ingredient, ground, dried and sifted into an absorbent substance that eliminates odours and can be composted or flushed in the toilet, being 100% biodegradable. The litter is harmless if accidentally ingested.
On January 1, 2018, the founder of Almo Nature decided to donate all accumulated to Fondazione Capellino for projects that protect animals, biodiversity and nature at large.
On 28 June 2019, the official documents of Almo Nature’s donation to Fondazione Capellino are signed. Almo Nature becomes a ‘benefit company’ with shares held by one member.
From this moment, the Foundation owns 100% of the share capital and 100% of the voting rights (by an act of donation by Lorenzo and Pier Giovanni Capellino, witnessed by notary Bechini in Genova).
On January 28, 2020, Almo Nature Benefit SpA and its subsidiaries acquired the status of projects under the Foundation. Project Almo Nature’s task is to produce wholesome and innovative foods for cats and dogs made from their perspective, using 100% natural ingredients. Besides financing itself, Almo Nature now has to generate the funds needed to fuel the Foundation’s other projects – Companion Animal For Life, Humans & Wildlife, Regenerating Villa Fortuna and Impact on Biodiversity.
Read Almo Nature’s statute
Thanks to the many customers who choose Almo Nature food for their dogs and cats, Fondazione Capellino is totally independent and free from any conflict of interest.
A dividend for the 2018 financial year of EUR 5.6 million was distributed by Almo Nature to Fondazione Capellino on 3 July 2019.
For the 2019 financial year ended 31 December Almo Nature will pay out an unchanged dividend to the Foundation on 3 July 2020.
Where we are located, and how we are organised
Almo Nature around the world
Headquartered in Genoa, and with smaller offices in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Canada and the U.S., Almo Nature is a small multinational, and has become a point of reference for knowledge and innovation in the pet food sector.