The Group has always been characterised by a forwarding thinking attitude that led to a strong exposure to international markets till becoming a well-recognised worldwide key player in the oleochemical industry known for its resiliency, flexibility and high standard of quality and service which represents nowadays a market’s benchmark.
Its seven production sites located in three different continents operate according to a business model based on a “multi-production platform” which counts on several interchangeable production units to assure reliability in supply. Especially over the past few years where unpredictability and uncertainty have dominated the scene, such model has granted tangible continuity of supply achieved through effective risk mitigation plans based on real operating assets, rather than virtual models. The Group’s expansion passed through internal line growth thanks to the construction of production plants from green field and “in house technology” in Italy, Singapore, China and USA, as well as through external line growth thanks to acquisitions of operating companies based in the UK, Spain, and USA. The different production units and our technology systems are well harmonised within the Group and brought cultural diversification and a positive platform of qualified experience on which FACI Group can build and evolve continuing to shape the forthcoming years with intuition and enthusiasm and above all with the intimate support of its customers.
The expansion of the production is the result of a strategy that targets neighbouring markets with a high growth or development rate, while aiming to gain a competitive position as far as key feedstock is concerned.
Quality, Environment, and Sustainability have always been at the heart of the Group’s development and commitment. To date, FACI Group has been awarded several certifications, including: ISO 9001 since 1994, ISO 14001 since 2001, and OHSAS 18001 since 2002. Moreover, in 2002 FACI Group was awarded the prestigious Excellence Certificate.
Complete details and relevant documentation on the core values of FACI Group’s “culture of the quality” are provided in the dedicated sections of our website.
Manufacturing processes utilizing renewable feedstock, committed to environmental protection and resulting in high quality products
We promote the circularity of economy in order to incentivize and grow the recycling and re-use of materials and the full development of the bio-based economy
Our gallery and press kit are provided in this section of the website
The oleochemical industry is, by definition, based on renewable biological feedstock such as fats and oils. In such framework, FACI Group proactively focused on reaching optimal results in terms of both quality and environmental sustainability. Our corporate policy is compliant with the Green Deal pillars, the latter not only involving the Group employees, suppliers, and customers, but also local stakeholders. The main pillars in supporting the Green Deal are the circularity of the economy and the full development of the so-called bio-based economy, in order to incentivize and grow the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources, residues and by products into value added products.
FACI Group focuses on process technology, achieving efficiency through unique and cutting-edge production methods. FACI Group’s experience, along with its corporate values, stem from its interaction with many cultures across the globe. Our production process has always been based on our ability to process and add value to by-products, residues or off-specs products coming from the production of vegetable oils or animal fats. FACI Group stands out for its strong expertise and excellent skills, as well as for its deep understanding of the chemical mechanisms allowing to adjust the volatile and complex features of natural feedstock to the quality requirements of a wide variety of industries and applications. Such “Culture of the Quality” also represents a key approach, and a core value of the identity of FACI Group, resulting from over half a century of success. Embedded in such sustainable culture is our ethics and social responsibility – this means that in order to meet the financial and commercial goals of the Group, the company operations are aligned to the principles of respect for the individuals and environmental protection. FACI Group stands out for its strong expertise and excellent skills, as well as for its deep understanding of the chemical mechanisms allowing to adjust the volatile and complex features of natural feedstock to the quality requirements of a wide variety of industries and applications.
FACI Group worldwide
FACI Group owns seven sites and production units around the world. In addition to the Carasco headquarters, Faci is present in five other countries with six production plants
In operation since 1943
FACI S.p.A. was founded in 1943 as a result of the commitment and dedication of founders Italo and Giovanni Rossi, who started a business dedicated to the production animal fats and vegetable oils derivatives.
From the production of stearin and stearates in the 1950s, Faci S.p.A. has followed a process of constant development and growth which led in the Seventies and Eighties to the push towards new markets, with the definitive expansion taking place since 1987.
Thanks to important acquisitions and company partnerships, the FACI Group is today a world leader in its industry.