The C.I.L.A. Cooperative was born in 1979 from the merger of two long-established companies in the area: the Cooperativa Agricola of Santa Vittoria (1911) and the Cooperativa Braccianti Agricoli of Novellara.
C.I.L.A. has a long success story characterised by solid roots and faithful attachment to its land and traditions.
In the Emilia region, the first examples of shared management and active cooperation – aimed at securing jobs and mutual support – date back to the second half of the 19th century. In this period, the local leagues evolved into different forms of association including small family businesses and cooperatives.