The special story of the Italian entrepreneur who left Switzerland for Albania: Hamallaj, a small Calabria

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Albania has already become an investment destination for foreigners as well. Italian Giuseppe Suverato has already set up his wine production business in Hamallaj, Durres, and produces about 17,000 bottles of wine a year.

Giuseppe Suverato, who since 2009 has opened his wine cellar in our country, after investments in the area in recent years, he has seen an increase in demand, which has led to the investment of 150 thousand euros in the modernization of wine production , tripling the amount of wine produced.

Suverato, known from the area as "Pino", takes care to emphasize that the wine is natural thanks to the grapes of the area, which is wonderful. He also specifies that wine production is a family heritage, as he does not forget without mentioning the fact that Calabria, where he is from, is very similar to Albania and he feels at home here.

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"My father has been in Albania for seven years. He was a soldier on Cape Rodon. It seems that blood is calling to me. There are over 200,000 Arberes in Calabria and I am one of them. My arrival in Albania dates back to 1993. I was living in Switzerland at that time, where I was working in the activity of producing materials for garages, with various mechanical tools. One day in Budapest, Hungary, I was attending a fair, where I was exhibiting my company products there. In the lobby of the fair was a TV set, from where I heard that Albania no longer lived under dictatorship. "I immediately had the desire to visit him and invest in this country that was emerging from dictatorship," said Pino.

"I immediately called the airport and bought a ticket to Albania. As soon as I landed at the airport, I took a taxi and left for the "Dajti" hotel. There I was advised to meet with representatives of the Italian embassy in Tirana to find out which were the best sectors and places where I could invest. In fact the laws were not clear and I was not given space to invest. I met my wife, who was studying medicine, and today I have two children with her. Initially I got into producing tomato sauce, but without success. As it turned out unsuccessful and sausage production. Eventually the origin called me and inheriting the passion for wine from my father and grandfather, I started making wine. "First for myself and then for trade, because I liked the area and everyone was asking me for wine," said Pino.

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Speaking about the transfer to Hamallaj, he shows that he was a doctor who became the initiator. "A doctor friend of mine worked in Manez. I asked for information about the area and if there was any land I could buy to invest near the coast. He advised Hamallaj and so I did. "My daughter-in-law was transferred here as a doctor and we as a family came to live here, where I built the canteen," said Pino, who explains precisely the wine production procedure in his canteen, while underlining that the production is natural, without chemicals. added. "I initially produced up to 5,000 bottles of wine. While today up to 17,000 bottles of wine. This and thanks to the demand that has increased a lot in recent years, which prompted me to invest 150 thousand euros in the modernization of the wine cellar. "Now the beach is open here and many tourists stop to get wine," said Pino.

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His son, Cristian Suverato, says that he is studying economics, while he emphasizes that he will attend a course for oenologists and he wants to make this knowledge available to his canteen. "I have helped my father since I was very young. Initially I looked at the production procedure and did not do any major work. I am now working here full time. "I am proud to be the fourth generation to inherit this wealth of our family, of wine production", - emphasizes the boy who, recounts how investments in the area have led to increased demand. "Now with the opening of the beach, and a complex nearby has brought a huge increase in demand," he said.

Gisueppe Suverato is just one of the examples of many foreign investors who have chosen our country as their investment destination, finding a tempting and quite favorable market. / ATSH /

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