The New Era of Agriculture

Thanks to technology, innovation in the agri-food industry is becoming reality. New business models, new processes and new products are generating significant effects on markets, on institutions and on service provision.

S.W.B. S.p.a.

THE WHEAT BANK

A modern tool in step with the times, which acts as a "clearing house" between supply and demand, with the aim of balancing the dynamics of the market, thanks to its presence in the wheat supply chain for small and medium investors. The "Sicilian Wheat Bank" is the only Italian bank whose deposits consist of "Wheat".

The Agriculture 4.0 Era

SWB supports agricultural producers, processors and investors, by providing them with a series of key tools to help them enter the new era of 4.0 Agriculture.

LOGISTICS & FINANCE

P.L.INT. S.p.A.

A network of Storage Points and a well-equipped Hub

A logistic network where farmers, processors and investors can store all agricultural and food products that are easy to preserve. P.L.INT. stands as a "vault" where all agricultural products are properly identified, analysed, classified, quantified and stored, while waiting to be marketed.

I.N.CRE.A. S.p.A.

National Institute of Mediation for Agricultural Credit

Thanks to its presence across the country with several "I.N.CRE.A. Points", it allows small and medium investors to invest their savings in wheat stocks, with the guarantee of return of the invested capital and a profit margin on their investment which would be far higher than the traditional forms.

Technology serving agriculture: the way towards 4.0 Era

The S.W.B. management model

Built on modern technologies which are based on "Blockchain" and "RFid", it allows direct contact between agricultural producers, processors, private and/or institutional investors in total transparency and security.

An opportunity for investors

Determine your investment

Guaranteed or variable investment - Conventional or specialized investment Access a dedicated Smart Contract that allows you to perform all the transactions you want, according to predetermined and personalized conditions.

Protect your savings

Withhold capital, with a real guarantee P.L.INT. Takes take care of it in a customized area, keeping your stock under modified atmosphere.

Return on investment in advance

Redeem the profit margin agreed right after the completion of the investment process. Capital is returned automatically as soon as contractual terms expire.

A support for farmers

Entrust us with your harvest

P.L.INT. stores your harvest a customized area and stored in a modified atmosphere.

Agree on the price

Access a Smart Contract and negotiate the price with S.W.B.

Get 50% now

Get 50% of the agreed amount on delivery, and the rest after the sale.

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A solution for stackers

Optimize your company

Provide P.L.INT. with facilities and services, to preserve small and medium sized savers' fixed assets properly, in accordance with S.W.B. parameters.

Empower your services

You agree with S.W.B. on the value of the service you offer.

Get a reliable and constant revenue

Access a Smart Contract and receive the agreed amount on a monthly basis with no significant commercial risk.

A solution for processors

Buy the quantity you want when you want

Purchase as much raw material as you want, whenever you need it. Choose from a wide range of products that have been properly identified, analysed, classified, quantified and certified.

Define costs on a regular basis

Through SWB, you can indicate on a daily basis the amount of money you want to spend on what you really need.

Fast and personalized payment

Access a Smart Contract and get goods delivered within a few days after the transaction. Pay the amount you agreed with S.W.B. upon delivery. Get a structured plan of payments, tailored to your specific business needs.

Provided Services

By accessing S.W.B. S.p.A., you can enable a whole series of services:

  • Instant Payment
  • Financial advances on deposited products
  • Facilitated access to credit
  • Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer lending services
  • Personalized consulting service
  • Biometric identification of producers and product tracking
  • Purchase and sales support
  • Blockchain and/or DLT - Distributed Ledger Technology - based technologies for decentralised transaction validation
  • Appropriate Smart Contracts to complete commercial and/or financial transactions
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About the programme

Three thousand agricultural producers involved

More than 60 million euros in turnover

  • 4.5 million euros from public and private investors
  • Movable and immovable assets provided by "Logistics Partners", which will become part of the risk capital of P.L.INT. S.p.A.
  • Direct cash contributions from "Financial Partners" through the subscription of the risk capital of I.N.CRE.A. S.p.A.
  • Initial investment of about 3.5 million euros
  • Return on investment in about five years

The revolution in wheat trading!

Brief overview of the expected timing of S.W.B. S.p.A.

September 5th, 2019
Establishment of the “S.W.B. Promotion Board” and its “Working Group”.
October 7th, 2019
Introducing the initiative to Public Institutions and Trade Organizations
December 13th, 2019
Founding of S.W.B. S.p.A.
March 15th, 2020
Founding of P.L.INT. S.p.A. (S.W.B. S.p.A. 51% – Logistic Partners 49%)
April 22th, 2020
Founding of I.N.CRE.A. S.p.A. (S.W.B. S.p.A. 51% – Financial Partners 49%)
June 6th, 2020
Beginning of the activities and opening of the first Point
Establishment of the "S.W.B. Promotion Board" and its "Working Group"
15%
Introducing the initiative to Public Institutions and Trade Organizations
30%
Founding of S.W.B. S.p.A.
47%
Founding of P.L.INT. S.p.A.
(S.W.B. S.p.A. 51% – Logistic Partners 49%)
60%
Founding of I.N.CRE.A. S.p.A.
(S.W.B. S.p.A. 51% – Financial Partners 49%)
80%
Beginning of the activities and opening of the first Point
100%

President of Promotion Board

Sandro Filippo Puglisi

Sandro Filippo Puglisi

Modern generation "General Manager", sensitive to the multiple needs of primary and processing industries. With a deep connection to the territory, he works with his collaborators, customers and suppliers on a daily basis, with the aim of understanding their needs and expectations. Since 1994, thanks to his active role in the family business, he has been involved in several socio-economic, associative and corporate initiatives.

Operations team

Ernesto Calabrese

Ernesto Calabrese

Graduated with honours in Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Palermo in 1976. Technical Director of several construction companies. Freelancer and owner of a private office in Palermo until 2009. University Professor for Engineering students between 1994 and 1998. Agricultural Entrepreneur, owner of an agro-zootechnical company with a focus on Organic production.

Cantali Santo

Santo Cantali

He is an accountant and commercial expert, strongly tied to the agricultural sector. He runs a company specialising in the production of cereal and organic products. He also plays a number of functions, including sales and quality management for an important plastic raw material production and processing company, Regional Manager of the U.G.E.M. Training Sector, and National Manager of the National Civil Service Training Sector.

Patrizia Giuffrida

Patrizia Giuffrida

Graduated in Food Science and Technology, Food Technologist and Research Technician in Biopolymers and Biological products of microbial origin. Expert in Quality Management Systems, she has had the chance to give her support as a technical and administrative expert to a well-known accounting firm operating in the province of Catania, and as a Food Technical Representative at the Consortium for the promotion and valorisation of Sicilian Durum Wheat.

Giusy Marilena Saguto

Giusy Marilena Saguto

Graduated in Food Science and Technology, she started her professional career as a HACCP consultant in various food companies, thus developing many trustful and professional relationships. From 2007 to 2015 she was involved in the promotion of Sicilian durum wheat and its derivatives, working within the Consortium for the promotion of Sicilian durum wheat. Since 2015, she has been managing logistics and quality control of a stock point of grain storage and organic production for a well-known company.

Sergio Virzì

Sergio Virzì

He follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He graduated in Law in 2008 and immediately began his professional career. His dedication and commitment to his work have led him to build trustful, loyal, honest and professional relationships with his clients and his colleagues. In addition to his legal activity, he also has a passion for agriculture, which he received from his father and his uncle, and he collaborates with self-denial in the management of family businesses specializing in cereal, fodder and olive oil production.

Calogero Davide Zingale

Calogero Davide Zingale

Graduated in Electronic Engineering with a major in Telecommunications, he is a registered member of the Engineers Board of Catania. Besides, he has taken part in several social, educational and institutional activities, in various operation roles, and has also worked as a Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics Professor in several University Institutes and Consortia. He still works as a designer of LAN networks with Wi-Fi standards (IEEE 802.11g), of home automation systems and energy efficiency. Energy Manager and Expert in Energy Management, he is an E.S.C.O. Technical Manager for several electric, thermal and renewable source systems.

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