Company Profile

Contact Info
Via Primo Maggio, 25
29027 Garica di Podenzano, PC
Phone: +39 0523350511
Fax: +39 0523 350590
Products Vegetables, Tomatoes, Sauces
ARP Soc. Agr. Coop.
A.R.P. farmers cooperative was founded in the year 1958 by a group of 15 local farmers, who wanted “to process the fruits of the generous land of Piacenza” and in the meantime to give to the associated farmers better opportunities and economic support.

In 1960 took place the opening of the site in Gariga di Podenzano, which is still today the production site of the company.

The pecularity of the investment was the installation of a modern T15 plant (1,5 t/hour) as continuous plant close to a traditional evaporation and concentration Boulle plant known as non-continuous plant for the production of tomato paste for industrial and retail use (cans & tubes).

The company recorded immediately its own brand “Spiga d’Oro” in Italy and Germany and became supplier of the most important companies in Europe.

In the ‘70s was the first company in Northern Italy that started the production of canned peeled tomatoes “San Marzano” quality. Meanwhile, technical tests for the new genetic varieties in the fields along with the mechanization of the harvesting operations were carried out.

In the ‘90s ARP introduced new lines of products for Food Service and Retail Chains.

In 1997 ARP was officially recognized as O.P. (Producer Organization).

In 2001 the firm founded the CIO (Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli) along with other cooperatives in order to check the complete food processing chain and guarantee the max quality of the whole production. Besides, the client portfolio enlargement represented another important purpose pursued by the network.

In order to face the new challenges of the market with renewed potentialities, the company has been specializing its activity in the production of tomato pulp and chopped tomatoes with the Hot Filling and Cold Filling technologies:

this represents a complete reply to the most varied inquiries of the market, developing also new spiced products.


A modern avant-garde facility looking at the future with its

50 years of experience together with the passion of is 120

owners, who have been warranting top quality raw materials,

valued by renewed industrial and business expertise.