F.P.D. was founded in 2003 thanks to the experience and partnership of its young founders Antonio Ferrante, Nicola Palo and Franco D’Alessio.
Their project was to establish a company well-suited for the processing and storage of tomatoes.
This idea was born from their families twenty-year experience in tomato processing and in particular from Mr. Palo Nicola’s experience, both as a raw materials purchasing manager for the STAR Company in Sarno and for his experience in the management of a nursery specialized in the cultivation and supply of tomatoes for the processing industries.
Nowadays the Fpd plant covers an area of 10,400 Sq m, divided into:
approx. 5,900 Sq m of outdoor space,
approx. 4,554 Sq m of indoor space (4,200 Sq m, of which is used for the production, packaging and storage of the finished products; 245 Sq m used as offices and 85 Sq m as the keeper’s accommodation).
In 2008, after increasing mechanization and making improvements in their processing techniques, the company obtained big production success in terms of quality and quantity:
In these last few years production has grown exponentially.
To date, the company transforms from 250,000 to 300,000 quintals of industrial tomatoes, in the period from July to September: of these about 70,000 quintals are organic tomatoes and 15,000 of San Marzano DOP whole peeled tomatoes.
Processing work uses about 100 labourers for each shift of 7 hours, for a total of 3 shifts.
The present processing lines are suitable for the manufacturing of:
On customer’s demand, it is possible to add flavourings such as onion, garlic, basil, oregano, paprika, vegetables and olive oil.
Prestigious names of Italian and foreign food industry are important FPD’s customers.
FPD’s strong points are it’s flexibility and packaging of their products, the modernity of their machineries and their constant innovation of working methods. All of which is of great importance, in order to increase their quality and quantity standards.
In 2012 the company purchased another optic selecting piece of machinery to improve tomato selection, as well as a new cutting machinery with the ability to perform round cuts on tomatoes.
FPD SRL has obtained important quality certifications such as: ISO 9001, BRC, IFS, KOSHER U, KOSHER K, PRODUZIONE BIOLOGICA, JAS, PRODUZIONE LOTTA INTEGRATA, PRODUZIONE S.MARZANO