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:
- Whole Peeled Tomatoes, Diced Tomatoes, Sliced Tomatoes, Tomato Washers, Mashed Tomatoes, Crushed Tomatoes, Peeled “Datterini” and Tomato Concentrate and Small Tomatoes in white latten of 220 gr. 400 g, 800 g, 2.500 g, 3.000 g and 4050 g
- Tomato Concentrate in hot drums
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
THE PLANT FDP SRL BASED IN FISCIANO (SA) IN VIA INDUSTRIES. 1, IT EXTENDS OVER AN AREA OF CA. 10,400 M² DIVIDED INTO:
- ca. 5,900 sqm discovered;
- ca. 4554 m² covered including:
- ca.4.200 m² for the production, packaging and storage of finished products;
- ca. 245 m² used for offices and services;
- ca. 85 m² are the caretaker’s.
SELECTION: Manual selection of tomatoes, guarantees the quality of the final product.
SAN MARZANO DOP: among the leading manufacturers nationwide tomato San Marzano DOP well of the consortium.
The company each year adjusts to update its fleet to improve the quality and safety of its products and in parallel, revisits its own methods and processes for continuous improvement. As a demonstration of its efforts, the structure includes obtaining all the major quality certifications such as ISO 9001, BRC, IFS, KOSHER U, K KOSHER, ORGANIC PRODUCTION, JAS, PRODUCTION INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTION S. Marzano DOP, FDA .
THE CHAIN OF PRODUCTION: Our advanced machinery and latest generation allow us to optimize all production processes.
LABORATORY: in our labs we constantly carry out analysis on the pH and the goodness of our products to ensure quality and freshness that only FPD can give.
San marzano Tomato DOP Line
Compared to the Roma tomato, San Marzano tomatoes are thinner and more pointed. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic.
The San Marzano vines are indeterminate and have a somewhat longer season than other paste tomato varieties, making them particularly suitable for warmer climates. As is typical of heirloom plants, San Marzano is an open-pollinated variety that breeds true from generation to generation, making seed saving practical for the home gardener or farmer.
The products in the Mediterranean are the classic Italian tradition, fragrances and flavors encased in several varieties. The production is divided into different varieties and weights.
The product line of organic fpd are the ideal choice for cooking recipes. Production is divided indiverse varieties and weights.