Our company has its operational headquarter in Polignano a Mare (BA) and deals with the processing and marketing of fruits and vegetables. Founded in 1964, it's based on the experience of the founders and the farmers who cooperate with them. The main clients are the Italian and European GDO (Germany, England, France, Ireland) and Italian markets and within short they will organize shipments in containers to countries overseas. The SOP has always been oriented towards European markets and has succeeded over the years to grasp the radical changes that trade has undergone by orienting itself towards the needs and mandatory arrangements of the GDO. In order to cope with such dynamic needs, sensing the need for targeted inspections of the production sector, the company has founded a controlled supply chain, which includes a variety of agricultural producers. The total covered surface of the conditioned areas is 7000 sq. meters, where about 150 skilled workers work daily in handling fruit and vegetables.
The structure is divided into three areas:
. Area used for unloading and storing of the raw material
. Working area
. Working line for GLOBALGAP products
. Working line for Conventional products
. Storage for finished products
In the area which is used for storage there are refrigerators (Hydro Cooling and Vacuum technology) used for storing either the raw or the finished product
In order to qualify their packaging and marketing activity of fruit and vegetables, the SOP decided to submit itself to the GLOBALGAP Standard. The reason for this decision was to be able to run the company easier and further on to guarantee for the satisfaction of their customers.