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C.I.O. –
Consorzio Interregionale Ortofrutticoli S.c.a.r.l.

Via Mercati, 9C
43126 PARMA
Tel. +39 0521 408113
Fax. +39 0521 408109


C.I.O. Consorzio Interregionale ortofrutticoli is the most important Association of Growers’ Organisations (A.O.P.) in Europe in the tomato processing sector. It was created by four big Growers’ Organisations (O.P.) from the North of Italy to improve the tomato processing industrial activity and to protect the farmers. The main objective of C.I.O. is to monitor the whole food chain, from the seed to the finished product, in order to ensure the best quality. To do so, C.I.O. has developed a series of severe processing parameters:

Environment and Consumer safety
Total Quality Control
Premium Service
Product Certification (Q.C. brand, Emilia-Romagna Region)
Processing System Certification (ISO9001/Vision 2000; UNI EN ISO 14001)
Food-Chain Certification (UNI 11020, UNI 11010 e UNI 10939)

With over 1.100 farmers and 3 big processing industries, our Consortium ensures maximun care for customer’s need. C.I.O. offers a full range of tomato products: tomato paste, chopped and diced tomatoes, tomato sauces, ready sauces and “tailor-made” products. Different type of packagings are also available: from bulk products to retail sizes.

C.I.O. Associates are:

A.R.P. S.r.l. -Gariga di Podenzano (PC)
CO.PAD.OR. Soc. Agr. Coop. – Collecchio (PR)
CO.P.A.P. S.c.r.l. – Monticelli d’Ongina (PC)
AINPO – Parma