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Columbus S.r.l.

Strada Barghetto, 9A – Loc. Martorano
43123 PARMA (PR)
Tel. +39 0521 640711
Fax. +39 0521 640701

Columbus is a company specialized in the field of tomato processing and semi finished and finished products marketing. The Company started to operate in 1993, when Mantua Surgelati (Freddi family) took over the historic factory of Martorano (Parma) from Parmasole.

The Martorano Plant, currently the headquarters of Columbus S.r.l., is one of the oldest firms of this sector in Emilia. It was founded at the beginning of the 19th century and, 100 years later, is one of the most modern players in this sector. The production site in Martorano (Parma) covers 90.000 sq m, 30.000 sq m of which host processing, stocking and service installations.

Columbus S.r.l. processes about 150.000 tons of fresh tomato a year in its plant in Parma. The Firm produces semi-finished products of tomato for the industry (concentrate, chopped tomatoes), as well tomato-based products and ready sauces for private label brands.


Columbus is able to produce the following products in standard, customized or innovative packages and recipes:

Tomato passata, both traditional and rustica;
– Pulp or flavoured tomato pulps;
– Base for sauces;
– Any kind of ready-to eat sauces in the most diversified packages (glass jar, Tetra Recart, Tetra Brk).


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