For more than 40 years,
starting from a family-run business working to enhance the good products of our land
The company Di Palma was founded in the mid-1980s, based on the courageous idea of the three founding brothers. Snapshots of a business created in the family amid the aromas of the kitchen in the early morning and work in the countryside into the evening. This is all that needs mentioning in order to convey our genuineness, seriousness, and good history. A history with deep roots in those fields that are cultivated by the many agricultural producers who rely on us and put their trust in our hands today..
We cultivate good relationships. We cultivate good ideas.
Our organization is currently spread over two operating units, both in Conversano in the province of Bari, in the heart of Apulia. The company is spread over a total area of about 18,000 square meters, with a 6,000 square meter, technologically advanced work area, including a 2,000 square meter storage and refrigeration area that allows storing about 6000 quintals of product, plus another 4,000 quintals in a controlled atmosphere.
There are two plants equipped with optical readers for processing cherries: they check the caliber, color, and shape defects both inside and outside each cherry and process 200 tons of product daily.
We trade wholesale fresh fruit and vegetable products. We are one of the major export hubs for cherries and table grapes in southeastern Bari. But we also know how to look beyond, and are aware that in order to offer a great product, everything around us must be able to express itself to the fullest.
From the goodness of the land to good practices.
Development, innovation, and sustainability.
SEARCHAlways remaining competitive in a continuously changing market. Innovative solutions and new products, but also an experimental field to test new varieties for production and marketing.
CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAINTrust and sincere relationships with producers is the very foundation of our products' journey. Starting from a land like Apulia, rich in experience, tradition, awareness, and culture for cultivation, to finish in the homes of our end consumers.
SUSTAINABILITYWe respect the environment and biodiversity by preventing pollution risks while maintaining a close working relationship with suppliers: more than 500 multi-residual and microbiological analyses are carried out on products.
GENDER EQUALITYRespect for workers rights and gender equality: we are GRASP (Risk Assessment on Social Practices) certified, as we are especially focused on assessing social aspects related to workers' activities in agriculture.
QUALITY AND CERTIFICATIONSOur company proudly holds several certifications that attest to our commitment to quality, the environment, and sustainability. Our certifications include GLOBALG.A.P., GRASP, ISF/BRC, and UNI EN ISO 14001:2015.
RESPECT FOR END CONSUMERSNot only fully meeting the expectations of those who intervene and collaborate in the supply chain, but the entire business flow is geared toward the safety and satisfaction of our customers and their consumers.
Grown by local farmers and agricultural producers who entrust their products to us on a daily basis, in small quantities.
They are conferred and purchased while keeping standards in mind. When the products are delivered to the company, we check the uniformity of their ripeness and size, and carry out product quality control.
We meet the producers in the middle by purchasing the grapes in the field or by harvesting them directly. Each batch of grapes undergoes scrupulous laboratory analyses to highlight the absence of pesticide residues.
If the analyses give suitable results, the product is harvested and transported after visual investigations are carried out to ascertain the absence of bunches with substandard or torn grapes.
The stages of the wonderful journey of our products.
Our focus on quality is at the heart of it all.
SuppliersSelection of the best suppliers.
ProductionControlled and certified production process.
FacilitiesThe facilities are young, with high quality standards.
AnalysesPre-processing chemical-microbiological analyses
ProcessingRigorous and controlled processing at every stage
StorageStorage and refrigeration for more than 10,000 quintals of product
Tons per day
of grapes and cherries