The company was formed in the 1960's as a private enterprise to distribute Agrochemical products (for 39 years it represented ICI Plant Protection in Sicily). In the early 1970's it became a Limited Company and opened its first factory producing specialised fertilizers. Pavoni & C Spa was responsible for the introduction into Sicily of products such as Potassium Nitrate, Urea Phosphate and Magnesium Nitrate which are now widely used. The Company also promoted the use of NPK soluble fertilizers for fertigation and foliar application; our product, Nu-Zim, is still the most widely used foliar fertiliser for citrus. Pavoni & C Spa continues to be the market leader in Sicily and one of the largest players in Italy for the production and sale of specialised fertilisers.
In the early part of the new millennium the new factory was constructed. This facility is equipped to produce special granular and water-soluble fertilisers using state-of-the-art machinery, making it one of the most modern plants in Europe.
The company continues to expand within the Italian market and has initiated a strong export business, especially in the Mediterranean basin.
During 2006, as part of a major restructuring programme, Pavoni withdrew from the joint venture company Fertchem, which was a collaboration with a major multi-national organisation. Further progress in restructuring came in 2007 with the acquisition of the majority holding in Arpa Speciali Srl. This prestigious firm based in northern Italy has for many years distributed specialised fertilisers including the popular "Solupotasse" Tessenderlo.
While keeping its own independent organisation, Arpa Speciali will provide all the synergisms that we believe will allow our company to achieve increased market share in the speciality fertiliser field.