About us

ICA FOODS is one of the most important players, firmly grounded within both the National and International scenarios, focused on the proper production of potato chips and snacks. The Company, present on the market since over 65 years, produces in its two plants – one located in Pomezia (Centre Italy), the other one in Brescia (Northern Italy) - over 9,200 tons of potato chips and snacks, 14 different lines of products in over 180 different sizes. Thanks to the national and international success of its own brands, such as “Crik Crok”, “Puff” and “Le Contadine”, ICA FOODS is today present on the market of over 25 countries around the world, from Europe to Africa, from East Asia to Latin America. The Italian distribution network has been constantly expanding in its forty years of existence, and has now reached considerable articulation – i.e. 80 direct distribution centers, 750 salesman active on the field and over 55,000 points of sale reached on a weekly basis. The distribution chain of ICA FOODS products combines deliveries shifting from the Modern Distribution to the Normal Trade stores, including Hypermarkets and smaller retailers. ICA FOODS has long provided a wide range of high quality products to its customers, who have expressed in return an elevated degree of satisfaction. The punctual quality of its service and its appealing marketing strategy have always been core features of the company. Our history Carlo Finestauri founded ICA FOODS in 1949, relying on fresh information gathered in the USA regarding traditional potato processing and chips production. The Company has largely expanded over the years, constantly creating new products and brands – i.e. from Pop corn to Tortilla chips, from bread croutons to Puff, the famous puffed corn balls. All this has been done through constant improvement of our techniques to refined raw materials processing abilities. 1987 is a crucial date in the history of ICA FOODS. In that year the Company becomes part of the British Multinational Corporation UB, with the aim of refining the process of production and integrating new management and financial control strategies. The fusion with the UB group will eventually terminate in 1996. Since then, the company has entirely returned to the Finestauri Industrial Group administration, which today owns 100 percent of the Company’s shares.