A 50 YEAR LONG ITALIAN HISTORY OF INNOVATION
Family values permeate our work and our history that begins in Italy, more than 50 years ago, by the passion of a man for animal nutrition. It was 1965 when Mr. Francesco Russo founded the Russo Mangimi company specialized in animal nutrition. In that company Mr. Russo raised his children and passed on his values as the engine power of animal wellness and thus the individual. In the meantime the family grew and with it also the company, until in 1999 Dr. Angelo Russo, son of the owner Francesco, driven by a passion for animals companion animals decided to operate in the pet food category with a new perspective, setting itself the ambitious goal to develop foods that are the result of scientific studies centered on the pet and his well-being.
Dr Russo began an ambitious route that drove him to start a collaboration with Farmina, an English company specialized in research and formulation of food for dogs and cats, which brought skills, trademarks and know-how. In a short time the positive customer response allowed the company to invest in technological research and development, and in setting up partnerships with leading independent research institutes as the chair of Animal Nutrition of the University of Naples Federico II. He also constituted Farmina Vet Research: a team of veterinarians and specialists in nutritional formulation that allowed a constant and systematic study of the best foods for the nature of pets, thanks to the feedback that came from dozens of veterinarians with whom Farmina worked in long term cooperative relationships.
Farmina efforts spent in research made possible scientific publications on influential journals such as British Journal of Nutrition form Cambridge University.
Growing Farmina products demand worldwide brought the company to investments on technology and to open new production plants closer to those markets demanding the unique features of Farmina quality.
Today we are a great family with an Italian heart and what unites us is the great dream that lives in the heart of anyone who loves their pet: make them happy because their happiness makes our own. Happy Pet, happy you.