Parilla Premium Potatoes was established in 1990 by Allan Pye with his son, Mark Pye and daughter in-law, Fiona Pye. The Pye family moved to the Mallee Region from New Zealand after being approached by McCain's to grow potatoes for their Australian operation.
Parmentine brings together more than 400 producers who grow potatoes on 3,835 hectares of land. This enterprise has 240 shareholders, employs more than 200 people, typically packs 1,150 tons of potatoes per day, and has storage facilities for 150,000 tons.
The Patata di Bologna PDO has all the typical qualities of a unique product. Its typicality derives from natural, historical, and cultural factors: soil and microclimate, the production capacity of agricultural farms, Bologna.