Randi spa owes its name to the group founder who, in the late sixties,
started the production of tartaric acid and its salts.
Wishing to widen his field of activity, Giovanni Randi, after some corporate
experiences, expanded and consolidated his presence in the sector with
the construction of a plant in Australia, in 1991, for the production
of tartaric acid and a second one in California, in 1992, for the production
of cream of tartar. They were both located in areas where wine production
had not been linked so far to activities of by-product processing.
Upon Mr. Randi's death in 1993, his family carried on and increased the
activity, according to the founder's guidelines, by building a plant in
Santa Rosa Argentina for the production of calcium tartrate obtained from
wine by-products and designated to supply the raw material to the Italian
At the end of '96 the purchase of Villapana in Faenza, a distillery with
production of Tartaric Acid - as wished and negotiated together with a
friend and assistant, the lawyer Pietro Pitrelli - widened the group's
Italian production range.
Today the group is definitely a leading one in the field of 'tartaric
acid' and can count on a high percentage of calcium tartrate produced
in its own Italian, Australian and Argentine distilleries, while still
being an important customer for the European producers of calcium tartrate.
It is also one of the few worldwide manufacturers of cream of tartar and
other tartaric acid salts: its presence in California, in addition to
Italy, assures the group a major position on the international market.