The story of Arbi began in 1958, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Dario Arbi, sole proprietor of a company focussing mainly on poultry breeding and slaughtering, which quickly became an important production and commercial business in Tuscany.
In the early '80s, the company diversified its commercial offer, moving into the world of frozen food, still in the poultry sector, quickly becoming a leading producer in this segment and serving all the most important companies in the sector.
In the same period, the company began producing frozen fish, as Dario's sons, Stefano and Maurizio, joined the company. They could see changes in the market and consumer behaviour and redefined corporate production and marketing management. Together they had to face a new crisis in the “frozen poultry” market and the modified structures of organised distribution, with the growth of large-scale distribution.