In support of the olive oil producers in Sicily, an important role is played by A.P.O.M., an organization which work for 40 years with more than 4000 associate members. It has a particular commitment in the field of marketing of the olive oil and it provides a range of services such as: the harvest of olives, technical assistance, promotion of the products. Beside the cultivation and production techniques with constant attention to the environment, certification and protection of quality are the main objectives to facilitate an access to new markets: 20 years ago, A.P.O.M. has realized a new modern factory for the storage and bottling of olive oil. The company has made agreements with the most important mills in Sicily and has laid down the rules of the olive processing.