Born on 1 July 2019 to govern public spending and driving the digital transformation of the Public Administration in Lombardy. As stated by regional and national laws, ARIA comes from the merger of the following public Companies of Lombardy Region:
- Azienda Regionale Centrale Acquisti S.p.A.: the Regional Procurement Company
- Lombardia Informatica S.p.A.: the Digital Company and technological growth driver of the Lombardy Regional System (Constituted in 1980)
- Infrastrutture Lombarde S.p.A.: the regional construction company
- Explora: a company aimed to promote Lombardy brand all over the world
The result is a HUB of competences to support local public bodies in the entire regional territory.
The Company acts as an interface for the needs of Lombardy Region central authority and every public bodies in Lombardy (such as the healthcare structures, regional companies, and local governmental bodies) and the solutions offered by the market.
ARIA is citizen oriented. The Company operates as a link among the Public Administration, the market, Citizens, and Companies. The main purpose is to improve the quality of life and the competitiveness of the companies through innovation and purchases.