Bertazzoni celebrates 140 years in business

Bertazzoni, the Italian kitchen appliance manufacturer, is this year celebrating 140 years of business and its unwavering core values: family, food and engineering.

After originally being founded in Guastalla in 1882, Bertazzoni today employs around 240 people and operates in more than 60 markets around the world. The brand covers various appliance categories – including cooking, cooling and dishwashing – and it produces more than 200,000 products each year.

Nicola Bertazzoni, COO at Bertazzoni, said it is a business built on the solid foundations of “love and passion”…

“We have an overwhelming desire to bring families together to share the joy of cooking and delicious food, something that we have come to do very well.

“This is a landmark year for us and we plan to prolong the celebrations throughout the duration of 2022 with a number of events, announcements and innovations to be revealed across the year. With an incredible 140 years behind us, we now look forward to the years ahead and the innovations we can bring to our most valued customers.”

Founded in the Italian town Guastalla in Emilia-Romagna, near Parma, it is a region famous for design and creativity, home to Italy’s finest mechanical engineers and industrial designers, including supercar manufacturers.

This is where Francesco Bertazzoni, a maker of precision weighing machines for the cheese industry, noticed a new type of wood burning stove being used for heating railcars on the railroad from Germany. He and his son Antonio began to make their own stoves, which were soon being sent all over Italy.

The brand is expected to make a number of announcements over the coming months in recognition of its special year. Most recently, it has unveiled a number of new range cooker additions to its Professional, Master and Heritage Series.