Our Story

To cook beautifully

Bertazzoni is today a byword for style and excellence all over the world. The family company is presided over by the fifth and sixth generations – an unbroken line that stretches back to the 19th century and an Italian town called Guastalla near Parma. 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.

 
Out into the world
In 1909 the family established its first factory. They expanded again in the 1920s as their wood burning stove cookers - sold under the La Germania brand - won awards of excellence. Napoleone, Francesco’s grandson, introduced new mass production techniques he learned while working for Fiat in Turin. In the inter-war years, stove production soared to 80,000 units.
 
In the 1950s Bertazzoni began to make its first gas stoves. The clean, instant energy transformed the prospects of the company. In the 1960s the first exports began and, by the turn of the century, the company’s cooking appliances were being sold in over 60 countries around the world.
 
In 2001, the company introduced the unequalled 'Toyota system' for manufacturing that relies on the relationship between exceptional speed and uncompromising quality, dependent on the commitment and culture of the company's people.


Today Bertazzoni exports its cooking appliances all over the world selling at the top end of the market through a high-quality dealer network, both under the Bertazzoni and the Bertazzoni La Germania brands names. 

Production in Bertazzoni’s modern manufacturing facility in Guastalla has quadrupled since 1998. Now the size of the plant is being further increased to boost capacity and add new products. New vigor and ideas are being embraced in innovative market strategies as the sixth Bertazzoni generation adds its weight to the international sales and brand management of the company.
 
For all its modernization and global marketing, Bertazzoni never forgets that its roots are in the traditions of the Italian family, culture and style. And that the company remains a specialist in the very personal art of cooking.

A Bertazzoni range from Italy respects and celebrates the art of cooking. Sympathetic engineering is composed into the definitive cooking machine designed with brilliant qualities and features that set it apart. With its high-end fit and finish, it is precision engineered for exceptional reliability and durability.
 

Precision and Flair
Bertazzoni has had long associations with the Italian auto industry in Turin and the design community of Milan, ensuring that the latest ideas and practices keep Bertazzoni cooking appliances in the forefront of innovation.


Bertazzoni design always understands the skills and needs of the modern cook, with imaginative details and the good looks for which Italians are renowned.